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Wishek, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Wishek had a population of 985 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Wishek is located at latitude 46.2556 and longitude -99.5545 in McIntosh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wishek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McIntosh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,031 feet.

The City of Wishek (GNIS ID: 1036340) 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 Wishek 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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Wishek, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 985
Daytime Population: Workers 707
Daytime Population: Residents 473
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,180
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 931
Population in Familes 706
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 682
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $47,072
Average Household Income $64,137
Per Capita Income $29,973


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $82,955
Average Home Value $91,822


Total Households 451
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 260
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 -0.24% -0.08%
Households -0.09% 0.0%
Families -0.16% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Wishek, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wishek 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 # 61 85th
Population Density # 122 70th
Diversity Index # 185 54th
Median Household Income # 345 14th
Per Capita Income # 314 22nd

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