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The City of Scranton had a population of 295 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Scranton is located at latitude 46.1467 and longitude -103.1427 in Bowman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Scranton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bowman County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,779 feet.

The City of Scranton (GNIS ID: 1036256) 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 Scranton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 295
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 363
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 247
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 329
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $73,715
Average Household Income $89,578
Per Capita Income $39,717


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $149,760


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.67% 1.0%
Households 0.75% 0.89%
Families 1.12% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Scranton, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scranton 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 # 140 65th
Population Density # 209 48th
Diversity Index # 148 63rd
Median Household Income # 58 86th
Per Capita Income # 58 86th

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