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The City of Des Lacs had a population of 222 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Des Lacs is located at latitude 48.2569 and longitude -101.5637 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Des Lacs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The City of Des Lacs (GNIS ID: 1035988) 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 Des Lacs 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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Des Lacs, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 222
Daytime Population: Workers 90
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 181
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 417
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $62,225
Average Household Income $83,496
Per Capita Income $31,534


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (82.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $191,667
Average Home Value $216,304


Total Households 85
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 63
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 1.17% 2.49%
Households 1.19% 2.46%
Families 0.22% 2.42%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Des Lacs, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Lacs 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 # 166 59th
Population Density # 185 54th
Diversity Index # 131 67th
Median Household Income # 142 65th
Per Capita Income # 279 31st

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