Sentinel Butte, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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Sentinel Butte, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Sentinel Butte had a population of 59 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sentinel Butte: Sentinal Butte.

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


Total Population 59
Population in Households 55
Population in Familes 41
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 57
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $46,667
Average Household Income $60,392
Per Capita Income $26,341


Total Housing Units 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $181,522


Total Households 32
Average Household Size 1.72
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.63% 0.0%
Households 0.79% 0.62%
Families 0.7% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 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 # 305 24th
Population Density # 357 11th
Diversity Index # 173 57th
Median Household Income # 351 13th
Per Capita Income # 373 7th

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