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Cavalier, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Cavalier had a population of 1,266 as of July 1, 2017. Cavalier 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 Cavalier is located at latitude 48.7948 and longitude -97.6232 in Pembina County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cavalier (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pembina County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 889 feet.

The City of Cavalier (GNIS ID: 1035959) 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 Cavalier population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,266
Daytime Population: Workers 1,067
Daytime Population: Residents 590
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,657
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 1,220
Population in Familes 879
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 1,544
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $52,148
Average Household Income $68,651
Per Capita Income $33,639


Total Housing Units 722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $125,362
Average Home Value $167,057


Total Households 629
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 331
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 -0.39% -0.59%
Households -0.26% -0.51%
Families -0.08% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Cavalier, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cavalier 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 # 46 89th
Population Density # 26 94th
Diversity Index # 121 70th
Median Household Income # 285 29th
Per Capita Income # 217 46th

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