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Forest River, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Forest River had a population of 124 as of July 1, 2017. Forest River 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 Forest River is located at latitude 48.2165 and longitude -97.4705 in Walsh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Forest River (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walsh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Forest River (GNIS ID: 1036038) 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 Forest River 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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Forest River, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 124
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 52
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 69
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 124
Population in Familes 105
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 247
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $65,455
Average Household Income $86,751
Per Capita Income $36,425


Total Housing Units 59 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $103,571
Average Home Value $130,556


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 38
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 -0.11% -0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.85% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Forest River, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest River 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 # 222 45th
Population Density # 246 39th
Diversity Index # 85 79th
Median Household Income # 113 72nd
Per Capita Income # 136 66th

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