Stanley, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Stanley, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Stanley had a population of 2,028 as of July 1, 2016. Stanley 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 Stanley is located at latitude 48.3158 and longitude -102.3872 in Mountrail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stanley (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mountrail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,244 feet.

The City of Stanley (GNIS ID: 1036284) 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 Stanley 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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Stanley, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,028
Population in Households 1,968
Population in Familes 1,471
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,115
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 507
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 605 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 277 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $162,790


Median Household Income $74,525
Average Household Income $88,843
Per Capita Income $38,596
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.42% 5.05%
Households 5.56% 5.21%
Families 5.54% 5.06%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Stanley, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanley 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 # 28 93rd
Population Density1 # 64 84th
Diversity Index2 # 62 85th
Median Household Income # 35 92nd
Per Capita Income # 52 87th

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