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Finley, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Finley is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Steele County at latitude 47.5125 and longitude -97.8373. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Finley 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 Finley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Finley: Gilbert.

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


Total Population 434
Population in Households 434
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $69,940
Average Home Value $73,160


Median Household Income $50,132
Average Household Income $67,598
Per Capita Income $30,974
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.59% -0.42%
Households -0.23% -0.2%
Families 1.29% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   4.6%
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, 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 # 111 73rd
Population Density1 # 307 24th
Diversity Index2 # 192 52nd
Median Household Income # 266 34th
Per Capita Income # 241 40th

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