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Frontier, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Frontier had a population of 440 as of July 1, 2016. Frontier 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 Frontier is located at latitude 46.8004 and longitude -96.8332 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frontier (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 906 feet.

The City of Frontier (GNIS ID: 1036046) 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 Frontier 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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Frontier, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 440
Population in Households 437
Population in Familes 332
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,362
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $248,387
Average Home Value $307,670


Median Household Income $74,044
Average Household Income $90,864
Per Capita Income $36,600
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 12.22% 4.49%
Households 14.1% 4.39%
Families 7.45% 4.36%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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.

Frontier, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frontier 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 # 111 73rd
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 125 69th
Median Household Income # 36 91st
Per Capita Income # 104 74th

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