Turtle Lake, North Dakota

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Turtle Lake, North Dakota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Turtle Lake Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Turtle Lake Affordability of Rents
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 10% Turtle Lake Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Turtle Lake, North Dakota

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 6 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 7
Affordability of Rents 10 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4

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Turtle Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 404 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McLean
Standard Zip Codes 58575
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.52
Longitude -100.889

Turtle Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 18 F
Apr Temp 29 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 82 F
Oct Temp 31 to 57 F
Annual Precip 17.6 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.8 inches
Station WILTON
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 17 F
Apr Temp 31 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 18.2 inches
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Turtle Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 580 100%
Male 284 49%
Female 296 51%
Under 18 95 16.4%
18+ 485 83.6%
65+ 194 33.4%
Median Age 51.8
Average Family Size 2.57
White 573 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Turtle Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 527
Growth -53
Growth % -9.1%

Turtle Lake 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
German 60.2%
Norwegian 17.6%
Irish 4.8%
US/American 3.1%
English 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
Russian 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.5%
French Canadian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Czech 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Turtle Lake 580 $36,667
McClusky 415 $32,344
Riverdale 273 $52,250
Underwood 812 $47,578
Washburn 1,389 $54,250

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Turtle Lake Public Library
Turtle Lake, North Dakota
(701) 448-9170

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Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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