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Welcome to Devils Lake ...

The city of Devils Lake is located in Ramsey County<1> and is the County Seat for Ramsey County.

The location of Devils Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Devils Lake: Devils Lk.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Devils Lake for more information about variations on the name of Devils Lake.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Devils Lake has a population of 7,298 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Devils Lake.

Devils Lake is 1,430 feet [436 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Devils Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Devils Lake is located in the (701) area code.

Websites for Devils Lake ...

Official Website:   www.ci.devils-lake.nd.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.devilslakend.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Devils Lake had an population of 7,298 people. This is an increase of 2.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Devils Lake had a population of 7,141 people (or 62.36% of the total population of Ramsey County). This makes Devils Lake the county's most populous community.

The population of Devils Lake represents 1.06% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,141 people, the population of Devils Lake decreased 1.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,222 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Devils Lake.

Communities Also Named Devils Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Devils Lake - they are located in Michigan, Oregon and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Devils Lake.

Communities near Devils Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Devils Lake.

  • Minnewaukan (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnewaukan
    • Minnewaukan lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Devils Lake and is located in Benson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnewaukan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minnewaukan<6>
  • Crary (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crary
    • Crary lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Devils Lake and is located in Ramsey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crary<6>
  • Warwick (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Devils Lake and is located in Benson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warwick<6>
  • Churchs Ferry (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchs Ferry
    • Churchs Ferry lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Devils Lake and is located in Ramsey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchs Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Churchs Ferry<6>
  • Saint Michael (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Fort Totten (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Webster (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Penn (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Tokio (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Doyon (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyon
    • Doyon lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Devils Lake and is located in Ramsey County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyon

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Devils Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Devils Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Devils Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Devils Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Devils Lake. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Devils Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Devils Lake ...

Looking for more information about Devils Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Devils Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Devils Lake.

Adding Devils Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Devils Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Devils Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Devils Lake on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Devils Lake on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for Devils Lake: www.ci.devils-lake.nd.us/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Ramsey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Devils Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Devils Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Devils Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Devils Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Devils LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Devils Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1128, Longitude: -98.8746       In this case, the coordinates for Devils Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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