Finley, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Finley, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Finley had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2015. Finley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Finley is located at latitude 47.5125 and longitude -97.8373 in Steele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Finley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

The City of Finley (GNIS ID: 1036033) 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 Finley 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 Finley: Gilbert.

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


Total Population 429
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 124
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $77,083
Average Home Value $81,442


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $61,159
Per Capita Income $28,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.7% -0.57%
Households -0.28% -0.4%
Families 0.9% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.


Finley, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Finley 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 # 113 72nd
Population Density1 # 310 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 260 36th
Median Household Income # 281 32nd
Per Capita Income # 280 30th

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