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Sarles, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Sarles had a population of 26 as of July 1, 2017. Sarles ranks in the lower 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 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 26
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 9
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 26
Population in Familes 21
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 119
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $99,775
Per Capita Income $43,313


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (55.6%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $207,500


Total Households 12
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 8
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 -1.02% -0.78%
Households -1.1% 0.0%
Families 6.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   11.47%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 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 # 361 10th
Population Density # 316 21st
Diversity Index # 284 31st
Median Household Income # 321 21st
Per Capita Income # 25 94th

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