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
Fargo127,422
Bismarck75,858
Grand Forks58,500
Minot46,409
West Fargo38,638
Williston24,494
Mandan22,822
Dickinson20,722
Jamestown15,482
Wahpeton7,647
Devils Lake7,207
Valley City6,383
Watford City5,496
Grafton4,218
Lincoln4,178
Beulah3,352
Horace2,967
Rugby2,746
Stanley2,608
New Town2,570
Casselton2,498
Hazen2,245
Bottineau2,107
Lisbon2,049
Carrington2,007
Mayville1,833
Langdon1,759
Oakes1,730
Harvey1,674
Bowman1,644
Hillsboro1,604
Garrison1,520
Crosby1,409
New Rockford1,387
Surrey1,377
Park River1,355
Rolla1,319
Washburn1,291
Larimore1,283
Velva1,274
Ellendale1,250
Cavalier1,244
Tioga1,238
Parshall1,232
Burlington1,197
Mapleton1,159
Hettinger1,115
Cando1,104
Thompson1,041
Beach1,031
New Salem994
Killdeer990
Kenmare984
Linton980
Walhalla956
Gwinner919
LaMoure891
Northwood890
Belfield884
Cooperstown883
Hankinson878
Harwood861
Enderlin850
Wishek847
Dunseith802
Napoleon793
Kindred791
Mohall775
Drayton772
Hatton768
Underwood762
Wilton736
Glen Ullin729
Mott725
Steele718
Hebron692
Ray676
Milnor638
Lakota635
Elgin634
Lidgerwood625
Ashley618
Rolette608
Minto604
Portland596
Reile's Acres588
Forman576
Turtle Lake573
New England561
Pembina560
Center557
Towner557
Edgeley541
Richardton486
Glenburn483
Berthold471
Argusville471
Leeds441
Fessenden437
Finley434
Emerado419
Wyndmere418
South Heart405
Westhope395
McClusky390
Fairmount377
Maddock377
Manvel375
Strasburg367
Arthur366
Gladstone363
St. John361
Neche358
Max348
Kulm340
Stanton337
McVille333
Alexander318
Buxton316
St. Thomas316
Sawyer311
Oxbow308
Bowbells302
Reynolds300
Medina299
Gackle291
Drake288
Carson282
Michigan City274
Granville273
Scranton272
Davenport269
Hope265
Abercrombie259
Hunter257
Tower City255
Anamoose253
Grenora252
Powers Lake248
Sherwood246
Walcott242
Fort Yates240
Lansford237
Page236
Riverdale231
Hoople230
Zap230
Gilby228
Leonard225
Minnewaukan224
New Leipzig219
Flasher212
Hazelton212
Frontier205
Lignite204
Wimbledon203
Fordville201
Aneta201
Tappen201
Munich199
Plaza196
Mooreton194
Sheyenne192
Buffalo191
Edinburg189
Selfridge185
Des Lacs184
Sanborn182
Petersburg177
Grandin174
Edmore173
Christine169
Rhame169
Streeter166
Binford166
Halliday166
Arnegard165
Golden Valley163
Dunn Center162
Litchville162
Regent160
Kensal156
Rutland156
Willow City155
Tolna154
Wing152
Taylor149
Marmarth147
Reeder146
Colfax145
Upham145
Carpio139
Crary138
Makoti136
Medora135
Osnabrock134
Marion133
Crystal131
Pick City130
Portal129