County population in 2012: 758 (all rural); it was 767 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 94 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 184 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 273 Renter-occupied apartments: 48 (it was 40 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 1218 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile (very low).
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Slope County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $277 (0.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $201 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.9%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.8%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Slope 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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Slope County: Stuber Ranch (A), Logging Camp Ranch (B), Tennant Ranch (C), Horse Creek Association Headquarters (D), Last Buffalo Hunt in North Dakota Recreation Site (E), R Staber Ranch (F), Oldis Ranch (G), Olds Ranch (H), Old Deep Creek Guard Station (I), Ponderosa Pine Area (J), Kruger Ranch (K), Clark Ranch (L), Brown Ranch (M), Oldis Ranch (N), Rue Ranch (O), V Strom Ranch (P), G Strom Ranch (Q), Janikowski Ranch (R), Wolfgrum Ranch (S), G and D Heinrich Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Lebanon Cemetery (1), Peaceful Valley Cemetery (2), Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery (3), Pierce Cemetery (4), Riverside Cemetery (5), Saint Paul Cemetery (6), DeSart Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cash Creek (A), Williams Creek (B), Butte Creek (C), Adobe Wall Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Spring Coulee (F), Cottonwood Creek (G), Cannonball Creek (H), First Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 8 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
1995 to March 2000: 0
1990 to 1994: 0
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): 16.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.5%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 400
One, attached: 5
Mobile homes: 46
Housing units in Slope County with a mortgage: 31 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 107
0.0% with mortgage
58.1% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Slope County
Slope 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 full-service restaurants: 2
30.40 / 10,000 pop.
8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Agriculture in Slope County:
Average size of farms: 2944 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,274 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $51.69 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: 58.81% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,502 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.19% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $98,048 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.94% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.88 Corn for grain: 305 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 83680 harvested acres
Slope County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 10977101.0 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/29/1975, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Slope County-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 45% 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 372.6 miles away from Slope 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 529.6 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage 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 373.5 miles away from the county center On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.2 miles away from the county center On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from Slope County center On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 298.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
North DakotaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 20, 2010 to January 25, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1879): February 26, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1879, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
North DakotaSevere Winter Storm and Record and/or Near Record Snow, Incident Period: October 4, 2005 to October 6, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1616): November 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1616, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
North DakotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3247): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
North DakotaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1174): April 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
North DakotaSevere Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1157): January 12, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1157, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
North DakotaStorms, Ice Jams, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-554): April 17, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-554, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
North DakotaBlizzard and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 16, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3061): February 16, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3061, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
The number of natural disasters in Slope County (7) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 2
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Slope County (%):
United States or American (8%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 198 (50%)
Carpooled: 26 (7%)
Walked: 40 (10%)
Other means: 3 (1%)
Worked at home: 129 (33%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,315.
3.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,909 average adjusted gross income)
North Dakota average:
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
4.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,333 average adjusted gross income)
North Dakota average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in North Dakota.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Births per 1000 population in Slope County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Slope County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Slope County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 93 (0 aged, 0 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 423.130
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 619 (190 male householders, 34 female householders)
198 spouses, 183 children (173 natural, 0 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 1 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 108 (65 male householders (61 living alone)), 37 female householders (35 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives
Size of family households: 141 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 96 1-person, 6 2-persons.
168 married couples with children.
21 single-parent households (12 men, 9 women).
96.3% of residents of Slope County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $9,465,000 ($12756 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $17,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,113,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $651,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,463,000 Federal grants: $2,072,000 Federal procurement contracts: $41,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $489,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $201,000 Federal Government insurance: $14,359,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
55 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
30 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -72
-102 per 1000 residents
-29 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Slope County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.02 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 6
2000 to 2004: 43
1990 to 1999: 18
1980 to 1989: 31
1970 to 1979: 57
1960 to 1969: 33
1950 to 1959: 25
1940 to 1949: 46
1939 or earlier: 182
Rooms in houses/apartments in Slope County, North Dakota
78% of Slope County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in North Dakota.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 579
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Slope County