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The City of Forbes had a population of 52 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Forbes is located at latitude 45.9425 and longitude -98.7822 in Dickey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forbes (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dickey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,562 feet.

The City of Forbes (GNIS ID: 1036036) 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 Forbes 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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Forbes, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 52
Population in Households 52
Population in Familes 44
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 210
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 20
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (31.7%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $131,818


Median Household Income $54,361
Average Household Income $71,648
Per Capita Income $28,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.39%
Households -0.56% 0.0%
Families 3.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.

Forbes, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forbes 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 # 313 22nd
Population Density1 # 267 34th
Diversity Index2 # 197 51st
Median Household Income # 249 39th
Per Capita Income # 327 19th

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