Shell Valley, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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Shell Valley, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Shell Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,234 as of July 1, 2018. Shell Valley 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 Shell Valley is located at latitude 48.8086 and longitude -99.8271 in Rolette County. The formal boundaries for the Shell Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Rolette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,768 feet.

The Shell Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393232) 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 Shell Valley Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of Turtle Mountain, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rolette County.

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Shell Valley, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,234
Population in Households 1,233
Population in Familes 1,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 82
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $65,874
Average Household Income $82,772
Per Capita Income $27,509


Total Housing Units 404 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $74,194
Average Home Value $99,578


Total Households 384
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.26%
Households 0.32% 0.21%
Families -0.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Shell Valley, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shell Valley to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 49 88th
Population Density # 342 15th
Diversity Index # 23 95th
Median Household Income # 128 68th
Per Capita Income # 361 10th

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