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Kenmare, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Kenmare had a population of 1,316 as of July 1, 2017. Kenmare 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 Kenmare is located at latitude 48.6731 and longitude -102.0722 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kenmare (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,890 feet.

The City of Kenmare (GNIS ID: 1036104) 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 Kenmare 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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Kenmare, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,316
Daytime Population: Workers 788
Daytime Population: Residents 849
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,637
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 1,277
Population in Familes 988
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 1,059
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $55,117
Average Household Income $75,947
Per Capita Income $33,317


Total Housing Units 696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 417 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $100,658
Average Home Value $124,580


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 349
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 2.56% 2.58%
Households 2.52% 2.64%
Families 3.03% 2.46%
Median Household Income   6.6%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Kenmare, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenmare 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 # 43 90th
Population Density # 67 84th
Diversity Index # 93 77th
Median Household Income # 257 36th
Per Capita Income # 226 44th

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