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White Earth, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of White Earth is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mountrail County at latitude 48.3799 and longitude -102.7718. Mountrail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,096 feet.

The formal official name is the City of White Earth, but most people and references simply refer to it as White Earth, North Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for White Earth indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of White Earth (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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White Earth, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 100
Population in Households 93
Population in Familes 78
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 67
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $120,690


Median Household Income $70,588
Average Household Income $98,499
Per Capita Income $35,734
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 5.39% 6.03%
Households 7.24% 6.52%
Families 5.39% 5.71%
Median Household Income   3.5%
Per Capita Income   4.9%
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 Earth, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Earth 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 # 240 41st
Population Density1 # 351 13th
Diversity Index2 # 219 46th
Median Household Income # 38 91st
Per Capita Income # 107 74th

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