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The City of Casselton had a population of 3,191 as of July 1, 2017. Casselton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Casselton is located at latitude 46.8971 and longitude -97.2126 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Casselton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 938 feet.

The City of Casselton (GNIS ID: 1035957) 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 Casselton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Casselton: Cass Town, Goose Creek, Swan Creek.

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Casselton, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,191
Daytime Population: Workers 1,146
Daytime Population: Residents 1,475
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,621
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 3,191
Population in Familes 2,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,700
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $69,125
Average Household Income $89,118
Per Capita Income $33,569


Total Housing Units 1,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 825 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 379 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $189,163
Average Home Value $226,365


Total Households 1,204
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 853
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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.43% 3.71%
Households 4.5% 3.72%
Families 4.18% 3.5%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Casselton, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Casselton 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 22 95th
Diversity Index # 210 48th
Median Household Income # 83 80th
Per Capita Income # 220 45th

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