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Turtle Lake, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Turtle Lake had a population of 660 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Turtle Lake 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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Turtle Lake, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 660
Daytime Population: Workers 317
Daytime Population: Residents 371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 688
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 651
Population in Familes 503
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,293
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $46,069
Average Household Income $72,553
Per Capita Income $34,690


Total Housing Units 387 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $122,656
Average Home Value $199,498


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 192
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 1.77% 1.27%
Households 1.87% 1.35%
Families 2.64% 1.12%
Median Household Income   4.6%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 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 # 89 78th
Population Density # 47 89th
Diversity Index # 229 43rd
Median Household Income # 351 13th
Per Capita Income # 193 52nd

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