Sawyer, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sawyer, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Sawyer had a population of 393 as of July 1, 2017. Sawyer ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sawyer is located at latitude 48.0894 and longitude -101.0534 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sawyer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,535 feet.

The City of Sawyer (GNIS ID: 1036255) 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 Sawyer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 393
Daytime Population: Workers 99
Daytime Population: Residents 229
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 821
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $70,554
Average Household Income $95,420
Per Capita Income $36,123


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $170,000
Average Home Value $204,412


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 112
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 1.33% 1.72%
Households 1.42% 1.76%
Families 1.72% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Sawyer, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sawyer 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 # 117 71st
Population Density # 102 75th
Diversity Index # 205 50th
Median Household Income # 73 82nd
Per Capita Income # 148 63rd

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