Golden Valley, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Golden Valley, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Golden Valley had a population of 214 as of July 1, 2017. Golden Valley ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Golden Valley is located at latitude 47.2903 and longitude -102.0653 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Golden Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,952 feet.

The City of Golden Valley (GNIS ID: 1036059) 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 Golden Valley 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 Golden Valley: Olanta.

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


Total Population 214
Daytime Population: Workers 32
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 127
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 214
Population in Familes 176
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 292
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $64,108
Average Household Income $92,995
Per Capita Income $39,467


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $202,273


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 74
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 2.26% 1.72%
Households 2.37% 1.6%
Families 4.44% 1.57%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Golden Valley, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Valley 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 # 169 58th
Population Density # 228 43rd
Diversity Index # 103 75th
Median Household Income # 125 69th
Per Capita Income # 72 82nd

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