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Des Lacs, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Des Lacs had a population of 214 as of July 1, 2019. Des Lacs ranks in 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 Des Lacs is located at latitude 48.2578 and longitude -101.5635 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Des Lacs encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The City of Des Lacs (GNIS ID: 1035988) 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.


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Des Lacs, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Des Lacs, ND Housing Affordability Index is 238
State of North Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 149
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Des Lacs, ND Wealth Index is 134
State of North Dakota Wealth Index is 89
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 214 (100%)
Population in Households 214 (100.0%)
Population in Families 184 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 398
Diversity Index2 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,592
Average Household Income $104,019
Per Capita Income $40,054
Wealth Index4 134

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (84.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $200,000
Housing Affordability Index3 238
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 82
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.52% 1.63%
Households 0.54% 1.65%
Families -0.35% 1.61%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Des Lacs, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Lacs to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 171 58th
Population Density # 179 56th
Diversity Index # 102 75th
Median Household Income # 31 93rd
Per Capita Income # 106 74th

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