Fessenden, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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Fessenden, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Fessenden had a population of 448 as of July 1, 2018. Fessenden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Fessenden is located at latitude 47.6492 and longitude -99.627 in Wells County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fessenden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wells County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,611 feet.

The City of Fessenden (GNIS ID: 1036031) 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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Fessenden, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 448
Population in Households 445
Population in Familes 345
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 989
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $58,918
Average Household Income $79,295
Per Capita Income $38,109


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $80,282
Average Home Value $112,500


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.81% -1.28%
Households -0.74% -1.2%
Families -0.18% -1.36%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Fessenden, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fessenden 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 # 108 73rd
Population Density # 71 83rd
Diversity Index # 360 11th
Median Household Income # 245 39th
Per Capita Income # 135 67th

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