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Oakes, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Oakes had a population of 1,822 as of July 1, 2017. Oakes 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 Oakes is located at latitude 46.1393 and longitude -98.0877 in Dickey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,316 feet.

The City of Oakes (GNIS ID: 1036205) 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 Oakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakes: Oakes City.

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Oakes, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,822
Daytime Population: Workers 1,081
Daytime Population: Residents 782
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,863
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 1,759
Population in Familes 1,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,116
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $52,170
Average Household Income $72,442
Per Capita Income $31,652


Total Housing Units 915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 540 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $132,656
Average Home Value $179,516


Total Households 805
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.19%
Households -0.03% -0.2%
Families 0.2% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Oakes, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakes to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 30 93rd
Population Density # 63 85th
Diversity Index # 119 71st
Median Household Income # 284 29th
Per Capita Income # 272 32nd

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