Sentinel Butte, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sentinel Butte, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Sentinel Butte had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2017. Sentinel Butte 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 Sentinel Butte is located at latitude 46.9194 and longitude -103.8406 in Golden Valley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sentinel Butte (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Golden Valley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,720 feet.

The City of Sentinel Butte (GNIS ID: 1036258) 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 Sentinel Butte 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 Sentinel Butte: Sentinal Butte.

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


Total Population 63
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 33
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 59
Population in Familes 44
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 61
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $45,195
Average Household Income $59,278
Per Capita Income $26,571


Total Housing Units 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $161,538


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 1.74
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 2
  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 1.64% 0.93%
Households 1.74% 0.58%
Families 1.55% 1.03%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

Sentinel Butte, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sentinel Butte 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 # 299 26th
Population Density # 355 12th
Diversity Index # 192 53rd
Median Household Income # 361 10th
Per Capita Income # 375 7th

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