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Dickinson, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Dickinson is the 6th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 22,726 as of July 1, 2015. Dickinson 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 Dickinson is located at latitude 46.8914 and longitude -102.7884 in Stark County. 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. Stark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,411 feet.

The City of Dickinson (GNIS ID: 1035991) 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 Dickinson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dickinson: Pleasant Valley Siding.

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Dickinson, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 22,726
Population in Households 21,776
Population in Familes 15,994
Population in Group Qrtrs 950
Population Density1 2,281
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 9,688
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 5,546
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,986 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,702 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 769 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $245,214
Average Home Value $261,815


Median Household Income $62,383
Average Household Income $83,623
Per Capita Income $35,679
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.78% 4.38%
Households 4.94% 4.66%
Families 4.93% 4.51%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 8 98th
Diversity Index2 # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 106 74th
Per Capita Income # 96 76th

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