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Garrison, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Garrison had a population of 1,584 as of July 1, 2017. Garrison 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 Garrison is located at latitude 47.6531 and longitude -101.4218 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garrison (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,929 feet.

The City of Garrison (GNIS ID: 1036052) 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 Garrison 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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Garrison, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,584
Daytime Population: Workers 1,097
Daytime Population: Residents 890
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,987
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 1,521
Population in Familes 1,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,144
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $52,420
Average Household Income $68,046
Per Capita Income $31,376


Total Housing Units 811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 487 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $121,205
Average Home Value $135,421


Total Households 723
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 417
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 1.2% 0.94%
Households 1.39% 0.98%
Families 1.36% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Garrison, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garrison 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 # 36 91st
Population Density # 60 85th
Diversity Index # 74 82nd
Median Household Income # 279 31st
Per Capita Income # 286 29th

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