Rolette, North Dakota

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Rolette, North Dakota

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High Points

Rolette 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 2% trophy Rolette Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
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Top 16% Rolette Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Rolette, North Dakota

Comparing Rolette 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
Senior Citizens 10 8
Age of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Racial Diversity 1 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 3
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

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Rolette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 135 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 401 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Rolette
Standard Zip Codes 58366
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 48.66
Longitude -99.841

Rolette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp -10 to 14 F
Apr Temp 24 to 50 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 26 to 53 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Distance 14.8 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
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 14 F
Apr Temp 28 to 52 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 29 to 54 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
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Rolette Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 538 100%
Male 261 48.5%
Female 277 51.5%
Under 18 111 20.6%
18+ 427 79.4%
65+ 156 29%
Median Age 46.3
Average Family Size 2.7
White 406 75.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 113 21%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 19 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Rolette Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 540
Growth 2
Growth % 0.4%

Rolette 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 33.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.5%
German 18.8%
French (except Basque) 9.7%
French Canadian 5%
Finnish 2.8%
US/American 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
English 1.7%
Danish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Scottish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fonda (58366)
Nanson (58366)
Thorne (58366)

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)
Rolette 538 $36,563
Bisbee 167 $37,188
Dunseith 739 $19,531
Rolla 1,417 $41,550
Rugby 2,939 $35,745
St. John 358 $40,208
Willow City 221 $34,688
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Rolette High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

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