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Fort Totten, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Fort Totten Census Designated Place had a population of 1,245 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Totten ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Fort Totten is located at latitude 47.9705 and longitude -99.0166 in Benson County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Totten Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Benson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The Fort Totten Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393007) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Totten Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Fort Totten, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Totten 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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Fort Totten, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,245
Daytime Population: Workers 1,381
Daytime Population: Residents 977
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,358
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.89
Population in Households 1,232
Population in Familes 1,065
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 145
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $20,699
Average Household Income $39,180
Per Capita Income $10,034


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (29.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (63.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $38,182
Average Home Value $57,143


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 4.53
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 5
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.02% -0.19%
Households -0.15% -0.3%
Families -0.61% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

Fort Totten, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Totten 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 # 48 88th
Population Density # 296 26th
Diversity Index # 76 82nd
Median Household Income # 399 1st
Per Capita Income # 399 1st

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