Dahlen, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Dahlen Census Designated Place had a population of 17 as of July 1, 2017. Dahlen 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 Dahlen is located at latitude 48.1588 and longitude -97.9324 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the Dahlen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nelson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,414 feet.

The Dahlen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584339) 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 Dahlen Census Designated Place is located within Township of Dahlen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nelson County.

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


Total Population 17
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 6
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 17
Population in Familes 14
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 122
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $41,302
Average Household Income $80,494
Per Capita Income $33,412


Total Housing Units 17 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6 (35.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (58.8%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $110,714


Total Households 7
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5
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 -0.79% -1.21%
Households -1.82% 0.0%
Families -2.48% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Dahlen, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dahlen 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 # 383 5th
Population Density # 308 23rd
Diversity Index # 88 78th
Median Household Income # 378 6th
Per Capita Income # 222 45th

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