Lakota, North Dakota

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Lakota, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Lakota Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Lakota Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Lakota, North Dakota

Comparing Lakota 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 8
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 2
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 10 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Housing Recently Built 5 4

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Lakota Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 108 miles NW of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 321 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Nelson
Standard Zip Codes 58344
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.042
Longitude -98.335

Lakota Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 13 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 30 to 54 F
Annual Precip 20 inches
Station EDMORE 1 NW
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 11 F
Apr Temp 28 to 51 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 30 to 53 F
Annual Precip 18.1 inches
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 14 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
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Lakota Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 781 100%
Male 353 45.2%
Female 428 54.8%
Under 18 162 20.7%
18+ 619 79.3%
65+ 233 29.8%
Median Age 49.2
Average Family Size 2.74
White 764 97.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Lakota Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 754
Growth -27
Growth % -3.5%

Lakota 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
Norwegian 48%
German 24%
Irish 4.1%
Czech 4%
French (except Basque) 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
English 2%
Finnish 1.9%
Czechoslovakian 1.8%
US/American 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Swedish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
Dutch 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
European 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bartlett (58344)
Mapes (58344)

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)
Lakota 781 $37,292
Crary 149 $43,125
Devils Lake 7,222 $39,541
McVille 470 $36,250
Petersburg 195 $42,750
Tolna 202 $45,000

Lakota Public Libraries

Lakota City Library
Lakota, North Dakota
(701) 247-2543

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Lakota High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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