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Welcome to Drake ...

The city of Drake is located in McHenry County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Drake has a population of 268 people<3> (see below for details).

Drake was established in 1902.

The community of Drake is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Drake is within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Drake had an population of 268 people. This is a decrease of 2.55% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Drake had a population of 275 people (which is 5.1% of the total population of McHenry County). This makes Drake the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Drake represents 0.04% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 275 people, the population of Drake decreased 14.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 322 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Drake.

Communities Also Named Drake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Drake - they are located in Arizona (2), California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2) and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Drake ...

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

  • Anamoose [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anamoose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anamoose
    • Anamoose [McHenry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Drake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anamoose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anamoose<6>
  • Karlsruhe [McHenry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlsruhe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karlsruhe
    • Karlsruhe [McHenry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Drake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karlsruhe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Karlsruhe<6>
  • Butte [McLean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte
    • Butte [McLean County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Drake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
  • Martin [Sheridan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Sheridan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Drake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 70 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Balfour [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [McHenry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Drake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balfour<6>
    • Kief [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kief
      • Kief [McHenry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Drake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kief
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kief<6>
    • Bergen [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Bergen [McHenry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Drake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
    • Guthrie [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [McHenry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Drake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Funston [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funston
      • Funston [McHenry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Drake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
    • Orrin [Pierce County]

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 Drake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Drake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Drake. 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 Drake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Drake. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Drake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Drake ...

Looking for more information about Drake? 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 Drake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Drake.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Drake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 McHenry, 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 Drake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drake - 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 from Point A (ie- Drake) 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 Drake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Drake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Drake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9219, Longitude: -100.3762       In this case, the coordinates for Drake 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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