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Cavalier, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Cavalier had a population of 1,284 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,284
Population in Households 1,239
Population in Familes 899
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,566
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 642
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 342
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 428 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $112,356
Average Home Value $152,576


Median Household Income $50,355
Average Household Income $67,531
Per Capita Income $33,339
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.44%
Households 0.02% -0.31%
Families 0.43% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

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, 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 # 44 89th
Population Density1 # 28 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 124 69th
Median Household Income # 286 29th
Per Capita Income # 187 54th

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