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Devils Lake city, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Devils Lake had a population of 6,882 as of July 1, 2020. 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 48.1131 and longitude -98.875 in Ramsey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Devils Lake 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.


Devils Lake city, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 6,882 (100%)
Population in Households 6,489 (94.3%)
Population in Families 4,542 (66.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 393 ( 5.7%)
Population Density 994
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $46,826
Average Household Income $61,581
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $28,503
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,410 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,777 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 318 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $126,940
Average Home Value $151,384
Housing Affordability Index3 208


Total Households 3,187
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,633
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.38% -0.66%
Households -0.14% -0.53%
Families -0.48% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.5%


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, 2020 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
Median Household Income # 364 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 223 56th
Per Capita Income # 355 12th
Diversity Index # 18 96th

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