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Slope County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2014: 765 (all rural); it was 767 in 2000
County 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:

13%
State:

35%

Land area: 1218 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Slope County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (96.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 70%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Slope County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 416  (54.5%)
Females: 349  (45.5%)
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Average household size:
Slope County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,982 ($24,667 in 1999)

This county:

$63982
North Dakota:

$55759

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $560 (lower quartile is $259, upper quartile is $890)
This county:

$560
State:

$622


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,714 (it was $25,700 in 2000)
Slope:

$71,714
North Dakota:

$155,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,680 - $193,201
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $994
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $248

Institutionalized population: 0
Slope County, ND map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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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%)

Slope County household income distribution in 2009 Slope County home values distribution Slope County contract rent distribution in 2009
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%
Slope County:

8.8%
North Dakota:

11.8%
(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.

Cities in this county include: Marmarth, Amidon.

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

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Washington , Columbia County, Washington , Golden Valley County, Montana , Grant County , Florence County, Wisconsin , Umatilla County, Oregon .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.3%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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)

Slope County:

0.3%
Whole state:

1.9%

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%

Slope County marital status for males Slope County marital status for females

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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Slope County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1781
Catholic441
None505-
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
This county:

30.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Slope County:

8.0%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Slope County:

28.1%
State:

27.6%

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

Earthquake activity:

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (44%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

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

  • Austria (100%)

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

  • German (47%)
  • Norwegian (15%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Swedish (7%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Czech (3%)

Slope County mode of transportation to work chart

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)

Here:

3.96%
North Dakota average:

7.91%


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)

Here:

4.30%
North Dakota average:

7.15%


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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Slope County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Slope County


Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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:

Households: 727
  • 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:

Births: 39
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 21
Here:

30 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: -72
Here -102 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.0
State:

4.0

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
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 74
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 50
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 2
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Slope County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 63
  • 3 bedrooms: 107
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Slope County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 57
  • 2 vehicles: 63
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 30
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

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.

Slope County:

77.8%
State average:

57.5%

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

  • This state: 579
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 47
  • South: 25
  • West: 114

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55.3%)
  • Utility gas (30.0%)
  • Electricity (8.8%)
  • Coal or coke (1.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62.5%)
  • Utility gas (22.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)

Slope County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $30,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $392,000
    General - Other: $137,000
    Health Services - Other: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $70,000
    Central Staff Services: $62,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    Police Protection: $46,000
    General Public Buildings: $43,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $18,000
    Welfare - Other: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Welfare: $56,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    Corrections: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $21,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $235,000

Slope County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $21,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $359,000
    General Support: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $95,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $190,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $112,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $185,000
    All Other: $15,000
    General Support: $14,000
    Public Welfare: $10,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000
  • Tax - Property: $291,000
    NEC: $3,000

Slope County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,083,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 0
Slope County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Slope County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Slope County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"