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Dahlen, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Dahlen Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nelson County at latitude 48.1588 and longitude -97.9324. Nelson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

The formal official name is the Dahlen Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dahlen, North Dakota.

The U5 Census Class Code for Dahlen indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


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


Total Households 7
Average Household Size 2.43
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 10 (58.8%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $95,000


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $56,685
Per Capita Income $26,890
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.34% -1.21%
Households -3.09% 0.0%
Families -4.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.


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, 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 # 381 5th
Population Density1 # 310 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 138 66th
Median Household Income # 268 31st
Per Capita Income # 340 15th

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