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Wishek, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Wishek had a population of 983 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wishek is located at latitude 46.2556 and longitude -99.5545 in McIntosh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wishek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McIntosh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,031 feet.

The City of Wishek (GNIS ID: 1036340) 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 Wishek 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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Wishek, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 983
Population in Households 921
Population in Familes 703
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 681
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 443
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $79,724
Average Home Value $82,430


Median Household Income $44,016
Average Household Income $61,840
Per Capita Income $28,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% 0.04%
Households -0.39% 0.09%
Families -0.31% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Wishek, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wishek 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 # 60 85th
Population Density1 # 122 70th
Diversity Index2 # 149 63rd
Median Household Income # 348 13th
Per Capita Income # 325 19th

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