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Cannon Ball, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Cannon Ball Census Designated Place had a population of 860 as of July 1, 2017. Cannon Ball 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 Cannon Ball is located at latitude 46.3228 and longitude -100.6295 in Sioux County. The formal boundaries for the Cannon Ball Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 88.27 sq. miles and a water area of 8.4 sq. miles. Sioux County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,752 feet.

The Cannon Ball Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393365) 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 Cannon Ball Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of North Sioux, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sioux County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cannon Ball 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 Cannon Ball: Hekton.

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


Total Population 860
Daytime Population: Workers 378
Daytime Population: Residents 632
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,010
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 860
Population in Familes 751
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $51,919
Per Capita Income $12,658


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (34.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $78,846
Average Home Value $147,840


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 4.26
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 5
  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 -0.24% -0.16%
Households -0.2% -0.2%
Families -0.88% -0.24%
Median Household Income   4.46%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Cannon Ball, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cannon Ball 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 # 72 82nd
Population Density # 398 1st
Diversity Index # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 386 4th
Per Capita Income # 395 2nd

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