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 160 as of July 1, 2016. Porcupine ranks in the upper quartile for 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 160
Population in Households 160
Population in Familes 132
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 792
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 4.0
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $41,071
Average Home Value $55,435


Median Household Income $44,523
Average Household Income $55,916
Per Capita Income $20,640
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.48% 1.57%
Households 1.7% 1.92%
Families -0.54% 1.34%
Median Household Income   -0.51%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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.

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, 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 # 202 50th
Population Density1 # 107 74th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 344 14th
Per Capita Income # 384 4th

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