Lakota is a small town with a population of 780. It
is located west of Grand Forks and east
of Devil's Lake in North
Dakota. Less than 100 years ago, this town used to be a prairie
with many buffalo herds roaming about.
There were 345 households out of which 25.8% had
children under the age of 18 living
with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 7.2%
had a female householder
with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 36.5%
of all households were
made up of individuals and 24.1% had someone living alone who
was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was
2.10 and the average family size was 2.74. In the
city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age
of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to
64, and 29.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females
there were 82.5 males. For every
100 females age 18 and
over, there were 76.4 males. The median income for a household
in the city was $26,940, and the median income for a family was
$37,292. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $16,250 for
females. The per capita income for the city was $15,819. About
7.7% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the
poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of
those age 65 or over.
Lakota today is a land with
many farms with a wide variety of crops growing in it. The
buffalo's are back as well and are kept safely behind fences.
Popular sports in Lakota include hunting and fishing.
fishing areas are Stump Lake, Devil's Lake and Lake Laretta.
The farming community is important to both the city's economy as
well as to other small neighboring towns.
Recently, both the airport and the golf course in Lakota have
been the focus of major development projects. It is now possible
to fly into Lakota and call the new and improved Lakota Rock
Creek Golf Course club house for a ride to the course to play.
This little town's success and hometown atmosphere lie in its
residents who take pride in the appearance of their town.