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The City of Park River had a population of 1,437 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Park River is located at latitude 48.3936 and longitude -97.7441 in Walsh County. The formal boundaries for the City of Park River (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walsh County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Park River (GNIS ID: 1036213) 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 Park River 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 Park River: Kensington.

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


Total Population 1,437
Daytime Population: Workers 1,174
Daytime Population: Residents 695
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 1,379
Population in Familes 1,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 662
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $51,882
Average Household Income $71,986
Per Capita Income $33,418


Total Housing Units 743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 450 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $94,516
Average Home Value $109,167


Total Households 663
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 379
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 0.33% -0.07%
Households 0.42% 0.0%
Families 0.71% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Park River, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Park 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 # 40 90th
Population Density # 127 69th
Diversity Index # 164 60th
Median Household Income # 291 28th
Per Capita Income # 221 45th

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