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Oliver County, North Dakota (ND)


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County population in 2012: 1,838 (all rural); it was 2,065 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 284
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 357
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 677
Renter-occupied apartments: 115 (it was 114 in 2000)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

35%

Land area: 724 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oliver County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.1%), Educational,health and social services (17.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.3%), Construction (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Oliver County, North Dakota:


Median resident age:  47.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 965  (58.0%)
Females: 881  (42.0%)

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Oliver County,ND real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Oliver County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,654 ($36,650 in 1999)
This county:

$50654
North Dakota:

$47827

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $286 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $355)
This county:

$286
State:

$490


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,916 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Oliver County:

$88,916
North Dakota:

$116,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,684 - $130,975

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,181
Here:

$147,181
State:

$136,625

Townhouses or other attached units: $78,807
Here:

$78,807
State:

$154,745

In 2-unit structures: $75,187
Here:

$75,187
State:

$110,423

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $83,303
Here:

$83,303
State:

$143,655

Mobile homes: $71,871
Here:

$71,871
State:

$26,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,072
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

Institutionalized population: 0

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


Oliver 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: $984 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $872 (1.3%)


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


Oliver County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 18 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

14.9%
Whole state:

11.9%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oliver County is $387 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.

Cities in this county include: Center.

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

2005 air pollution in Oliver County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.061 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.057 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significantly below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.



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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Oliver County: Cross Ranch (A), Milton R Young Powerplant (B), OK Ranch (C), Van Oosting Ranch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bagley Cemetery (1), Bagnell Cemetery (2), Rhein Cemetery (3), Moos Cemetery (4), Red Butte Cemetery (5), Nisbet Cemetery (6), Sanger Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Mandan Lake (A), Nelson Lake (B), Mosbrucker Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Hagel Creek (A), Sherk Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Oliver County include: Molander Historic Site (1), Molander State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Burleigh County , McLean County , Mercer County , Morton County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 39
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Oliver County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.4%

Oliver County marital status for males
Oliver County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Oliver County with a mortgage: 167 (19 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 147

Here:

53.2% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.54%
Here69.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,436
Total congregations: 4
Religions in Oliver County - Center

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
North Dakota:

27.6%



Agriculture in Oliver County:

Average size of farms: 1315 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $73,546
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $62.20
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.62%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,042
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,976
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.43%
Corn for grain: 1500 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 44039 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 260 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Oliver County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 3.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/18/1990, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Oliver County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 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 (32%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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




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





Oliver County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 612 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 149 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 59 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 163 (17%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


2 people in group homes intended for adults

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $46,737.

4.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
North Dakota average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in North Dakota.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
North Dakota average:

7.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.40% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($19,377 average AGI)
1.40% relocated to other states ($3,667 average AGI)
Oliver County:

1.40%
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  2.93% ($19,174 average AGI)
to Morton County, ND  1.28% ($39,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Births per 1000 population in Oliver County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Oliver County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Oliver County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 225 (199 aged, 26 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1434.090
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 606.730

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,844

Size of family households: 325 2-persons, 87 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 171 1-person, 27 2-persons, 4 3-persons.

95.1% of residents of Oliver County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $10,447,000 ($5572 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,119,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,924,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,012,000
Federal grants: $2,127,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $232,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $50,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $587,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,327,000

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

Births: 86
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 65
Here:

36 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: -260
Here -143 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Oliver County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.10 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Oliver County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 42
  • 5 rooms: 153
  • 6 rooms: 139
  • 7 rooms: 118
  • 8 rooms: 79
  • 9+ rooms: 122
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oliver County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 133
  • 3 bedrooms: 356
  • 4 bedrooms: 142
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 45
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Oliver County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 71
  • 2 vehicles: 261
  • 3 vehicles: 190
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5+ vehicles: 65
  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 39
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

77% of Oliver County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in North Dakota.

Oliver County:

76.9%
State average:

57.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oliver County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66.2%)
  • Electricity (17.3%)
  • Coal or coke (10.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50.9%)
  • Electricity (30.7%)
  • Coal or coke (15.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

8.2%
North Dakota:

7.1%

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

2.5%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

38.7%
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

Oliver County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Oliver County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Oliver County government finances - Debt in 2004:


Oliver County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Oliver County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1078.1 years
Anna880.4 years
Rose782.1 years
George576.8 years
Edward483.7 years
Lena486.3 years
William480.8 years
Peter476.5 years
Florence486.2 years
Helen379.0 years
Most common last names in Oliver County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Berger1077.4 years
Cordes675.7 years
Bittner678.8 years
Schulte683.2 years
Brown578.4 years
Hagerott571.6 years
Orgaard575.4 years
Starck572.8 years
Hoffman482.2 years
Benjamin482.5 years

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