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New Rockford, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of New Rockford had a population of 1,332 as of July 1, 2020. New Rockford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 New Rockford is located at latitude 47.68 and longitude -99.1379 in Eddy County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Rockford encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Eddy County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,532 feet.

The City of New Rockford (GNIS ID: 1036182) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Rockford: Dunn, Dunns Creek, Garrison, Rockford, Rockville, Rocky Ford.


New Rockford, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,332 (100%)
Population in Households 1,280 (96.1%)
Population in Families 946 (71.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 52 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 775
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $48,543
Average Household Income $64,607
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $29,890
Wealth Index5 67


Total HU (Housing Units) 743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $82,721
Average Home Value $104,497
Housing Affordability Index3 349


Total Households 608
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 338
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 -0.42% -0.89%
Households -0.32% -0.84%
Families -0.69% -1.03%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.59%


New Rockford, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Rockford 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 # 41 90th
Population Density # 97 76th
Median Household Income # 361 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 348 87th
Per Capita Income # 335 17th
Diversity Index # 49 88th

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