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Mountrail County, North Dakota (ND)


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County population in 2012: 8,734 (all rural); it was 6,631 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 690
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,284
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,859
Renter-occupied apartments: 819 (it was 701 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

35%

Land area: 1824 sq. mi.
Water area: 117.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mountrail County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.2%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.3%), Public administration (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Mountrail County, North Dakota:


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

Males: 4,185  (42.5%)
Females: 3,488  (57.5%)

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Mountrail County,ND real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Mountrail County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,452 ($27,098 in 1999)
This county:

$37452
North Dakota:

$47827

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $319 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $437)
This county:

$319
State:

$490


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,407 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Mountrail County:

$66,407
North Dakota:

$116,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,301 - $101,334

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $84,746
Here:

$84,746
State:

$136,625

Townhouses or other attached units: $422,736
Here:

$422,736
State:

$154,745

Mobile homes: $44,012
Here:

$44,012
State:

$26,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $259

Institutionalized population: 58

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


Mountrail 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: $795 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $485 (0.9%)


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


Mountrail County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.8%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.4% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

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

19.3%
Whole state:

11.9%

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

8.8%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mountrail 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: New Town, Stanley, Parshall, Plaza, Palermo, White Earth, Ross.

Mountrail County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Churches in Mountrail County include: Lutheran Church (A), Knife River Church (B), Little Shell Church (C), Bethlehem Church (D), Shell Lake Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Scandia Valley Church (G), Norman Church (H), Cottonwood Lake Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beauty Valley Cemetery (1), Riverview Cemetery (2), White Earth Cemetery (3), East Community Cemetery (4), First Lutherin Cemetery (5), Sacred Heart Cemetery (6), Lutheran Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Lower Lostwood Lake (A), Powers Lake (B), Kittelson Slough (C), White Lake (D), Clearwater Lake (E), Robinson Lake (F), Rat Lake (G), Shell Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: White Earth River (A), White Earth Creek (B), Shell Creek (C), Little Knife River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mountrail County include: Crow Flies High Butte Historic Site (1), Van Hook State Game Management Area (2), Shell Lake National Wildlife Refuge (3), Reunion Point Public Use Area (4), Little Shell Creek Public Use Area (5), Van Hook State Wildlife Management Area (6), New Town Public Use Area (7), Palermo State Game Management Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Burke County , Dunn County , McKenzie County , McLean County , Ward County , Williams County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 235
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (73% naturalized citizens)

Mountrail County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.3%

Mountrail County marital status for males
Mountrail County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Mountrail County with a mortgage: 366 (4 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 676

Here:

35.1% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.64%
Here63.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,220
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsAssemblies of GodUnited Church of Christ
Adherents2,222 (52.7%)1,019 (24.1%)331 (7.8%)201 (4.8%)199 (4.7%)
Congregations11 (39.3%)4 (14.3%)2 (7.1%)2 (7.1%)3 (10.7%)
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPentecostal Church of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents86 (2.0%)75 (1.8%)47 (1.1%)23 (0.5%)17 (0.4%)
Congregations1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)2 (7.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Mountrail County - New Town, Stanley, Parshall, Plaza, Palermo

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Mountrail County:

9.29 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.0%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.3%
North Dakota:

27.6%



Agriculture in Mountrail County:

Average size of farms: 1566 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,302
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $80.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.40%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,436
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.40%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,111
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.22%
Corn for grain: 1478 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 256388 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 757 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Mountrail County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 1.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/30/1958, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mountrail County-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/11/1998 at 11:59:37, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Mountrail 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: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, 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 (25%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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




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





Mountrail County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,859 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 379 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 149 (6%)
  • Other means: 10 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 281 (10%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $46,169.

5.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
North Dakota average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.51% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($18,866 average AGI)
1.97% relocated from other states ($10,028 average AGI)
Mountrail County:

1.97%
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 Ward County, ND  1.08% ($30,107 average AGI)
from McKenzie County, ND  0.42% ($22,636)


7.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,514 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
North Dakota average:

7.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.70% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($13,552 average AGI)
3.20% relocated to other states ($15,962 average AGI)
Mountrail County:

3.20%
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 Ward County, ND  1.58% ($21,143 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.98% ($18,500)
to Cass County, ND  0.45% ($29,167)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9

Births per 1000 population in Mountrail County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Mountrail County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Mountrail County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,277 (1,136 aged, 141 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 15.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2679.940
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 168.450
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19601.84

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1581.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1520.040
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30.71

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 46.06

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,109

Size of family households: 850 2-persons, 365 3-persons, 287 4-persons, 206 5-persons, 75 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 791 1-person, 125 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

93.4% of residents of Mountrail County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
3.6% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $90,612,000 ($13876 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,422,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,192,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,207,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,943,000
Federal grants: $33,260,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,434,000 ($2,964,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,576,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,399,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,281,000
Federal Government insurance: $37,615,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 471
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 531
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -48
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Mountrail County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (66% from ground, 34% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Mountrail County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 214
  • 5 rooms: 439
  • 6 rooms: 379
  • 7 rooms: 266
  • 8 rooms: 220
  • 9+ rooms: 242
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 124
  • 3 rooms: 82
  • 4 rooms: 134
  • 5 rooms: 185
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 57
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mountrail County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 375
  • 3 bedrooms: 821
  • 4 bedrooms: 418
  • 5+ bedrooms: 138
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 185
  • 2 bedrooms: 186
  • 3 bedrooms: 246
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Mountrail County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 48
  • 1 vehicle: 447
  • 2 vehicles: 674
  • 3 vehicles: 416
  • 4 vehicles: 184
  • 5+ vehicles: 90
  • no vehicle: 95
  • 1 vehicle: 339
  • 2 vehicles: 193
  • 3 vehicles: 56
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

67% of Mountrail County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in North Dakota.

Mountrail County:

66.6%
State average:

57.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mountrail County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45.2%)
  • Utility gas (26.7%)
  • Electricity (18.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • Coal or coke (2.0%)
  • Electricity (35.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.8%)
  • Utility gas (18.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.9%)
  • Other fuel (4.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 45
Here:

5.2%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

0.6%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 27
Here:

13.2%
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

Mountrail County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Mountrail County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Mountrail County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Mountrail 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 Mountrail County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6579.6 years
Anna2986.5 years
William2976.8 years
Robert2768.8 years
Carl2679.3 years
George2582.1 years
James2374.4 years
Esther2285.5 years
Henry2080.0 years
Mary2079.7 years
Most common last names in Mountrail County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4276.2 years
Olson3483.7 years
Smith3268.7 years
Nelson2979.7 years
Anderson2376.9 years
Peterson1983.3 years
Fox1871.2 years
Hanson1680.8 years
Erickson1382.8 years
Larson1282.2 years

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