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Hettinger, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Hettinger had a population of 1,162 as of July 1, 2020. Hettinger ranks in the upper 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 Hettinger is located at latitude 46.0014 and longitude -102.6368 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hettinger encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,697 feet.

The City of Hettinger (GNIS ID: 1036091) 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.


Hettinger, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,162 (100%)
Population in Households 1,115 (96.0%)
Population in Families 812 (69.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 47 ( 4.0%)
Population Density 1,402
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $54,226
Average Household Income $86,259
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $41,410
Wealth Index5 116


Total HU (Housing Units) 703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $172,500
Average Home Value $187,648
Housing Affordability Index3 186


Total Households 564
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.52% -0.7%
Households -0.39% -0.68%
Families -0.31% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.62%


Hettinger, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hettinger to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 50 88th
Population Density # 27 94th
Median Household Income # 301 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 205 51st
Per Capita Income # 84 79th
Diversity Index # 179 55th

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