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The City of Forman had a population of 521 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Forman is located at latitude 46.1077 and longitude -97.6365 in Sargent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forman encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sargent County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,260 feet.

The City of Forman 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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Forman, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 521 (100%)
Population in Households 492 (94.4%)
Population in Families 381 (73.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 5.6%)
Population Density 669
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $52,635
Average Household Income $74,656
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $32,734
Wealth Index5 79


Total HU (Housing Units) 270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $180,667
Housing Affordability Index3 211


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.51% -0.19%
Households 0.74% 0.0%
Families 1.37% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%

Forman, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forman to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 104 74th
Population Density # 115 72nd
Median Household Income # 329 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 237 59th
Per Capita Income # 320 20th
Diversity Index # 255 37th

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