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Lignite is a city in Burke County.
The community was named for the presence of coal.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Lignite. For links to other places called Lignite, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lignite is 48.876N. The longitude is -102.563W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,982 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 174.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lignite demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burke County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58752 ZIP code.
20% of Lignite residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lignite ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lignite was $15,346, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Lignite residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lignite, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $400.
Burke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lignite political report.
The average commute time for Lignite workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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