Nekoma, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nekoma, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Nekoma had a population of 46 as of July 1, 2017. Nekoma ranks in the lower 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 Nekoma is located at latitude 48.5782 and longitude -98.3762 in Cavalier County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nekoma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cavalier County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,634 feet.

The City of Nekoma (GNIS ID: 1036177) 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 Nekoma 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 Nekoma: Polar.

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


Total Population 46
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 24
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 49
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 45
Population in Familes 37
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 129
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $64,555
Average Household Income $95,657
Per Capita Income $39,160


Total Housing Units 36 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (44.4%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $142,188


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 14
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 -1.14% -0.89%
Households -0.67% -1.02%
Families -0.95% -1.47%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Nekoma, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nekoma 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 # 323 20th
Population Density # 304 24th
Diversity Index # 258 36th
Median Household Income # 122 70th
Per Capita Income # 84 79th

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