Population of Cities in North Dakota (2019)

With North Dakota’s population of just 790,701 inhabitants, this state is ranked 47 in terms of population. The state’s only city with a population of more than 100,000 is Fargo. There are eight cities that have populations between 10,000 and 100,000, including the state capital of Bismarck which is the second most populous city with over 71,000 inhabitants.

North Dakota is very unique because it does not designate its incorporated areas by population, government structure, or other such factors. All incorporated areas in the state are designated as cities. Because of this, there are many cities that have populations that fall below 100 inhabitants. The smallest is Ruso, which is located in McLean County. A 2015 estimate shows that the population of this small city was just four people.

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North Dakota has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 8 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in North Dakota is Fargo, with a population of 127,422 people.

Fargo

Over 15% of the state's entire population resides in Fargo.

127,422

Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota.

75,858

Grand Forks

The city's proximity to the Red River of the North makes it prone to flooding.

58,500

Minot

Minot has grown so rapidy, it has been given the nickname Magic City.

46,409

West Fargo

West Fargo is one of the state's fastest-growing cities.

38,638

Williston

Williston has seen immense growth over the past years, primarily because of the state's oil boom.

24,494

Dickinson

This city is one of the fastest-growing in the United States and has seen a growth in diversity.

20,722

Mandan

About 5% of the population in Mandan are Native Americans.

22,822

Jamestown

This city was founded in 1872.

15,482

Wahpeton

Wahpeton is home to half of Bois de Sioux Golf Course, the only golf course to span across two states.

7,647

Name 2019 Population Location
Fargo127,422Map
Bismarck75,858Map
Grand Forks58,500Map
Minot46,409Map
West Fargo38,638Map
Williston24,494Map
Mandan22,822Map
Dickinson20,722Map
Jamestown15,482Map
Wahpeton7,647Map
Devils Lake7,207Map
Valley City6,383Map
Watford City5,496Map
Grafton4,218Map
Lincoln4,178Map
Beulah3,352Map
Horace2,967Map
Rugby2,746Map
Stanley2,608Map
New Town2,570Map
Casselton2,498Map
Hazen2,245Map
Bottineau2,107Map
Lisbon2,049Map
Carrington2,007Map
Mayville1,833Map
Langdon1,759Map
Oakes1,730Map
Harvey1,674Map
Bowman1,644Map
Hillsboro1,604Map
Garrison1,520Map
Crosby1,409Map
New Rockford1,387Map
Surrey1,377Map
Park River1,355Map
Rolla1,319Map
Washburn1,291Map
Larimore1,283Map
Velva1,274Map
Ellendale1,250Map
Cavalier1,244Map
Tioga1,238Map
Parshall1,232Map
Burlington1,197Map
Mapleton1,159Map
Hettinger1,115Map
Cando1,104Map
Thompson1,041Map
Beach1,031Map
New Salem994Map
Killdeer990Map
Kenmare984Map
Linton980Map
Walhalla956Map
Gwinner919Map
LaMoure891Map
Northwood890Map
Belfield884Map
Cooperstown883Map
Hankinson878Map
Harwood861Map
Enderlin850Map
Wishek847Map
Dunseith802Map
Napoleon793Map
Kindred791Map
Mohall775Map
Drayton772Map
Hatton768Map
Underwood762Map
Wilton736Map
Glen Ullin729Map
Mott725Map
Steele718Map
Hebron692Map
Ray676Map
Milnor638Map
Lakota635Map
Elgin634Map
Lidgerwood625Map
Ashley618Map
Rolette608Map
Minto604Map
Portland596Map
Reile's Acres588Map
Forman576Map
Turtle Lake573Map
New England561Map
Pembina560Map
Center557Map
Towner557Map
Edgeley541Map
Richardton486Map
Glenburn483Map
Berthold471Map
Argusville471Map
Leeds441Map
Fessenden437Map
Finley434Map
Emerado419Map
Wyndmere418Map
South Heart405Map
Westhope395Map
McClusky390Map
Fairmount377Map
Maddock377Map
Manvel375Map
Strasburg367Map
Arthur366Map
Gladstone363Map
St. John361Map
Neche358Map
Max348Map
Kulm340Map
Stanton337Map
McVille333Map
Alexander318Map
Buxton316Map
St. Thomas316Map
Sawyer311Map
Oxbow308Map
Bowbells302Map
Reynolds300Map
Medina299Map
Gackle291Map
Drake288Map
Carson282Map
Michigan City274Map
Granville273Map
Scranton272Map
Davenport269Map
Hope265Map
Abercrombie259Map
Hunter257Map
Tower City255Map
Anamoose253Map
Grenora252Map
Powers Lake248Map
Sherwood246Map
Walcott242Map
Fort Yates240Map
Lansford237Map
Page236Map
Riverdale231Map
Hoople230Map
Zap230Map
Gilby228Map
Leonard225Map
Minnewaukan224Map
New Leipzig219Map
Flasher212Map
Hazelton212Map
Frontier205Map
Lignite204Map
Wimbledon203Map
Fordville201Map
Aneta201Map
Tappen201Map
Munich199Map
Plaza196Map
Mooreton194Map
Sheyenne192Map
Buffalo191Map
Edinburg189Map
Selfridge185Map
Des Lacs184Map
Sanborn182Map
Petersburg177Map
Grandin174Map
Edmore173Map
Christine169Map
Rhame169Map
Streeter166Map
Binford166Map
Halliday166Map
Arnegard165Map
Golden Valley163Map
Dunn Center162Map
Litchville162Map
Regent160Map
Kensal156Map
Rutland156Map
Willow City155Map
Tolna154Map
Wing152Map
Taylor149Map
Marmarth147Map
Reeder146Map
Colfax145Map
Upham145Map
Carpio139Map
Crary138Map
Makoti136Map
Medora135Map
Osnabrock134Map
Marion133Map
Crystal131Map
Pick City130Map
Portal129Map