Population of Cities in North Dakota (2017)

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 118,523 people.

Fargo

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

118,523

Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital city of North Dakota.

71,167

Grand Forks

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

57,011

Minot

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

49,450

West Fargo

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

33,597

Williston

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

26,977

Dickinson

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

23,765

Mandan

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

21,382

Jamestown

This city was founded in 1872.

15,422

Wahpeton

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

7,899

Name 2017 Population
Fargo118,523
Bismarck71,167
Grand Forks57,011
Minot49,450
West Fargo33,597
Williston26,977
Dickinson23,765
Mandan21,382
Jamestown15,422
Wahpeton7,899
Devils Lake7,351
Watford City6,708
Valley City6,669
Grafton4,243
Lincoln3,519
Beulah3,393
Rugby2,846
Stanley2,721
Horace2,545
Casselton2,521
New Town2,521
Hazen2,488
Bottineau2,343
Lisbon2,145
Carrington2,072
Mayville1,829
Oakes1,797
Langdon1,787
Harvey1,779
Bowman1,744
Tioga1,643
Hillsboro1,580
Garrison1,538
Crosby1,408
New Rockford1,390
Park River1,375
Surrey1,358
Rolla1,325
Larimore1,313
Washburn1,309
Ellendale1,299
Parshall1,263
Velva1,260
Hettinger1,257
Killdeer1,254
Cavalier1,244
Burlington1,181
Cando1,122
Beach1,115
Kenmare1,083
Belfield1,055
Linton1,039
Thompson1,005
Wishek988
Walhalla951
Cooperstown945
Northwood927
LaMoure914
Hankinson908
New Salem896
Mapleton875
Enderlin872
Gwinner834
Mohall808
Dunseith797
Mott793
Harwood788
Napoleon787
Drayton785
Underwood775
Hatton765
Glen Ullin743
Ray729
Kindred728
Ashley726
Wilton725
Steele709
Hebron691
New England659
Milnor648
Lakota646
Elgin633
Lidgerwood629
Rolette612
Minto610
Reile's Acres596
Portland592
Turtle Lake590
Pembina565
Center564
Towner564
Richardton563
Edgeley552
Forman513
Berthold501
Argusville475
Fessenden472
Glenburn456
Leeds445
Finley437
Emerado431
Westhope428
South Heart428
Wyndmere418
Strasburg392
Maddock382
Bowbells377
Manvel375
McClusky375
Stanton370
Arthur362
Fairmount361
St. John360
Neche359
Gladstone358
Sawyer346
Kulm344
Max342
McVille336
Buxton316
St. Thomas316
Oxbow310
Powers Lake307
Medina303
Reynolds300
Gackle291
Carson290
Drake288
Scranton288
Michigan City278
Granville269
Hunter267
Hope264
Abercrombie259
Tower City258
Lansford254
Lignite253
Davenport253
Alexander252
Sherwood251
Grenora250
Anamoose249
Zap247
Page240
Walcott234
Hoople233
Gilby232
Leonard227
Riverdale227
Minnewaukan224
Hazelton223
Halliday221
New Leipzig219
Flasher216
Wimbledon213
Frontier213
Aneta209
Fordville206
Des Lacs204
Munich202
Sheyenne200
Tappen200
Dunn Center197
Mooreton194
Plaza193
Buffalo192
Sanborn191
Fort Yates191
Edinburg189
Golden Valley183
Petersburg180
Taylor177
Edmore177
Rhame177
Binford174
Grandin174
Regent173
Litchville171
Selfridge168
Willow City167
Streeter166
Kensal160
Rutland160
Reeder159
Portal157
Tolna156
Wing155
Columbus155
Christine153
Carpio149
Makoti148
Colfax145
Marmarth143
Upham142
Crary142
Pick City138
Medora133
Marion133
Crystal131
Bowdon131