Balfour, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Balfour, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Balfour had a population of 30 as of July 1, 2017. Balfour ranks in the lower 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 Balfour is located at latitude 47.9518 and longitude -100.5343 in McHenry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Balfour (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McHenry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,614 feet.

The City of Balfour (GNIS ID: 1035919) 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 Balfour 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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Balfour, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 14
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.47
Population in Households 30
Population in Familes 24
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 61
Diversity Index3 0


Median Household Income $41,614
Average Household Income $56,806
Per Capita Income $28,011


Total Housing Units 20 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $182,143


Total Households 16
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 10
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 1.99% 1.92%
Households 1.86% 2.38%
Families 7.3% 1.92%
Median Household Income   7.69%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Balfour, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Balfour 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 # 349 13th
Population Density # 353 12th
Diversity Index # 383 1st
Median Household Income # 373 7th
Per Capita Income # 350 13th

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