Dahlen, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dahlen, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Dahlen Census Designated Place had a population of 17 as of July 1, 2015. Dahlen ranks in the lower 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 Dahlen is located at latitude 48.1588 and longitude -97.9324 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the Dahlen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nelson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

The Dahlen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584339) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dahlen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Dahlen, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 17
Population in Households 17
Population in Familes 14
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 122
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 8
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (52.9%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $95,000


Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $63,508
Per Capita Income $26,361
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.08% -1.21%
Households 0.0% -2.64%
Families -3.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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.

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Dahlen, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dahlen to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 386 5th
Population Density1 # 314 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 189 54th
Median Household Income # 339 15th
Per Capita Income # 330 18th

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