Oakes, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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Oakes, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Oakes had a population of 1,777 as of July 1, 2018. Oakes ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Oakes is located at latitude 46.1393 and longitude -98.0877 in Dickey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oakes (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,316 feet.

The City of Oakes (GNIS ID: 1036205) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oakes: Oakes City.

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Oakes, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,777
Population in Households 1,714
Population in Familes 1,355
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,088
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $53,126
Average Household Income $71,821
Per Capita Income $31,528


Total Housing Units 917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 564 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $132,582
Average Home Value $174,378


Total Households 787
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 469
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.53% -0.58%
Households -0.3% -0.59%
Families -0.18% -0.78%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

Oakes, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakes to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 29 93rd
Population Density # 62 85th
Diversity Index # 70 83rd
Median Household Income # 304 24th
Per Capita Income # 304 24th

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