Fort Yates, North Dakota Population 2024

1,892

Fort Yates is a city located in Sioux County and Corson County North Dakota. Fort Yates has a 2024 population of 1,892. Fort Yates is currently declining at a rate of -1.25% annually and its population has decreased by -6.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,029 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Yates is $50,641 with a poverty rate of 45.58%. The median age in Fort Yates is 25.2 years: 25.5 years for males, and 24.9 years for females.

Fort Yates Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Yates was:

  • Native American: 94.65%
  • White: 4.64%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.31%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
167.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
11.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.75% (-137)
The current population of Fort Yates, North Dakota is 1,892 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,029.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,85694.65%
White914.64%
Two or more races80.41%
Other race60.31%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Native American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Yates Population by Race

Fort Yates Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Yates Median Age

25.2

Total

25.5

Male

24.9

Female

Fort Yates Adults

There are 1,234 adults, (119 of whom are seniors) in Fort Yates.

Fort Yates Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

10.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

65.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Yates Sex Ratio

Female96749.31%
Male99450.69%

Fort Yates Population by Age

Fort Yates Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5243.692674
Female1845.2223.976.1
Non Family1621.1524.775.3
Married1064.3140.659.4
Male724.5712.587.5

4.6

Average Family Size

3.69

Average Household Size

26.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Yates Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade10210.34%
Associates Degree15715.92%
Bachelors Degree848.52%
Graduate Degree151.52%
High School Graduate31732.15%
Less Than 9th Grade373.75%
Some College27427.79%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Yates Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Yates Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American90276687
White787512
Other Race660
Hispanic660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.38%.

Fort Yates Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,592$56,750$71,154
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$27,083$31,328$23,194
Less Than 9th Grade$7,857$0$5,714
Overall$31,823$31,302$36,250
Some College$35,417$30,469$38,667

$31,823

Average Earnings

$31,302

Average Male

$36,250

Average Female

Fort Yates Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Yates Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Yates Language

95.35% of Fort Yates residents speak only English, while 4.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Fort Yates Language

Fort Yates Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,84787847.54%
White7234.17%

45.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

41.84%

Male Poverty Rate

49.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Yates

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Yates is Native, with 47.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Yates is White, with 4.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 65.79%.

Fort Yates Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.15%
High School43.79%
Some College38.92%
Bachelors or Greater26.53%

Fort Yates Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.17%
Male Unemployed27.35%
Male Employed16.8%
Female Employed9.68%

Fort Yates Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Yates Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$35,536$51,971
Households$33,571$50,641
Married Families$58,281$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,708$39,907

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Yates Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

15.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.3%

Male Marriage Rate

13.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Yates Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Yates Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fort Yates Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Yates Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

58

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War12
Vietnam3
Korea0
World War II0

Fort Yates Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5423
55 to 6412
65 to 749
75+8
18 to 346

Fort Yates Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American534.61%
White56.41%

Fort Yates Veterans by Race

Fort Yates Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

32.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Yates Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.8%

Labor Force Participation

35.6%

Employment Rate

28.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Yates Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Yates Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Yates Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.38%

Born in Fort Yates

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Fort Yates residents were born in the United States, with 83.38% having been born in North Dakota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fort Yates Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,772-24-1.34%
20281,796-24-1.32%
20271,820-24-1.3%
20261,844-24-1.28%
20251,868-24-1.27%
20241,892-24-1.25%
20231,916-24-1.24%
20221,940-24-1.22%
20211,964-65-3.2%
20202,029-240-10.58%
20192,269-63-2.7%
20182,332-33-1.4%
20172,365-8-0.34%
20162,373331.41%
20152,340-46-1.93%
20142,38690.38%
20132,377522.24%
20122,325411.8%
20112,284421.87%
20102,24200%

Fort Yates Population by Year