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Fort Totten, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Fort Totten Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Benson County at latitude 47.9705 and longitude -99.0166. Benson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The formal official name is the Fort Totten Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Totten, North Dakota.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fort Totten indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Fort Totten Census Designated Place, ND Boundary Map


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Fort Totten, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,200
Population in Households 1,186
Population in Familes 1,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 140
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 262
Average Household Size 4.53
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (57.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $90,909
Average Home Value $116,848


Median Household Income $23,443
Average Household Income $40,174
Per Capita Income $10,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.82% -0.18%
Households -1.13% -0.38%
Families -1.77% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   3.24%
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, 2014 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 # 46 89th
Population Density1 # 299 26th
Diversity Index2 # 71 83rd
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.