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Garrison, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Garrison had a population of 1,531 as of July 1, 2016. Garrison ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Garrison is located at latitude 47.6531 and longitude -101.4218 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garrison (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,929 feet.

The City of Garrison (GNIS ID: 1036052) 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 Garrison 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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Garrison, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,531
Population in Households 1,469
Population in Familes 1,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density1 1,106
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 407
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 217 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $117,793
Average Home Value $133,056


Median Household Income $49,917
Average Household Income $65,575
Per Capita Income $30,311
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 0.95%
Households 1.07% 0.98%
Families 1.19% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Garrison, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garrison 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 # 36 91st
Population Density1 # 65 84th
Diversity Index2 # 87 78th
Median Household Income # 300 25th
Per Capita Income # 290 28th

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