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The City of White Earth had a population of 96 as of July 1, 2021. White Earth 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 White Earth is located at latitude 48.3806 and longitude -102.7732 in Mountrail County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Earth encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mountrail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,096 feet.

The City of White Earth 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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White Earth, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 96 (100%)
Population in Households 89 (92.7%)
Population in Families 75 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 7.3%)
Population Density 64
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $72,749
Average Household Income $130,450
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $50,451
Wealth Index5 223


Total HU (Housing Units) 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $246,296
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.63% 1.61%
Households 2.41% 1.71%
Families 1.63% 1.61%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
Owner Occupied HU   2.06%

White Earth, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Earth to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 250 38th
Population Density # 351 13th
Median Household Income # 133 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 8 2nd
Per Capita Income # 16 96th
Diversity Index # 235 42nd

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