Palermo, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palermo, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Palermo had a population of 121 as of July 1, 2017. Palermo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Palermo is located at latitude 48.3384 and longitude -102.2292 in Mountrail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palermo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mountrail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,205 feet.

The City of Palermo (GNIS ID: 1036212) 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 Palermo 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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Palermo, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 121
Daytime Population: Workers 14
Daytime Population: Residents 70
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 84
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 98
Population in Familes 77
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 55
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $79,152
Average Household Income $123,066
Per Capita Income $46,630


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $97,222
Average Home Value $161,000


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 1.53
Family Households 41
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 7.02% 3.54%
Households 7.07% 4.3%
Families 12.02% 3.63%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Palermo, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palermo 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 # 226 44th
Population Density # 361 10th
Diversity Index # 56 86th
Median Household Income # 25 94th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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