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New Town, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of New Town is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mountrail County at latitude 47.9847 and longitude -102.4822. Mountrail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,900 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for New Town 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 New Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Town: Newton.

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


Total Population 2,218
Population in Households 2,206
Population in Familes 1,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,732
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 498
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 422 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 322 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $156,686
Average Home Value $166,865


Median Household Income $47,268
Average Household Income $66,082
Per Capita Income $23,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.39% 6.39%
Households 3.34% 6.37%
Families 3.12% 6.14%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   3.53%
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.


New Town, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Town 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 # 23 95th
Population Density1 # 19 96th
Diversity Index2 # 14 97th
Median Household Income # 285 29th
Per Capita Income # 378 6th

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