White Shield, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Shield, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The White Shield Census Designated Place had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2016. White Shield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 White Shield is located at latitude 47.6602 and longitude -101.8436 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the White Shield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,001 feet.

The White Shield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393855) 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 White Shield Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Fort Berthold, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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

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


Total Population 397
Population in Households 397
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 83
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $134,722
Average Home Value $205,072


Median Household Income $57,007
Average Household Income $81,745
Per Capita Income $27,560
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.71% 2.22%
Households 2.63% 2.23%
Families 1.42% 2.08%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

White Shield, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Shield 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 # 118 71st
Population Density1 # 325 19th
Diversity Index2 # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 193 52nd
Per Capita Income # 352 12th

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