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Sarles, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Sarles had a population of 27 as of July 1, 2016. Sarles ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sarles is located at latitude 48.9451 and longitude -98.9957 in Cavalier County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sarles (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cavalier County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,581 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sarles are located in Cavalier County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Towner County.

The City of Sarles (GNIS ID: 1036254) 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 Sarles 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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Sarles, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27
Population in Households 27
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 0


Total Households 13
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 9
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (51.9%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $200,000


Median Household Income $60,354
Average Household Income $90,041
Per Capita Income $43,678
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.75%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 9.86% -2.33%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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.

Sarles, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sarles 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 # 361 11th
Population Density1 # 310 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 389 3rd
Median Household Income # 133 69th
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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