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The City of Des Lacs had a population of 220 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 220
Population in Households 220
Population in Familes 190
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 414
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71 (85.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $200,000


Median Household Income $62,263
Average Household Income $79,164
Per Capita Income $29,336
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 2.92%
Households 1.0% 2.95%
Families 0.0% 2.75%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
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.

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, 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 # 166 59th
Population Density1 # 184 54th
Diversity Index2 # 116 71st
Median Household Income # 113 72nd
Per Capita Income # 310 23rd

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