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Westhope, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Westhope had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2015. Westhope ranks in the upper 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 Westhope is located at latitude 48.9111 and longitude -101.0177 in Bottineau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westhope (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bottineau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,503 feet.

The City of Westhope (GNIS ID: 1036323) 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 Westhope population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Westhope, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 472
Population in Households 461
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 1,436
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 138
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $68,987
Average Home Value $86,517


Median Household Income $61,510
Average Household Income $80,674
Per Capita Income $34,313
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.84% 1.88%
Households 1.92% 2.01%
Families 3.19% 1.82%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

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Westhope, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westhope to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 108 73rd
Population Density1 # 36 91st
Diversity Index2 # 148 63rd
Median Household Income # 115 72nd
Per Capita Income # 138 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.