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Des Lacs is a city in Ward County, in the Minot metro area.
The community name derives from French for "of the lakes"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Des Lacs. For links to other places called Des Lacs, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Des Lacs is 48.257N. The longitude is -101.563W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,932 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 198.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Des Lacs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ward 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 58733 ZIP code.
23% of Des Lacs residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Des Lacs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Des Lacs was $12,369, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Des Lacs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Des Lacs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $576.
Ward County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Des Lacs political report.
The average commute time for Des Lacs workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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