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Park River, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Park River is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Walsh County at latitude 48.3936 and longitude -97.7441. Walsh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Park River 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 Park River (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Park River: Kensington.

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


Total Population 1,424
Population in Households 1,366
Population in Familes 1,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 656
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 664
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 381
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $97,959
Average Home Value $99,477


Median Household Income $42,890
Average Household Income $65,631
Per Capita Income $30,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.25%
Households 0.76% 0.42%
Families 1.34% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   4.36%
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, 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 # 38 91st
Population Density1 # 129 68th
Diversity Index2 # 152 63rd
Median Household Income # 329 18th
Per Capita Income # 260 35th

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