Rugby, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rugby, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Rugby had a population of 2,982 as of July 1, 2016. Rugby ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rugby is located at latitude 48.3665 and longitude -99.9921 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rugby (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The City of Rugby (GNIS ID: 1036246) 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 Rugby 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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Rugby, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,982
Population in Households 2,796
Population in Familes 2,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density1 1,516
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,292
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 738
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 859 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 434 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $94,602
Average Home Value $114,219


Median Household Income $39,806
Average Household Income $56,802
Per Capita Income $25,770
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.37%
Households 0.67% 0.44%
Families 0.92% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

Rugby, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rugby 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 # 19 96th
Population Density1 # 30 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 128 68th
Median Household Income # 379 6th
Per Capita Income # 378 6th

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