County population in 2012: 9,309 (all rural); it was 9,311 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,327 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,831 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,140 Renter-occupied apartments: 739 (it was 675 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 2110 sq. mi. Water area: 218.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McLean County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.9%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,086 (1.1%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $656 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.0%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 1.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 49 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McLean County is $399 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $496 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $698 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in McLean County: Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery (A), Gateway (B), Snake Creek Pumping Station (C), Strawberry Lake Fire Department (D), Buffalo Rock Community Hall (E), The Falkirk Mine Ambulance Service (F), Great River Energy Ambulance Service (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in McLean County include: Immaculate Conception Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), South Saint Olaf Church (C), Banner Church (D), Saint Olaf Church (E), Veeder Church (F), Saint Pauls Church (G), Saint Peters Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Basto Cemetery (1), Medicine Hill Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Blackwater Cemetery (4), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (5), Saint Pauls Cemetery (6), Saint Nicholas Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Nettie (A), Nelson Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Postel Lake (D), Howells Lake (E), Minehan Slough (F), Lake Holmes (G), Lost Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buffalo Creek (A), Deepwater Creek (B), Wolf Creek (C), Snake Creek (D), Turtle Creek (E), Garrison Creek (F), Coal Lake Coulee (G), Yanktonai Creek (H), Charging Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in McLean County include: Lake Susie National Wildlife Refuge (1), Custer Mine State Game Management Area (2), De Trobriand State Game Management Area (3), Deepwater Creek Public Use Area (4), Deepwater Creek State Game Management Area (5), Douglas Creek Public Use Area (6), Douglas Creek State Game Management Area (7), Lost Lake National Wildlife Refuge (8), Riverdale State Game Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 1193 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $91,798 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $101.76 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.80% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $73,474 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 62.18% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.92% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $117,190 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.41% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.83 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.11% Corn for grain: 6433 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 345336 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 2266 harvested acres
McLean County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/24/1975, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Most recent natural disasters:
North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1981): May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
North Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 1, 2010 to April 3, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1901): April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1901, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1829): March 24, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Record and/or Near Record Snow, Incident Period: October 4, 2005 to October 6, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1616): November 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1616, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
North Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3247): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North Dakota Snow, Incident Period: January 23, 2004 to January 27, 2004, Emergency Declared (EM-3196): April 2, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3196, Natural disaster type: Snow
North Dakota Floods, Incident Period: March 1, 2001 to August 9, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1376): May 28, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1376, Natural disaster type: Flood
North Dakota Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: April 5, 2000 to August 12, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1334): June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1334, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Snow and Ice, Flooding, Ground Saturation, Landslides and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 1, 1999 to July 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1279): June 8, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1279, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Snow
North Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1174): April 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in McLean County (18) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Floods: 4, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Births per 1000 population in McLean County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population in McLean County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McLean County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,112 (1,912 aged, 200 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.34 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 1826.430 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 283.610 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38842.88
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1011.160 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1522.550 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23.25
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.31 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34.87
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.62
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 7,262 (2,200 male householders, 400 female householders)
2,251 spouses, 2,049 children (1,898 natural, 63 adopted, 88 stepchildren), 110 grandchildren, 52 brothers or sisters, 27 parents, 40 other relatives, 120 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,504 (693 male householders (589 living alone)), 604 female householders (542 living alone)), 207 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 196 (172 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,539 2-persons, 460 3-persons, 330 4-persons, 194 5-persons, 48 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons.
94.6% of residents of McLean County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $105,704,000 ($11991 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $11,787,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,128,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,443,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,018,000 Federal grants: $24,521,000 Federal procurement contracts: $14,199,000 ($9,443,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $5,395,000 ($1,505,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $578,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,340,000 Federal Government insurance: $57,155,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
45 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
76 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -425
-49 per 1000 residents
-29 per 1000 residents
Population growth in McLean County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.69 millions of gallons per day (57% from ground, 43% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 22
2000 to 2004: 199
1990 to 1999: 505
1980 to 1989: 785
1970 to 1979: 1,349
1960 to 1969: 514
1950 to 1959: 561
1940 to 1949: 515
1939 or earlier: 834
Rooms in houses/apartments in McLean County, North Dakota
71% of McLean County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in North Dakota.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7849
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,500
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in McLean County