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The City of Tower City had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2016. Tower City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tower City is located at latitude 46.9263 and longitude -97.676 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tower City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Tower City are located in Cass County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Barnes County.

The City of Tower City (GNIS ID: 1036298) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tower City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tower City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 287
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 233
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 138
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 120
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $105,208
Average Home Value $137,113


Median Household Income $52,357
Average Household Income $68,405
Per Capita Income $29,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.04% 2.45%
Households 2.0% 2.38%
Families 1.7% 2.38%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tower City, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower City to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 144 64th
Population Density1 # 300 25th
Diversity Index2 # 290 29th
Median Household Income # 265 34th
Per Capita Income # 312 22nd

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