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Willow City, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Willow City had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Willow City is located at latitude 48.6045 and longitude -100.2933 in Bottineau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willow City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bottineau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,470 feet.

The City of Willow City (GNIS ID: 1036336) 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 Willow City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willow City: McCrea.

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Willow City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 176
Daytime Population: Workers 30
Daytime Population: Residents 77
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 176
Population in Familes 145
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 387
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $58,129
Average Household Income $69,084
Per Capita Income $32,607


Total Housing Units 133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (31.6%)
Median Home Value $63,889
Average Home Value $132,595


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.06% 1.0%
Households 1.11% 1.08%
Families 4.12% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Willow City, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willow City to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 196 51st
Population Density # 194 52nd
Diversity Index # 218 46th
Median Household Income # 203 50th
Per Capita Income # 252 37th

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