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Traill County, North Dakota (ND)


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County population in 2012: 8,072 (all rural); it was 8,477 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,350
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,093
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,420
Renter-occupied apartments: 951 (it was 921 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

35%

Land area: 862 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%), Manufacturing (10.5%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Traill County, North Dakota:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years

Males: 4,067  (52.4%)
Females: 4,054  (47.6%)

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Traill County,ND real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Traill County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,753 ($37,445 in 1999)
This county:

$51753
North Dakota:

$47827

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $386 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $480)
This county:

$386
State:

$490


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $95,859 (it was $60,200 in 2000)
Traill County:

$95,859
North Dakota:

$116,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,139 - $136,111

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,113
Here:

$110,113
State:

$136,625

Townhouses or other attached units: $109,225
Here:

$109,225
State:

$154,745

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,064
Here:

$122,064
State:

$151,070

Mobile homes: $38,802
Here:

$38,802
State:

$26,643
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,168
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $345

Institutionalized population: 168

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


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Traill 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: $1,380 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,045 (1.4%)


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


Traill County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.9%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents, 42.4% for other race residents, 25.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

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

9.2%
Whole state:

11.9%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

4.9%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Traill County is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $548 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $741 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Buxton, Reynolds, Galesburg, Clifford, Caledonia, Blanchard.

Traill 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:

Notable locations in Traill County: Elm River Town Hall (A), Herberg Town Hall (B), Hillsboro Town Hall (C), Bloomfield Town Hall (D), Eldorado Town Hall (E), Norway Town Hall (F), Roseville Town Hall (G), Bingham Town Hall (H), Ervin Town Hall (I), Wold Town Hall (J), Stavanger Town Hall (K), Buxton Town Hall (L), Morgan Town Hall (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Traill County include: Stordahl Church (A), Highland Church (B), Ringsaker Church (C), Aal Church (D), Trinity Church (E), Norway Church (F), Saint Olaf Church (G), Bethany Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lynn Elton Cemetery (1), Arnegard Cemetery (2), Asheim Cemetery (3), Aurdal Cemetery (4), Bethany Cemetery (5), Morgan Cemetery (6), Reeves Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Grandin Lake (A), Wold Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: North Branch Goose River (A), South Branch Goose River (B), Elm River (C), Middle Branch Goose River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cass County , Grand Forks County , Steele County , Norman County, Minnesota , Polk County, Minnesota .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 670
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 117 (47% naturalized citizens)

Traill County:

1.4%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.7%

Traill County marital status for males
Traill County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Traill County with a mortgage: 933 (41 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 875

Here:

51.6% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.32%
Here86.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,317
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents5,510 (75.3%)914 (12.5%)242 (3.3%)238 (3.3%)413 (5.6%)
Congregations18 (64.3%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)2 (7.1%)5 (17.9%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Traill County - Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Buxton

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

9.99 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Traill County:

11.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.1%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Traill County:

13.1%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Traill County:

Average size of farms: 1240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $236,444
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $208.18
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $207,534
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $275,874
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 50 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.78
Corn for grain: 63890 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 128920 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 186524 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Traill County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 1.0 times above overall U.S. average.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Traill County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Floods: 10, Snows: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 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 (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Traill County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,979 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 402 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (1%)
  • Walked: 283 (7%)
  • Other means: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 187 (5%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


233 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
196 people in nursing homes

People in group quarters in Traill County, North Dakota in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $47,578.

6.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
North Dakota average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.07% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($26,190 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($12,697 average AGI)
Traill County:

2.28%
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 Grand Forks County, ND  1.72% ($30,755 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  1.14% ($41,400)


8.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.77%
North Dakota average:

7.80%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.54% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($20,065 average AGI)
3.23% relocated to other states ($12,693 average AGI)
Traill County:

3.23%
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 Cass County, ND  2.44% ($34,221 average AGI)
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.62% ($27,510)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Traill County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Traill County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Traill County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,631 (1,542 aged, 89 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 23.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6072.200
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1111.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23738.94

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1093.620
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1490.210
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 48.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35.11
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 60.09

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,759

Size of family households: 1,152 2-persons, 391 3-persons, 332 4-persons, 190 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,062 1-person, 157 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

94.9% of residents of Traill County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% 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: $67,553,000 ($8075 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,979,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,092,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,885,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $19,355,000
Federal grants: $9,818,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,304,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,098,000 ($728,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,983,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,904,000
Federal Government insurance: $93,481,000

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

Births: 437
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 578
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -12
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Traill County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.00 millions of gallons per day (62% from ground, 38% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Traill County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 182
  • 5 rooms: 448
  • 6 rooms: 493
  • 7 rooms: 430
  • 8 rooms: 329
  • 9+ rooms: 498
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 198
  • 4 rooms: 273
  • 5 rooms: 123
  • 6 rooms: 101
  • 7 rooms: 68
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 46
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Traill County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 522
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,088
  • 4 bedrooms: 614
  • 5+ bedrooms: 159
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 227
  • 2 bedrooms: 398
  • 3 bedrooms: 200
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
Cars and other vehicles available in Traill County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 63
  • 1 vehicle: 521
  • 2 vehicles: 1,018
  • 3 vehicles: 540
  • 4 vehicles: 208
  • 5+ vehicles: 70
  • no vehicle: 113
  • 1 vehicle: 440
  • 2 vehicles: 287
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

61% of Traill 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, 66% lived in North Dakota.

Traill County:

61.4%
State average:

57.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Traill County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (35.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.6%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (52.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.0%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

1.6%
North Dakota:

7.1%

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

0.9%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

1.6%
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 Debt

Traill County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Traill County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Traill County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Traill County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Traill County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Traill County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6680.0 years
Clara5285.5 years
Henry4482.7 years
Oscar4281.2 years
Ida4185.5 years
Carl3982.6 years
Anna3888.2 years
George3877.5 years
Joseph3682.9 years
William3479.5 years
Most common last names in Traill County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8578.4 years
Hanson6781.0 years
Thompson6281.9 years
Anderson5980.7 years
Nelson5781.3 years
Olson4579.6 years
Larson4280.5 years
Berg3883.7 years
Haugen3078.7 years
Peterson2679.2 years

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