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Kenmare, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Kenmare had a population of 1,302 as of July 1, 2016. Kenmare ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kenmare is located at latitude 48.6731 and longitude -102.0722 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kenmare (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The City of Kenmare (GNIS ID: 1036104) 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 Kenmare population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kenmare, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,302
Population in Households 1,263
Population in Familes 984
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 561
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 345
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $89,912
Average Home Value $117,040


Median Household Income $54,864
Average Household Income $70,498
Per Capita Income $30,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.79% 2.64%
Households 2.53% 2.64%
Families 3.34% 2.53%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
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.

Kenmare, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenmare to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 43 90th
Population Density1 # 69 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 81 80th
Median Household Income # 232 42nd
Per Capita Income # 283 30th

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