Porcupine, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Porcupine, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The Porcupine Census Designated Place had a population of 173 as of July 1, 2017. Porcupine 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 Porcupine is located at latitude 46.2218 and longitude -101.1001 in Sioux County. The formal boundaries for the Porcupine Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sioux County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 1,811 feet.

The Porcupine Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585499) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Porcupine Census Designated Place is located within Unorganized Territory of North Sioux, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sioux County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Porcupine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Porcupine, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 173
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 160
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 856
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $45,318
Average Household Income $57,507
Per Capita Income $20,590


Total Housing Units 46 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $40,000
Average Home Value $54,167


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 4.02
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.37% 1.46%
Households 2.48% 1.36%
Families 0.45% 1.26%
Median Household Income   4.93%
Per Capita Income   4.6%

Porcupine, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Porcupine to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 197 51st
Population Density # 98 76th
Diversity Index # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 358 11th
Per Capita Income # 384 4th

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