Dunseith, North Dakota

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Dunseith, North Dakota

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High Points

Dunseith strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Dakota):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
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Top 4% trophy Dunseith Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Dunseith Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Dunseith Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Dunseith, North Dakota

Comparing Dunseith to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 1 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 7 3

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Dunseith Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 142 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 416 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Rolette
Standard Zip Codes 58329
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.813
Longitude -100.06

Dunseith Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 27 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 29 to 53 F
Annual Precip 16.3 inches
Station RUGBY
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 31 to 56 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
Station UPHAM 3 N
Distance 33.6 miles
Jan Temp -9 to 15 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 53 to 81 F
Oct Temp 27 to 56 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
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Dunseith Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 739 100%
Male 351 47.5%
Female 388 52.5%
Under 18 260 35.2%
18+ 479 64.8%
65+ 114 15.4%
Median Age 27.5
Average Family Size 3.23
White 183 24.8%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 525 71%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 27 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Dunseith Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 748
Growth 9
Growth % 1.2%

Dunseith Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 71.8%
Norwegian 11.4%
German 5.2%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
French Canadian 2.2%
Irish 1.5%
Swedish 1.1%
European 1.1%
Finnish 0.6%
Syrian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
English 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dunseith, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

San Haven (58329)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dunseith 739 $19,531
Bottineau 2,336 $40,938
Rolette 538 $36,563
Rolla 1,417 $41,550
St. John 358 $40,208
Willow City 221 $34,688
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Dunseith High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 221 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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