Fort Totten, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Totten, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Fort Totten Census Designated Place had a population of 1,213 as of July 1, 2015. Fort Totten ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Totten is located at latitude 47.9705 and longitude -99.0166 in Benson County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Totten Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Benson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The Fort Totten Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393007) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Totten Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Fort Totten, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Totten population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Fort Totten, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,213
Population in Households 1,199
Population in Familes 1,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 4.51
Family Households 218
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93 (31.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (58.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $103,409
Average Home Value $122,581


Median Household Income $25,602
Average Household Income $39,043
Per Capita Income $10,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.02%
Households -0.63% -0.15%
Families -1.18% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fort Totten, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Totten to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 89th
Population Density1 # 299 26th
Diversity Index2 # 57 86th
Median Household Income # 399 1st
Per Capita Income # 398 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.