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Dunseith, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Dunseith is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rolette County at latitude 48.813 and longitude -100.0624. Rolette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,706 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dunseith 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 Dunseith (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunseith: Little Chicago of the West.

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


Total Population 778
Population in Households 766
Population in Familes 627
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 778
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 278
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $85,165
Average Home Value $90,057


Median Household Income $33,543
Average Household Income $55,211
Per Capita Income $17,975
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 1.01%
Households 0.34% 1.13%
Families 3.41% 0.9%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   4.26%
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.


Dunseith, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunseith 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 # 78 81st
Population Density1 # 105 74th
Diversity Index2 # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 388 3rd
Per Capita Income # 390 3rd

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