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Dunseith, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Dunseith had a population of 819 as of July 1, 2017. Dunseith 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 Dunseith is located at latitude 48.813 and longitude -100.0624 in Rolette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dunseith (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rolette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,706 feet.

The City of Dunseith (GNIS ID: 1036000) 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 Dunseith population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dunseith: Little Chicago of the West.

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Dunseith, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 819
Daytime Population: Workers 516
Daytime Population: Residents 579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,095
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 807
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 818
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $29,563
Average Household Income $45,070
Per Capita Income $14,529


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $56,818
Average Home Value $96,366


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 203
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 0.8% 0.65%
Households 0.69% 0.62%
Families 2.48% 0.49%
Median Household Income   7.99%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

Dunseith, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunseith 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 # 75 82nd
Population Density # 103 75th
Diversity Index # 38 91st
Median Household Income # 393 2nd
Per Capita Income # 393 2nd

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