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Richardton, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Richardton had a population of 691 as of July 1, 2017. Richardton ranks in the upper 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 Richardton is located at latitude 46.8842 and longitude -102.3332 in Stark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Richardton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stark County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,467 feet.

The City of Richardton (GNIS ID: 1036238) 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.

The City of Richardton is located within Unorganized Territory of East Stark, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richardton 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 Richardton: Spring Valley.

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


Total Population 691
Daytime Population: Workers 166
Daytime Population: Residents 407
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 573
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 527
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 507
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $57,266
Average Household Income $70,177
Per Capita Income $31,765


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $93,373
Average Home Value $140,820


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 204
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 3.73% 3.58%
Households 3.89% 3.75%
Families 4.05% 3.48%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Richardton, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richardton 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 # 87 79th
Population Density # 159 61st
Diversity Index # 73 82nd
Median Household Income # 227 44th
Per Capita Income # 269 33rd

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