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Center, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Center had a population of 590 as of July 1, 2019. Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Center is located at latitude 47.1164 and longitude -101.2996 in Oliver County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oliver County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,975 feet.

The City of Center (GNIS ID: 1035961) 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.


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Center, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Center, ND Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of North Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Center, ND Wealth Index is 84
State of North Dakota Wealth Index is 89
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 590 (100%)
Population in Households 589 (99.8%)
Population in Families 496 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 1,233
Diversity Index2 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,636
Average Household Income $75,443
Per Capita Income $31,270
Wealth Index4 84

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $202,344
Housing Affordability Index3 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 264
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.35% 0.07%
Households 0.5% 0.3%
Families 1.27% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Center, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 93 77th
Population Density # 44 89th
Diversity Index # 142 65th
Median Household Income # 164 59th
Per Capita Income # 312 22nd

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