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Beach, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Beach is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Golden Valley County at latitude 46.9188 and longitude -104.0085. Golden Valley County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,772 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Beach, but most people and references simply refer to it as Beach, North Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Beach indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Beach, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,106
Population in Households 1,075
Population in Familes 799
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 573
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 542
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 651 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $107,237
Average Home Value $134,045


Median Household Income $45,153
Average Household Income $64,753
Per Capita Income $30,086
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.95% 2.56%
Households 2.01% 2.92%
Families 3.79% 2.65%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   4.5%
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.


Beach, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beach to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 52 87th
Population Density1 # 143 65th
Diversity Index2 # 141 66th
Median Household Income # 309 23rd
Per Capita Income # 270 33rd

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