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North River, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of North River had a population of 58 as of July 1, 2020. North River 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 North River is located at latitude 46.9508 and longitude -96.8026 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of North River encompass a land area of 0.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 892 feet.

The City of North River (GNIS ID: 1036197) 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.


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


Total Population 58 (100%)
Population in Households 58 (100.0%)
Population in Families 56 (96.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 954
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $143,916
Average Household Income $164,065
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $50,626
Wealth Index5 259


Total HU (Housing Units) 25 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (92.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1 ( 4.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $325,000
Average Home Value $368,182
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 22
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 0.34% 1.34%
Households 0.42% 1.61%
Families 0.45% 1.76%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
Owner Occupied HU   1.68%


North River, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North River 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 # 304 24th
Population Density # 66 84th
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Housing Affordability Index # 9 2nd
Per Capita Income # 14 97th
Diversity Index # 109 73rd

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