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Dickinson, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Dickinson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stark County at latitude 46.8914 and longitude -102.7884. Stark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,411 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Dickinson 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 Dickinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dickinson: Pleasant Valley Siding.

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


Total Population 21,365
Population in Households 20,446
Population in Familes 14,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 919
Population Density1 2,145
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 9,116
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 5,199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,666 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,450 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 813 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $241,514
Average Home Value $256,989


Median Household Income $62,567
Average Household Income $81,000
Per Capita Income $34,577
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.41% 5.55%
Households 4.63% 5.94%
Families 4.52% 5.64%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.62%
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.


Dickinson, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 9 98th
Diversity Index2 # 64 84th
Median Household Income # 88 78th
Per Capita Income # 132 67th

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