Tower City, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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Tower City, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Tower City had a population of 296 as of July 1, 2018. Tower City ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Tower City is located at latitude 46.9263 and longitude -97.676 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tower City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,168 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Tower City are located in Cass County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Barnes County.

The City of Tower City (GNIS ID: 1036298) 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 Tower City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Tower City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 296
Population in Households 296
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $55,660
Average Household Income $72,370
Per Capita Income $31,566


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $193,632


Total Households 126
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 82
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.92% 2.2%
Households 2.12% 2.28%
Families 1.59% 2.1%
Median Household Income   5.16%
Per Capita Income   4.1%

Tower City, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tower City to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 142 65th
Population Density # 298 26th
Diversity Index # 312 22nd
Median Household Income # 280 30th
Per Capita Income # 301 25th

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