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The City of Milnor had a population of 574 as of July 1, 2021. Milnor ranks in the lower 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 Milnor is located at latitude 46.2591 and longitude -97.4562 in Sargent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Milnor encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Sargent County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

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


Total Population 574 (100%)
Population in Households 574 (100.0%)
Population in Families 460 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 583
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $58,420
Average Household Income $75,954
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $34,404
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $111,765
Average Home Value $122,237
Housing Affordability Index3 273


Total Households 260
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 166
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 -1.14% -1.14%
Households -0.94% -0.94%
Families -1.15% -1.11%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.11%

Milnor, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Milnor 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 # 94 77th
Population Density # 129 68th
Median Household Income # 280 30th
Housing Affordability Index # 299 75th
Per Capita Income # 284 29th
Diversity Index # 357 11th

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