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Cando, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Cando had a population of 1,148 as of July 1, 2017. Cando ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cando is located at latitude 48.4872 and longitude -99.203 in Towner County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cando (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Towner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Cando (GNIS ID: 1035952) 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 Cando population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,148
Daytime Population: Workers 872
Daytime Population: Residents 482
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,354
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,113
Population in Familes 869
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 1,816
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $57,222
Average Household Income $71,931
Per Capita Income $32,908


Total Housing Units 711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 364 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $89,748
Average Home Value $111,644


Total Households 533
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 326
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 0.4% 0.07%
Households 0.39% 0.0%
Families 0.74% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Cando, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cando 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 # 53 87th
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 155 61st
Median Household Income # 228 43rd
Per Capita Income # 234 42nd

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