Turtle Lake, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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Turtle Lake, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Turtle Lake had a population of 628 as of July 1, 2018. Turtle Lake 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 Turtle Lake is located at latitude 47.5215 and longitude -100.8908 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Turtle Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The City of Turtle Lake (GNIS ID: 1036300) 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.

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


Total Population 628
Population in Households 619
Population in Familes 480
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,231
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $47,633
Average Household Income $75,636
Per Capita Income $36,334


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $135,455
Average Home Value $208,234


Total Households 305
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 183
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 0.95% 0.94%
Households 1.13% 1.09%
Families 1.72% 0.86%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Turtle Lake, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turtle Lake 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 # 90 78th
Population Density # 52 87th
Diversity Index # 290 28th
Median Household Income # 346 14th
Per Capita Income # 178 56th

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