Population of Cities in North Dakota (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
1
100,000 to 1 Million
8
10,000 to 100,000

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.

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 125,202 people.

Fargo

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

125,202

Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota.

74,711

Grand Forks

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

58,113

Minot

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

47,187

West Fargo

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

37,378

Williston

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

25,138

Dickinson

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

21,479

Mandan

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

22,471

Jamestown

This city was founded in 1872.

15,468

Wahpeton

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

7,708

Name 2018 Population
Fargo125,202
Bismarck74,711
Grand Forks58,113
Minot47,187
West Fargo37,378
Williston25,138
Mandan22,471
Dickinson21,479
Jamestown15,468
Wahpeton7,708
Devils Lake7,243
Valley City6,444
Watford City5,794
Grafton4,227
Lincoln4,013
Beulah3,360
Horace2,862
Rugby2,769
Stanley2,634
New Town2,556
Casselton2,503
Hazen2,304
Bottineau2,166
Lisbon2,074
Carrington2,019
Mayville1,832
Langdon1,766
Oakes1,747
Harvey1,697
Bowman1,667
Hillsboro1,598
Garrison1,524
Crosby1,408
New Rockford1,388
Surrey1,373
Park River1,361
Tioga1,341
Rolla1,321
Washburn1,295
Larimore1,290
Velva1,271
Ellendale1,262
Cavalier1,243
Parshall1,239
Burlington1,195
Hettinger1,152
Cando1,108
Mapleton1,088
Beach1,052
Killdeer1,051
Thompson1,031
Kenmare1,009
Linton994
New Salem970
Walhalla954
Belfield927
Northwood899
Cooperstown898
Gwinner897
LaMoure897
Hankinson885
Wishek882
Enderlin 852
Harwood843
Dunseith801
Napoleon791
Mohall783
Kindred779
Drayton775
Hatton767
Underwood765
Mott741
Glen Ullin733
Ray716
Steele715
Hebron692
Ashley645
Milnor640
Lakota638
Elgin634
Lidgerwood626
Rolette609
Minto606
Portland595
Reile's Acres590
New England585
Turtle Lake577
Wilton 564
Pembina561
Forman560
Towner559
Center559
Edgeley544
Richardton505
Berthold479
Glenburn476
Argusville472
Fessenden446
Leeds443
Finley435
Emerado422
Wyndmere418
South Heart411
Westhope403
McClusky386
Maddock378
Manvel375
Strasburg373
Fairmount373
Arthur365
St. John361
Gladstone361
Neche358
Max350
Stanton345
Kulm341
McVille334
Bowbells321
Sawyer320
St. Thomas316
Buxton316
Alexander313
Oxbow309
Medina300
Gackle291
Drake288
Carson284
Scranton276
Michigan City275
Granville273
Grenora266
Hope265
Davenport265
Powers Lake263
Abercrombie259
Hunter258
Tower City 256
Anamoose253
Sherwood247
Lansford241
Walcott240
Page237
Zap234
Hoople231
Fort Yates230
Riverdale230
Gilby229
Leonard226
Minnewaukan224
New Leipzig219
Lignite216
Hazelton215
Flasher213
Reynolds 208
Frontier206
Wimbledon205
Aneta203
Fordville202
Tappen201
Munich200
Plaza197
Mooreton194
Sheyenne194
Buffalo191
Edinburg189
Des Lacs189
Sanborn184
Selfridge182
Halliday179
Petersburg178
Grandin 174
Edmore174
Rhame171
Dunn Center170
Golden Valley168
Binford168
Streeter166
Christine165
Litchville164
Regent163
Arnegard161
Willow City158
Kensal157
Rutland157
Taylor156
Tolna155
Wing153
Reeder150
Marmarth146
Colfax145
Upham145
Carpio142
Makoti140
Crary139
Portal136
Medora134
Marion133
Pick City132
Columbus131
Crystal131