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The 2000 Census showed that Rolette County had a population of 13,674 people. This represented 2.13% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 10th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Rolette had a population of 13,797 people. This is an increase of 0.9% 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
201013,937+1.92%+1.01% since 2009
200913,797+0.9%+0.66% since 2008
200813,706+0.23%+0.46% since 2007
200713,643-0.23%+0.4% since 2006
200613,588-0.63%-0.29% since 2005
200413,626-0.35%+0.34% since 2003
200313,580-0.69%-0.75% since 2002
200113,733+0.43%+0.43% since 2000
200013,674The Last Census

Rolette County had 5,027 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Rolette County has a total area<3> of 939 square miles [2,432 km²]. Of this total, 902 square miles [2,337 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.93%) being water (36.88 square miles [95.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Rolette County had a population density of 15.15 people per square mile [5.85 people/km²], making it the state's 6th 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 Rolette County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Rolette and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Rolette County QuickFact (QF-38079).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Turtle MountainQF-38800105,8975,8151.41%

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BottineauQF-38009   W6,3527,149-11.15%
PierceQF-38069   S3,9904,675-14.65%
TownerQF-38095   E2,2092,876-23.19%

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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 Rolette. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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