Rolette, North Dakota - Basic Facts

Rolette is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Rolette.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rolette County at latitude 48.6608 and longitude -99.8415. Rolette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,627 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Rolette (see map) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 505
Population in Households 474
Population in Familes 342
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 508
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $71,134
Average Home Value $71,591


Median Household Income $30,946
Average Household Income $45,902
Per Capita Income $19,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -3.75% -1.01%
Households -3.85% -1.04%
Families -4.88% -1.82%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.92%
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.

Rolette, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolette 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 103 75th
Population Density1 # 157 61st
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 392 2nd
Per Capita Income # 383 5th

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