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McLean County, North Dakota (ND)


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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:

18%
State:

35%

Land area: 2110 sq. mi.
Water area: 218.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 16%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in McLean County, North Dakota:


Median resident age:  49.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 4,557  (51.5%)
Females: 4,405  (48.5%)

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McLean County,ND real estate house value trend



Average household size:
McLean County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,693 ($32,337 in 1999)
This county:

$44693
North Dakota:

$47827

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $313 (lower quartile is $194, upper quartile is $409)
This county:

$313
State:

$490


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $97,763 (it was $51,400 in 2000)
McLean County:

$97,763
North Dakota:

$116,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,459 - $164,789

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $115,522
Here:

$115,522
State:

$136,625

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,381
Here:

$168,381
State:

$154,745

In 2-unit structures: $89,561
Here:

$89,561
State:

$110,423

Mobile homes: $89,129
Here:

$89,129
State:

$26,643

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,234
Here:

$15,234
State:

$51,019
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $959
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 172

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


McLean County, ND map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


McLean County household income distribution in 2009 McLean County home values distribution


McLean County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

13.5%
Whole state:

11.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.9%

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.

Cities in this county include: Washburn, Garrison, Underwood, Wilton, Turtle Lake, White Shield, Max, Riverdale, Coleharbor, Butte.

McLean County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.visitmcleancounty.com/officials/officialsindex.html

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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

 

Neighboring counties: Burleigh County , Dunn County , McHenry County , Mercer County , Mountrail County , Oliver County , Sheridan County , Ward County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 159
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 82 (65% naturalized citizens)

McLean County:

0.9%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.1%

McLean County marital status for males
McLean County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in McLean County with a mortgage: 859 (26 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,205

Here:

41.6% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.57%
Here91.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,526
Total congregations: 43

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchNorth American Baptist ConferenceUnited Methodist Church
Adherents3,484 (40.9%)2,719 (31.9%)564 (6.6%)411 (4.8%)300 (3.5%)
Congregations13 (30.2%)8 (18.6%)3 (7.0%)4 (9.3%)3 (7.0%)
NameUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents297 (3.5%)180 (2.1%)129 (1.5%)111 (1.3%)331 (3.9%)
Congregations2 (4.7%)1 (2.3%)2 (4.7%)2 (4.7%)5 (11.6%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in McLean County - Washburn, Garrison, Underwood, Wilton, Turtle Lake

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
McLean County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

8.41 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
McLean County:

13.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%



Agriculture in McLean County:

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

Tornado activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Plant and system operators (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in McLean County (%):





McLean County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,720 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 564 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0%)
  • Walked: 313 (8%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 380 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in McLean County, North Dakota in 2000:

People in group quarters in McLean County, North Dakota in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $42,564.

5.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
North Dakota average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.13% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($23,154 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($10,115 average AGI)
McLean County:

1.80%
North Dakota average:

3.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Burleigh County, ND  1.08% ($33,026 average AGI)
from Ward County, ND  0.91% ($43,563)


7.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
North Dakota average:

7.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.15% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($28,193 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($5,051 average AGI)
McLean County:

1.51%
North Dakota average:

4.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Burleigh County, ND  2.38% ($38,329 average AGI)
to Ward County, ND  1.12% ($35,150)
to Cass County, ND  0.59% ($23,048)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.28% ($21,200)
to Morton County, ND  0.28% ($25,300)

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:

Households: 8,766

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,131 1-person, 143 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 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:

Births: 391
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 653
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -425
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in McLean County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 64
  • 4 rooms: 338
  • 5 rooms: 721
  • 6 rooms: 566
  • 7 rooms: 502
  • 8 rooms: 396
  • 9+ rooms: 545
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 76
  • 4 rooms: 210
  • 5 rooms: 157
  • 6 rooms: 86
  • 7 rooms: 43
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9+ rooms: 38
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McLean County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 86
  • 2 bedrooms: 778
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,361
  • 4 bedrooms: 718
  • 5+ bedrooms: 197
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 110
  • 2 bedrooms: 316
  • 3 bedrooms: 146
  • 4 bedrooms: 81
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in McLean County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 94
  • 1 vehicle: 600
  • 2 vehicles: 1,134
  • 3 vehicles: 824
  • 4 vehicles: 328
  • 5+ vehicles: 160
  • no vehicle: 95
  • 1 vehicle: 279
  • 2 vehicles: 213
  • 3 vehicles: 56
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

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.

McLean County:

71.1%
State average:

57.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.1%)
  • Electricity (13.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Coal or coke (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (41.6%)
  • Electricity (32.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

0.5%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

0.7%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

10.5%
North Dakota:

10.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

McLean County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


McLean County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


McLean County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



McLean County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McLean County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in McLean County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11779.5 years
Fred4580.5 years
Anna4387.3 years
Robert4173.4 years
Mary4079.0 years
William4078.1 years
Emma3681.7 years
George3679.2 years
Henry3481.8 years
Edward3278.6 years
Most common last names in McLean County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8278.0 years
Anderson5377.7 years
Sayler3778.3 years
Olson3480.9 years
Nelson3480.6 years
Peterson2775.9 years
Wagner2576.9 years
Eslinger2279.8 years
Hanson2182.5 years
Bauer2077.0 years

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