Des Lacs, North Dakota

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Des Lacs, North Dakota
City
Des Lacs, North Dakota
Des Lacs, North Dakota
Location of Des Lacs, North Dakota
Location of Des Lacs, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°15′25″N 101°33′49″W / 48.25694°N 101.56361°W / 48.25694; -101.56361Coordinates: 48°15′25″N 101°33′49″W / 48.25694°N 101.56361°W / 48.25694; -101.56361
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ward
Area[1]
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,932 ft (589 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 204
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 206
 • Density 384.9/sq mi (148.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58733
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-19300
GNIS feature ID 1028663[4]

Des Lacs is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 204 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Des Lacs was founded in 1888, named after the Riviere de Lacs (now Des Lacs River), from the French for "River [of] The Lakes."

Geography[edit]

Des Lacs is located at 48°15′25″N 101°33′49″W / 48.256862°N 101.563599°W / 48.256862; -101.563599.[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), of which, 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 188
1930 205 9.0%
1940 197 −3.9%
1950 180 −8.6%
1960 185 2.8%
1970 197 6.5%
1980 212 7.6%
1990 216 1.9%
2000 209 −3.2%
2010 204 −2.4%
Est. 2012 206 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 204 people, 78 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 384.9 inhabitants per square mile (148.6 /km2). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 147.2 per square mile (56.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 2.0% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 78 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.2% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.5% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 40 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 209 people, 75 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 390.1 people per square mile (149.4/km2). There were 76 housing units at an average density of 141.9 per square mile (54.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.04% White, 0.48% Native American, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 75 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.0% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $22,125 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,369. About 6.2% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

Des Lacs shares its school system with Burlington. Students in grades kindergarten through eight attend school in Burlington, where the elementary school is located, while those in grades nine through twelve attend in Des Lacs. The district is known as "United Public School District 7". The Des Lacs students meet at the high school to ride their buses to school. The Burlington students meet at the elementary school to ride their buses to school.

Some of the countryside surrounding Des Lacs

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