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Lignite, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Lignite had a population of 164 as of July 1, 2016. Lignite ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lignite is located at latitude 48.8775 and longitude -102.5643 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lignite (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,982 feet.

The City of Lignite (GNIS ID: 1036130) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lignite population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lignite: Kincaid.

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Lignite, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 164
Population in Households 164
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,159
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 80
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $86,667
Average Home Value $111,328


Median Household Income $71,390
Average Household Income $97,711
Per Capita Income $46,418
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 2.55%
Households 0.82% 2.38%
Families 1.74% 2.34%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Lignite, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lignite to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 200 50th
Population Density1 # 58 86th
Diversity Index2 # 207 48th
Median Household Income # 43 90th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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