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Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Cannon Ball River
Cannon Ball River
Location of Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Location of Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Country United States
Indian Reservation Standing Rock Indian Reservation
State North Dakota
County Sioux
 • Total 96.8 sq mi (251 km2)
 • Land 88.3 sq mi (229 km2)
 • Water 8.4 sq mi (22 km2)
 • Total 875
 • Density 9.039/sq mi (3.490/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Cannon Ball is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and in Sioux County, North Dakota in the United States. It is located in the northeastern part of Sioux County, having developed at the confluence of the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe of the Missouri River. The population was 875 at the 2010 census.


Cannon Ball is located at 46°14′58″N 100°38′19″W / 46.249361°N 100.638672°W / 46.249361; -100.638672Coordinates: 46°14′58″N 100°38′19″W / 46.249361°N 100.638672°W / 46.249361; -100.638672.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 96.8 square miles (251 km2), of which, 88.3 square miles (229 km2) of it is land and 8.4 square miles (22 km2) of it (8.69%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 702
2000 864 23.1%
2010 875 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 864 people, 197 households, and 171 families residing in the Cannon Ball Census Designated Place ("CDP"). The population density was 9.8 people per square mile (3.8/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). As of the 2010 census, the racial makeup of the CDP was 92.9% Native American, 4.8% White, 0.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin comprised 1.4% of the total population.

There were 197 households out of which 56.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 35.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.7% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.35 and the average family size was 4.56.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 46.4% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,265, and the median income for a family was $18,583. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,717. About 49.7% of families and 50.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 58.3% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

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