Frontier, North Dakota

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Population in 2019: 213 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -22.0%
Males: 108  (51.2%)
Females: 105  (48.8%)
Median resident age:

54.8 years
North Dakota median age:

35.5 years

Zip codes: 58104.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $114,822 (it was $67,813 in 2000)
Frontier:

$114,822
ND:

$64,577

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $51,333 (it was $21,611 in 2000)

Frontier city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $322,888 (it was $130,600 in 2000)
Frontier:

$322,888
ND:

$205,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $372,177; detached houses: $364,086

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,094.

March 2019 cost of living index in Frontier: 100.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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Ancestries: German (53.1%), Norwegian (18.5%), Polish (4.9%), American (3.7%), Scandinavian (3.7%), Northern European (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 910 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 1,188 people per square mile   (low).

Frontier, North Dakota map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,485 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,551 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (5.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (213.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (567.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Prairie Rose, ND (1.1 miles),
Briarwood, ND (1.4 miles),
Horace, ND (2.1 miles ),
Fargo, ND (2.2 miles ),
Moorhead, MN (2.4 miles ),
West Fargo, ND (2.4 miles ),
Dilworth, MN (2.9 miles ),
Sabin, MN (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 46.80 N, Longitude: 96.83 W

Distribution of median household income in Frontier, ND in 2019
Distribution of house value in Frontier, ND in 2019
Frontier satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $250,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Frontier, ND residents
Average permit cost in Frontier, ND
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
North Dakota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +167 (+157.5%).
Most common industries in Frontier, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Truck transportation (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Social assistance (14.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Frontier, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Child care workers (6.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (12.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.5%)
  • Computer specialists (6.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)

Average climate in Frontier, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.18
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Frontier-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Frontier city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Frontier-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 684.6 miles away from Frontier center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 218.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from Frontier center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (32) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 27, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Frontier topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Frontier:

  • BETHANY ON 42ND (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-2502 (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • ELIM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRIENDSHIP-1635 (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • VILLA MARIA (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • FRASER-2726 (Hospital, about 3 miles away; FARGO, ND)
  • SANFORD DIALYSIS FARGO (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; FARGO, ND)

Amtrak station near Frontier:

  • 7 miles: FARGO (420 4TH ST. N) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Frontier:

  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 6 miles; Moorhead, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 6 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 7 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 38 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 50 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 79 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 96 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

89.3%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Frontier:

Marital status in Frontier, ND
  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 81.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.7%
  • Divorced: 1.3%

For population 25 years and over in Frontier:

  • High school or higher: 99.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
North Dakota average:

9.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Frontier, ND (based on Cass County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant46,44471
Catholic26,43814
Evangelical Protestant14,31844
Other1,80510
Orthodox501
None60,723-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Cass County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cass County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
Here:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Here:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

26.0%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cass County:

11.1%
North Dakota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.0%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Frontier:

40.8%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Frontier:

27.0%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Frontier:

17.2%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Frontier:

6.5
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Frontier:

36.6%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.4%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Frontier:

78.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Frontier, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,500
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,500

Frontier government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $65,000 ($305.16)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($28.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($4.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $42,000 ($197.18)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($159.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($136.15)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($103.29)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($103.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($79.81)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($79.81)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($70.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($42.25)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($23.47)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($23.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $3,000 ($14.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($9.39)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($9.39)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($9.39)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($4.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($51.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,000 ($28.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($14.08)

Frontier government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $40,000 ($187.79)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($183.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($32.86)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($14.08)
    Other: $2,000 ($9.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,000 ($9.39)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($51.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($14.08)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($305.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($61.03)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($56.34)
    Other: $9,000 ($42.25)
  • Tax - Property: $82,000 ($384.98)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,000 ($173.71)
    Other License: $9,000 ($42.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $8,000 ($37.56)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($9.39)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($4.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($4.69)

Frontier government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $631,000 ($2962.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $564,000 ($2647.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000 ($314.55)

Frontier government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,000 ($333.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $196,000 ($920.19)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $154,000 ($723.00)

8.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($795 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.12%
North Dakota average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clay County, MN  1.23% ($49,669 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.39% ($43,622)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.28% ($51,790)


7.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,255 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.17%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clay County, MN  1.43% ($45,732 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.43% ($47,183)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.23% ($36,795)

Strongest AM radio stations in Frontier:

  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Frontier:

  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDJZ (100.7 FM; HARWOOD, ND; Owner: TOM INGSTAD NORTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Frontier:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$110,1801$131,4202$165,165
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0405.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Frontier, ND
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Frontier, ND
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 41.4%Utility gas
  • 10.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Wood


Frontier compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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