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Richardton, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Richardton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Stark County at latitude 46.8842 and longitude -102.3332. Stark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,467 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Richardton 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 Richardton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Richardton: Spring Valley.

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


Total Population 587
Population in Households 561
Population in Familes 444
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,623
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 279
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 226 (67.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $161,000
Average Home Value $166,814


Median Household Income $55,425
Average Household Income $86,940
Per Capita Income $38,628
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.48% 5.55%
Households 2.91% 5.92%
Families 3.21% 5.62%
Median Household Income   6.24%
Per Capita Income   8.2%
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.


Richardton, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richardton 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 # 93 77th
Population Density1 # 23 95th
Diversity Index2 # 196 52nd
Median Household Income # 192 52nd
Per Capita Income # 42 90th

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