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Park River, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Park River had a population of 1,440 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Park River is located at latitude 48.3936 and longitude -97.7441 in Walsh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Park River (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walsh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Park River (GNIS ID: 1036213) 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 Park River 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 Park River: Kensington.

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


Total Population 1,440
Population in Households 1,382
Population in Familes 1,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 663
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 673
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $106,331
Average Home Value $109,265


Median Household Income $44,988
Average Household Income $73,324
Per Capita Income $34,083
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.62%
Households 0.87% 0.79%
Families 1.44% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


Park River, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Park River 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 # 37 91st
Population Density1 # 132 67th
Diversity Index2 # 111 72nd
Median Household Income # 315 22nd
Per Capita Income # 147 64th

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