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Devils Lake city, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Devils Lake had a population of 7,301 as of July 1, 2017. Devils Lake city ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Devils Lake city is located at latitude 48.1126 and longitude -98.8748 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Devils Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The City of Devils Lake (GNIS ID: 1035989) 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 Devils Lake city 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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Devils Lake city, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,301
Daytime Population: Workers 7,118
Daytime Population: Residents 2,778
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,896
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 6,887
Population in Familes 4,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 414
Population Density2 1,121
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $48,456
Average Household Income $63,797
Per Capita Income $29,745


Total Housing Units 3,569 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,551 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,801 (50.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $114,918
Average Home Value $137,097


Total Households 3,352
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 1,758
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 0.31% 0.3%
Households 0.52% 0.38%
Families 0.37% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Devils Lake city, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Devils Lake city 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 62 85th
Diversity Index # 20 95th
Median Household Income # 334 17th
Per Capita Income # 320 20th

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