White Shield, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Shield, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The White Shield Census Designated Place had a population of 421 as of July 1, 2017. White Shield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 White Shield is located at latitude 47.6602 and longitude -101.8436 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the White Shield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,001 feet.

The White Shield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393855) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The White Shield Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Fort Berthold, a minor civil division (MCD) of McLean County.

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


Total Population 421
Daytime Population: Workers 213
Daytime Population: Residents 228
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 421
Population in Familes 347
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 111
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $59,543
Average Household Income $81,791
Per Capita Income $27,970


Total Housing Units 139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $207,639


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 4
  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 3.16% 1.79%
Households 3.07% 1.82%
Families 1.88% 1.77%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

White Shield, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Shield 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 # 113 72nd
Population Density # 319 21st
Diversity Index # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 192 52nd
Per Capita Income # 353 12th

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