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Alsen, North Dakota
Post office in Alsen
Post office in Alsen
Location of Alsen, North Dakota
Location of Alsen, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°37′39″N 98°42′21″W / 48.62750°N 98.70583°W / 48.62750; -98.70583Coordinates: 48°37′39″N 98°42′21″W / 48.62750°N 98.70583°W / 48.62750; -98.70583
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cavalier
Area
 • Total 29.88 sq mi (77.38 km2)
 • Land 29.36 sq mi (76.03 km2)
 • Water 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
Elevation
1,581 ft (482 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 35
 • Estimate 
(2019)
32
 • Density 1.09/sq mi (0.42/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58311
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-01740
GNIS feature ID 1027688

Alsen is a city in Cavalier County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 35 at the 2010 census. Alsen was founded in 1905.

Geography

Alsen is located on State Route 66 approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of Loma.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.88 square miles (77.39 km2), of which, 29.36 square miles (76.04 km2) is land and 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 358
1940 312 −12.8%
1950 114 −63.5%
1960 228 100.0%
1970 201 −11.8%
1980 169 −15.9%
1990 113 −33.1%
2000 68 −39.8%
2010 35 −48.5%
2019 (est.) 32 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 35 people, 16 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 1.2 inhabitants per square mile (0.5/km2). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile (0.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 16 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 22.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 34.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.3% male and 45.7% female.

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