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The City of Golden Valley had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Golden Valley is located at latitude 47.2903 and longitude -102.0653 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Golden Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,952 feet.

The City of Golden Valley (GNIS ID: 1036059) 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 Golden Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Golden Valley: Olanta.

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Golden Valley, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 202
Population in Households 202
Population in Familes 167
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 276
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $189,535


Median Household Income $63,945
Average Household Income $91,242
Per Capita Income $38,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.68% 1.91%
Households 1.82% 2.05%
Families 4.48% 1.9%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

Golden Valley, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Valley 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 # 175 57th
Population Density1 # 238 41st
Diversity Index2 # 112 73rd
Median Household Income # 101 75th
Per Capita Income # 50 88th

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