Ellendale, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellendale, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Ellendale had a population of 1,335 as of July 1, 2017. Ellendale 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 Ellendale is located at latitude 46.0049 and longitude -98.525 in Dickey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellendale (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

The City of Ellendale (GNIS ID: 1036021) 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 Ellendale 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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Ellendale, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,335
Daytime Population: Workers 859
Daytime Population: Residents 615
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,200
Population in Familes 909
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $40,134
Average Household Income $50,009
Per Capita Income $22,539


Total Housing Units 707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $74,324
Average Home Value $103,143


Total Households 566
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 311
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 -0.59% -0.17%
Households 0.1% -0.21%
Families -0.09% -0.39%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Ellendale, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellendale 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 # 42 90th
Population Density # 95 77th
Diversity Index # 114 72nd
Median Household Income # 382 5th
Per Capita Income # 382 5th

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