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. 2013 cost of living index in Oliver County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.7%), Educational, health and social services (22.2%), Construction (13.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 45%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Oliver County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
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 2013: $73,925 ($36,650 in 1999)

This county:

$73925
North Dakota:

$55759

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $464 (lower quartile is $254, upper quartile is $876)
This county:

$464
State:

$622


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,081 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Oliver:

$116,081
North Dakota:

$155,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,207 - $243,290
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,040
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $329

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:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $160,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,131 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $920 (0.9%)

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 2013: 7.4%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 69.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 67.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.3%
Oliver County:

7.3%
North Dakota:

11.8%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.9% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 94.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 2

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oliver County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4171
Mainline Protestant4132
Evangelical Protestant--
None1,016-
Oliver County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Oliver County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Oliver County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Oliver County:

8.6%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Oliver County:

28.4%
State:

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 24138376.6 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.

Earthquake activity:

Oliver County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 480.0 miles away from Oliver County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 635.8 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 223.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 480.6 miles away from Oliver County center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 298.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 11, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • India (67%)
  • Canada (33%)

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

  • German (59%)
  • Norwegian (14%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scandinavian (2%)
  • German Russian (1%)

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 2010 was $56,306.

6.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
North Dakota average:

7.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.60% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($24,940 average AGI)
2.37% relocated from other states ($13,720 average AGI)
Oliver County:

2.37%
North Dakota average:

4.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burleigh County, ND  1.53% ($45,364 average AGI)


6.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,688 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
North Dakota average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.31% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($34,104 average AGI)
1.40% relocated to other states ($6,583 average AGI)
Oliver County:

1.40%
North Dakota average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  1.54% ($42,636 average AGI)

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 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.

475 married couples with children.
78 single-parent households (37 men, 41 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 36
  • 1990 to 1999: 114
  • 1980 to 1989: 116
  • 1970 to 1979: 260
  • 1960 to 1969: 101
  • 1950 to 1959: 45
  • 1940 to 1949: 85
  • 1939 or earlier: 158
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Oliver County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $799,000
    General - Other: $318,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Welfare - Other: $127,000
    Police Protection: $120,000
    Financial Administration: $115,000
    General Public Buildings: $105,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Health Services - Other: $61,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000
    Water Utilities: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,994,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $745,000

Oliver County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - All Other: $53,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,029,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $73,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $752,000
    Highways: $235,000
    General Support: $132,000
    Public Welfare: $14,000
  • Tax - Property: $508,000
    NEC: $19,000

Oliver County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $71,346,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $65,369,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,977,000

Oliver County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,766,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $65,369,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Oliver County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Oliver County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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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