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Overview

Introduction to Devils Lake, North Dakota

Devils Lake, North Dakota, in Ramsey county, is 127 miles NE of Bismarck, North Dakota and 343 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Devils Lake History

Devils Lake was originally inhabited by Native Americans. European fur traders first settled in the area in 1815. Captain Duncan Graham, one of the early settlers in the area, built a trading post here after the war of 1812. It is the county seat of Ramsey County, which was organized on January 25, 1883. Devils Lake was incorporated in February of 1884.

Devils Lake and nearby Attractions

  • Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
  • Heritage House
  • Fort Totten State Historic Site
  • Kelly's Slough National Wildlife Refuge
  • Devils Lake State Park
  • ND Maritime Museum

Things To Do In Devils Lake

Devils Lake is home to Sully's Hill National Game Preserve, which offers scenic trails. The preserve also has white tailed deer, warblers and wood ducks. The local parks include Ruger Park, Odd Fellows Park, Roosevelt Park and Lakewood Park. The Maritime Museum is also a popular local tourist destination. Local festivals include the Ramsey County Fair, Shiverfest and Roughrider Rodeo Finals.

Devils Lake Transportation

Grand Forks International is the nearest major airport.

Devils Lake Higher Education

Lake Region State College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of North Dakota, Bismarck State College and the University of Mary.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,299
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+3,866
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married39.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,756
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,462

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,092
% Above Poverty Level85%
% Below Poverty Level15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time10 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone43.7%
Median Gross Rent$529
Median House Value$92,800

Ancestry

German40.4%
Norwegian34.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Irish7.9%
French Except Basque5.5%
Swedish4.6%
English3.7%
Polish2.8%
Russian1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Scottish1.4%
Italian1.2%
Serbian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Greek0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Arab0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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Devils Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ramsey County
Standard Zip Codes58301
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude48.11
Approximate Longitude-98.87

Devils Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDEVILS LAKE KDLR
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 15 F
Apr Temp32 to 52 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp35 to 54 F
Annual Precip18.9 inches
StationLEEDS
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp-6 to 14 F
Apr Temp26 to 51 F
Jul Temp54 to 80 F
Oct Temp29 to 55 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches
StationMC HENRY 3 W
Distance38 miles
Jan Temp-5 to 14 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp33 to 55 F
Annual Precip20 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crary108$68,750
Lakota640$54,750
Minnewaukan208$55,000
Sheyenne174$68,500
Starkweather116$66,136

Devils Lake Public Libraries

Lake Region Public Library
423 7TH STREET NE
Devils Lake, North Dakota
(701) 662-2220

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Devils Lake Public Schools

Central Middle School
325 7th St Ne
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-7664
Middle
Total Enrollment 480
Devils Lake High School
1601 College Drive N
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-1200
High
Total Enrollment 482
Lake Area Career & Tech Center
205 16th St Nw
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-7650
Lake Region Spec Ed Unit
801 5th Ave Se
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-7690
Minnie H Elementary School
210 College Drive S
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-7670
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
Prairie View Elementary School
200 12th Ave Ne
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-7626
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
School For The Deaf Pk-8
1401 College Drive N
ZIP: 58301
(701) 665-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 13
Sweetwater Elementary School
1304 2nd Ave Ne
ZIP: 58301
(701) 662-7630
Primary
Total Enrollment 236

Devils Lake Private Schools

St Joseph School
824 10th Ave Ne
ZIP: 58301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
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