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The City of Dickinson is the 7th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 27,095 as of July 1, 2022. 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 46.8792 and longitude -102.7896 in Stark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dickinson 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dickinson: Pleasant Valley Siding.

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Dickinson, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 27,095 (100%)
Population in Households 26,434 (97.6%)
Population in Families 19,277 (71.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 661 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 1,916
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $77,015
Average Household Income $126,820
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $51,451
Wealth Index5 116


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,709 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,375 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,480 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $251,435
Average Home Value $297,157
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 11,085
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 6,136
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 2.41% 1.33%
Households 2.25% 1.22%
Families   1.04%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   4.50%
Owner Occupied HU   1.74%

Dickinson, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickinson to the other 406 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 138 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 231 57th
Per Capita Income # 31 93rd
Diversity Index # 29 93rd

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