Fort Totten, North Dakota

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Fort Totten, North Dakota
CDP
Aerial photo of Fort Totten taken in 1997
Aerial photo of Fort Totten taken in 1997
Location of Fort Totten, North Dakota
Location of Fort Totten, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°58′44″N 99°0′1″W / 47.97889°N 99.00028°W / 47.97889; -99.00028Coordinates: 47°58′44″N 99°0′1″W / 47.97889°N 99.00028°W / 47.97889; -99.00028
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Benson
Area[1]
 • Total 8.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)
 • Land 8.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation 1,490 ft (454 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,243
 • Density 140/sq mi (54/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58335
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-27700[3]
GNIS feature ID 1029023[4]

Fort Totten is a census-designated place (CDP) in Benson County, North Dakota, in the United States. The population was 1,243 at the 2010 census.[2] Fort Totten is located within the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, and even though it is not formally incorporated as a city, it has the largest population of any community in Benson County.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), of which, 8.6 square miles (22 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (2.77%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 867
2000 952 9.8%
2010 1,243 30.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 952 people, 230 households, and 200 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 124.2 people per square mile (47.9/km²). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 33.3/sq mi (12.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 0.84% White, 0.11% African American, 98.84% Native American, and 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 230 households out of which 54.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.7% were married couples living together, 43.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.0% were non-families. 10.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.14 and the average family size was 4.23.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 49.4% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 12.1% from 45 to 64, and 2.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 18 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $15,395, and the median income for a family was $15,774. Males had a median income of $20,179 versus $19,063 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,165. About 51.2% of families and 53.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 57.8% of those under age 18 and 50.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elm Creek has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[6]

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