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The 2000 Census showed that Cavalier County had a population of 4,831 people. This represented 0.75% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 26th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cavalier had a population of 3,699 people. This is a decrease of 23.43% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20103,993-17.35%+7.95% since 2009
20093,699-23.43%-1.81% since 2008
20083,767-22.02%-1.85% since 2007
20073,838-20.55%-4.27% since 2006
20064,009-17.02%-4.84% since 2005
20054,213-12.79%-2.39% since 2004
20044,316-10.66%-2.6% since 2003
20034,431-8.28%-2.47% since 2002
20024,543-5.96%-2.36% since 2001
20014,653-3.68%-3.68% since 2000
20004,831The Last Census

Cavalier County had 2,725 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cavalier County has a total area<3> of 1,510 square miles [3,911 km²]. Of this total, 1,488 square miles [3,855 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.44%) being water (21.68 square miles [56.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cavalier County had a population density of 3.25 people per square mile [1.25 people/km²], making it the state's 35th most densely populated county (out of 53 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cavalier County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cavalier and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Cavalier County QuickFact (QF-38019).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cavalier County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cavalier County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
PembinaQF-38067   E7,3928,585-13.9%
RamseyQF-38071   S11,24012,066-6.85%
TownerQF-38095   W2,2092,876-23.19%
WalshQF-38099   SE10,79812,389-12.84%

The Canadian Province of Manitoba lies to the north.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cavalier. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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