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Pierce County, North Dakota (ND)


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County population in 2012: 4,457 (65% urban, 35% rural); it was 4,675 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 586
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 795
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,436
Renter-occupied apartments: 454 (it was 528 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

35%

Land area: 1018 sq. mi.
Water area: 64.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pierce County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.1%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Pierce County, North Dakota:


Median resident age:  46.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 2,179  (52.7%)
Females: 2,178  (47.3%)

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Pierce County,ND real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Pierce County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,659 ($26,524 in 1999)
This county:

$36659
North Dakota:

$47827

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $495)
This county:

$413
State:

$490


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,869 (it was $53,900 in 2000)
Pierce County:

$82,869
North Dakota:

$116,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,214 - $119,846

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,661
Here:

$127,661
State:

$136,625

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,423
Here:

$182,423
State:

$154,745

In 2-unit structures: $38,297
Here:

$38,297
State:

$110,423

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $37,487
Here:

$37,487
State:

$143,655

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $50,599
Here:

$50,599
State:

$151,070

Mobile homes: $49,023
Here:

$49,023
State:

$26,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,114
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

Institutionalized population: 261

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


Pierce 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: $933 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $706 (1.0%)


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


Pierce County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.4%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 35.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

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

12.5%
Whole state:

11.9%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pierce 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: Rugby, Balta, Wolford, Selz, Orrin, Barton.

Pierce 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 Pierce County include: Tunbridge Church (A), Hurricane Lake Church (B), Marker Church (C), Zion Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Eden Valley Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Carmel Cemetery (1), Reform Cemetery (2), Saint Mathis Cemetery (3), Zion Cemetery (4), Trinity Cemetery (5), Saint Anthony Cemetery (6), Strasburg Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Hurricane Lake (A), Horseshoe Lake (B), Grass Lake (C), Long Lake (D), Twin Lakes (E), Lesmeister Lake (F), Goose Lake (G), Alkali Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pierce County include: Meyer Township National Wildlife Refuge (1), Hurricane Lake National Wildlife Refuge (2), Juniata National Wildlife Refuge (3), Boyer National Wildlife Refuge (4), Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Benson County , Bottineau County , McHenry County , Rolette County , Sheridan County , Towner County , Wells County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 101
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 56 (66% naturalized citizens)

Pierce County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.6%

Pierce County marital status for males
Pierce County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pierce County with a mortgage: 356 (11 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 561

Here:

38.8% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.37%
Here85.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,991
Total congregations: 16

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents2,113 (52.9%)1,337 (33.5%)299 (7.5%)100 (2.5%)142 (3.6%)
Congregations4 (25.0%)6 (37.5%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)4 (25.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Pierce County - Rugby, Balta, Wolford, Selz, Orrin

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



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

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Pierce County:

12.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.7%
North Dakota:

27.6%



Agriculture in Pierce County:

Average size of farms: 1090 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $74,528
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $86.80
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,688
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 55.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $86,204
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.76
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.42%
Corn for grain: 4915 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 117405 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 9439 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pierce County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 1.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 6, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 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 (27%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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




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





Pierce County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,331 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 170 (8%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 181 (9%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 347 (17%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

130 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
130 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $36,117.

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
North Dakota average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.04% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($18,990 average AGI)
1.87% relocated from other states ($11,776 average AGI)
Pierce County:

1.87%
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 Rolette County, ND  0.78% ($19,154 average AGI)


7.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
North Dakota average:

7.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.76% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($19,059 average AGI)
2.26% relocated to other states ($10,525 average AGI)
Pierce County:

2.26%
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  0.95% ($24,063 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Pierce County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Pierce County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pierce County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,023 (964 aged, 59 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 22.95
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 24787.7
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 4131.280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47785.17

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 885.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1305.060
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23.3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43.26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69.91

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,096

Size of family households: 644 2-persons, 188 3-persons, 163 4-persons, 101 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 630 1-person, 53 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 3 4-persons.

89.7% of residents of Pierce County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
9.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $38,650,000 ($8871 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $662,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,135,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,155,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,025,000
Federal grants: $6,369,000
Federal procurement contracts: $232,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,734,000 ($494,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $974,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,394,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,393,000

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

Births: 248
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 347
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -283
Here -66 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pierce County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.58 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Pierce County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 147
  • 5 rooms: 244
  • 6 rooms: 266
  • 7 rooms: 173
  • 8 rooms: 275
  • 9+ rooms: 312
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 172
  • 5 rooms: 88
  • 6 rooms: 61
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 45
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pierce County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 233
  • 3 bedrooms: 629
  • 4 bedrooms: 388
  • 5+ bedrooms: 154
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 117
  • 2 bedrooms: 238
  • 3 bedrooms: 95
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Pierce County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 51
  • 1 vehicle: 292
  • 2 vehicles: 669
  • 3 vehicles: 302
  • 4 vehicles: 82
  • 5+ vehicles: 40
  • no vehicle: 71
  • 1 vehicle: 268
  • 2 vehicles: 104
  • 3 vehicles: 56
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

66% of Pierce County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in North Dakota.

Pierce County:

65.7%
State average:

57.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pierce County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Electricity (45.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.3%)
  • Utility gas (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 59
Here:

11.1%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

2.3%
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

Pierce County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Pierce County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Pierce County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Pierce County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5179.3 years
Mary4082.7 years
Elizabeth2685.6 years
Anna2287.5 years
Anton1880.3 years
Margaret1881.6 years
Frank1778.9 years
Joseph1776.9 years
Joe1778.0 years
Carl1783.9 years
Most common last names in Pierce County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Volk2878.2 years
Johnson2579.9 years
Voeller2276.5 years
Axtman2082.2 years
Nelson1877.6 years
Halvorson1883.5 years
Brossart1774.0 years
Anderson1686.4 years
Olson1682.4 years
Jelsing1578.1 years

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