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Fessenden, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Fessenden had a population of 606 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fessenden 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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Fessenden, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 606
Daytime Population: Workers 292
Daytime Population: Residents 276
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 568
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 469
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,338
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $56,953
Average Household Income $76,510
Per Capita Income $36,430


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $76,603
Average Home Value $109,061


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 184
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 3.3% 1.35%
Households 3.27% 1.31%
Families 4.05% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 93 77th
Population Density # 41 90th
Diversity Index # 350 13th
Median Household Income # 234 42nd
Per Capita Income # 135 67th

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