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Lakota, North Dakota
Lakota, North Dakota
Lakota, North Dakota
Location of Lakota, North Dakota
Location of Lakota, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Nelson
Founded 1883
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,516 ft (462 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 672
 • Estimate 
(2019)
625
 • Density 625.63/sq mi (241.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58344
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-44300
GNIS feature ID 1029820

Lakota is a city in Nelson County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Nelson County Lakota is located 63 miles west of Grand Forks and 27 miles east of Devils Lake. The population was 672 at the 2010 census, making Lakota the 84th-largest city in North Dakota.

Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.032 square miles, all land.

Like the rest of North Dakota, Lakota has a continental climate. Lakota's lowest average temperature is -18 degrees Celsius (in January); its highest average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius (through July and August).

Demographics

Lakota North Dakota Water Tower
Water Tower behind Lakota City Hall.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 227
1900 576 153.7%
1910 1,023 77.6%
1920 959 −6.3%
1930 860 −10.3%
1940 907 5.5%
1950 1,032 13.8%
1960 1,066 3.3%
1970 964 −9.6%
1980 963 −0.1%
1990 898 −6.7%
2000 781 −13.0%
2010 672 −14.0%
2019 (est.) 625 −7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 672 people, 338 households, and 196 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.4 inhabitants per square mile (251.9/km2). There were 403 housing units at an average density of 391.3 per square mile (151.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.3% African American, 1.9% Native American, and 1.0% from two or more races.

There were 338 households, of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.65.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 19.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 28% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

Notable people

  • Asle Jorgenson Gronna, U.S. Senator
  • Charles Watson Boise, mining engineer
  • Rick Helling, World Series champion MLB pitcher
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