McLeod, North Dakota

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Census-designated place & Unincorporated community
Sveums Store and US Post Office - McLeod
Sveums Store and US Post Office - McLeod
McLeod is located in North Dakota
Location within the state of North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°23′19″N 97°17′55″W / 46.38861°N 97.29861°W / 46.38861; -97.29861Coordinates: 46°23′19″N 97°17′55″W / 46.38861°N 97.29861°W / 46.38861; -97.29861
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ransom
 • Total 0.774 sq mi (2.00 km2)
 • Land 0.774 sq mi (2.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,076 ft (328 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27
 • Density 35/sq mi (13/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58057
FIPS code[2] 38-49540
GNIS feature ID[2] 2584351

McLeod (also Sandoun) is a census designated place in eastern Ransom County, North Dakota, United States. An unincorporated community, it was designated as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program on March 31, 2010.[3] It was not counted separately during the 2000 Census,[4] but was included in the 2010 Census, where its population was reported to be 27.[5][6]

The community lies along North Dakota Highway 27 east of the city of Lisbon, the county seat of Ransom County.[3] Originally named Sandoun for the many sand dunes in the area, it was renamed McLeod for local realtor J. J. McLeod.[7] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58057.[8]


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, McLeod has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[9]