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Dickinson, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Dickinson is the 7th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 25,991 as of July 1, 2017. Dickinson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Dickinson is located at latitude 46.8914 and longitude -102.7884 in Stark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dickinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Stark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,411 feet.

The City of Dickinson (GNIS ID: 1035991) 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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson: Pleasant Valley Siding.

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


Total Population 25,991
Daytime Population: Workers 12,113
Daytime Population: Residents 14,664
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,777
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 25,318
Population in Familes 18,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 673
Population Density2 2,013
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $63,977
Average Household Income $80,173
Per Capita Income $34,765


Total Housing Units 11,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,467 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,683 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 482 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $219,265
Average Home Value $234,610


Total Households 11,150
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 6,355
Average Family Size 3
  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 5.3% 3.74%
Households 5.54% 3.82%
Families 5.45% 3.62%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Dickinson, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 13 97th
Diversity Index # 33 92nd
Median Household Income # 126 69th
Per Capita Income # 192 52nd

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