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Solen, North Dakota
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Location of Solen, North Dakota
Location of Solen, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°23′16″N 100°47′45″W / 46.38778°N 100.79583°W / 46.38778; -100.79583Coordinates: 46°23′16″N 100°47′45″W / 46.38778°N 100.79583°W / 46.38778; -100.79583
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Sioux
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,670 ft (509 m)
 • Total 83
 • Estimate 
 • Density 257.49/sq mi (99.36/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-73820
GNIS feature ID 1032166

Solen is a city in Sioux County, North Dakota, United States and on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The population was 83 at the 2010 census.

The town has a gas station and automotive repair shop called Hoffman's Garage which has been family owned and operated since the early 1900s as well as a local bar, Last Chance Saloon.


Solen is located along the Cannonball River, west of the Missouri, at 46°23′16″N 100°47′45″W / 46.38778°N 100.79583°W / 46.38778; -100.79583 (46.387758, -100.795812).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 180
1980 138 −23.3%
1990 92 −33.3%
2000 86 −6.5%
2010 83 −3.5%
2019 (est.) 86 3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 83 people, 33 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 276.7 inhabitants per square mile (106.8/km2). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 146.7 per square mile (56.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 36.1% White, 51.8% Native American, and 12.0% from two or more races.

There were 33 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 24.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 33.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.


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


It is in the Solen School District.

Solen has one high school, Solen Public High School, nicknamed the "Solen Sioux".

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