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Drake, North Dakota
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Location of Drake, North Dakota
Location of Drake, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McHenry
 • Total 2.02 sq mi (5.23 km2)
 • Land 1.97 sq mi (5.11 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
1,677 ft (511 m)
 • Total 292
 • Density 135.83/sq mi (52.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-20300
GNIS feature ID 1028721

Drake is a town in McHenry County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 292 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Drake was founded in 1902 and named after Herman Drake, a settler.


Drake is located at 47°55′26″N 100°22′17″W / 47.92389°N 100.37139°W / 47.92389; -100.37139 (47.923793, -100.371284)

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.02 square miles (5.23 km2), of which, 1.97 square miles (5.10 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 348
1920 517 48.6%
1930 644 24.6%
1940 654 1.6%
1950 831 27.1%
1960 752 −9.5%
1970 636 −15.4%
1980 479 −24.7%
1990 361 −24.6%
2000 322 −10.8%
2010 275 −14.6%
2020 292 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 275 people, 144 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 139.6 inhabitants per square mile (53.9/km2). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.4% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 144 households, of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.4% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.70.

The median age in the city was 48.1 years. 17.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.


The school board ordered books considered obscene including Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut and Deliverance by James Dickey assigned to the sophomore English class be confiscated and burned in 1973. The resulting national controversy surrounding burning 32 copies of Slaughterhouse Five resulted in an out of court settlement including permission for it to be taught to the high school juniors and seniors.


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, Drake has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

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