10 Largest Cities in North Dakota

The largest city in North Dakota is Fargo, with a population of 126,375. Watford City is the fastest growing city in North Dakota over the past 10 years, having grown 453.73% since 2010.

Rank Name 2022 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Fargo126,375106,02519.19%2,54149.74
2Bismarck74,42961,58920.85%2,17034.30
3Grand Forks53,44553,0400.76%1,94427.49
4Minot47,16341,44213.80%1,73127.25
5West Fargo39,45225,95152.02%2,46016.04
6Williston33,76716,087109.90%1,45823.17
7Dickinson24,44417,99735.82%1,72914.14
8Mandan23,40918,94723.55%1,73413.50
9Jamestown14,71815,452-4.75%1,10813.28
10Watford City10,1001,824453.73%1,1348.91
11Wahpeton7,5427,761-2.82%1,4465.21
12Devils Lake7,2367,1551.13%1,0456.92
13Valley City6,1436,646-7.57%1,4884.13
14Minot AFB5,3125,521-3.79%7317.27
15Grafton4,1454,282-3.20%1,2553.30
16Lincoln3,9192,47958.09%2,6931.46
17Horace3,2862,43834.78%28511.54
18Beulah3,0523,121-2.21%1,2852.38
19Stanley2,8601,46595.22%1,5621.83
20New Town2,8141,94244.90%2,3631.19
21Grand Forks AFB2,6832,36713.35%3587.50
22Casselton2,4392,3384.32%1,2491.95
23Rugby2,4102,869-16.00%1,0742.24
24Belcourt2,2702,0789.24%3915.81
25Hazen2,2422,434-7.89%1,6901.33
26Lisbon2,0482,147-4.61%8932.29
27Bottineau2,0192,217-8.93%1,5341.32
28Carrington1,9832,067-4.06%8552.32
29Mayville1,8111,849-2.06%9611.88
30Langdon1,6831,870-10.00%1,0881.55
31Hillsboro1,6541,6082.86%1,4871.11
32Mapleton1,646767114.60%4213.91
33Oakes1,6321,848-11.69%1,0431.56
34Harvey1,5531,795-13.48%8651.80
35Tioga1,5491,26822.16%4643.34
36Bowman1,5361,647-6.74%9631.59
37Garrison1,4441,460-1.10%1,0521.37
38Parshall1,44190459.40%2,5780.56
39Surrey1,42696847.31%6742.12
40Park River1,3441,404-4.27%5192.59
41New Rockford1,2911,384-6.72%7511.72
42Crosby1,2821,07619.14%9091.41
43Fort Totten1,2471,2430.32%1458.60
44Larimore1,2401,348-8.01%2,0630.60
45Burlington1,2371,06915.72%6491.91
47Washburn1,2221,253-2.47%7251.69
46Ellendale1,2221,388-11.96%8621.42
48Killdeer1,20775060.93%1,3230.91
49Rolla1,2011,278-6.03%8511.41
50Cavalier1,1871,353-12.27%1,3870.86
51Shell Valley1,1741,197-1.92%7815.00
52Velva1,1571,0886.34%1,2000.96
53Ray1,08159681.38%8211.32
54New Salem1,07995812.63%7791.39
56Cando1,0571,099-3.82%1,6460.64
55Belfield1,05780431.47%9951.06
57Hettinger1,0561,232-14.29%1,2740.83
58Thompson1,0429865.68%2,3680.44
59Beach1,0341,0231.08%4392.36
60Gwinner1,03375137.55%5012.06
61Kenmare1,0091,096-7.94%7521.34
62Linton9451,094-13.62%1,2160.78
63Cannon Ball9358756.86%1188.27
64Cooperstown906983-7.83%9270.98
65Northwood892938-4.90%7381.21
66Hankinson879918-4.25%4731.86
68Walhalla871989-11.93%8421.03
67Reile's Acres87151967.82%1,7350.50
69Harwood85371818.80%7141.20
70LaMoure844884-4.52%6281.34
71Enderlin832884-5.88%5101.63
72Kindred82070616.15%5661.45
73Wishek810993-18.43%5641.44
74Hatton740759-2.50%1,3260.56
75Steele7357152.80%1,3240.56
76Dunseith731776-5.80%7301.00
77Mott7217091.69%7850.92
78Napoleon719797-9.79%5201.38
80Glen Ullin714808-11.63%7011.02
79Drayton714823-13.24%1,0850.66
81Underwood708778-9.00%8070.88
82Wilton698713-2.10%1,2550.56
83Mohall696787-11.56%6551.06
84Hebron684748-8.56%4551.50
85Milnor640651-1.69%6500.98
86Lakota625671-6.86%6261.00
87Ashley622746-16.62%9670.64
88Lidgerwood610651-6.30%9360.65
89New England600601-0.17%1,2170.49
90Portland598604-0.99%7170.83
91Minto595605-1.65%4141.44
92Center5875702.98%1,2280.48
93Richardton5795279.87%4231.37
94Rolette575599-4.01%5701.01
95Edgeley550570-3.51%7370.75
96Mandaree544596-8.72%4911.13
97East Dunseith5385007.60%1055.13
98Turtle Lake530583-9.09%1,0350.51
99Elgin525642-18.22%4861.08
100Pembina523594-11.95%6480.81
101Forman5104943.24%6550.78
102Towner508533-4.69%6140.83
103Alexander486226115.04%3911.24
104Berthold4694631.30%3961.19
105Argusville453474-4.43%1134.00
106Emerado4524344.15%1,4580.31
107South Heart45030249.01%4710.96
108Green Acres433575-24.70%2881.50
109Leeds427456-6.36%6990.61
110Finley416449-7.35%1193.49
111Glenburn412433-4.85%1,3690.30
112Fessenden403477-15.51%9140.44
113Wyndmere400428-6.54%4650.86
114Grenora39824562.45%6560.61
115Logan392194102.06%2691.46
116Westhope382424-9.91%1,1830.32
117Manvel3693602.50%1,2900.29
118Gladstone36323653.81%1,0000.36
119Fairmount359366-1.91%1,0850.33
120Maddock354383-7.57%4010.88
121Bowbells3453372.37%4140.83
122Strasburg338400-15.50%1,1540.29
123St. John3353320.90%7580.44
125Max334337-0.89%4290.78
124McClusky334378-11.64%9000.37
126Neche328370-11.35%9450.35
127Stanton327365-10.41%9210.35
128Kulm326344-5.23%8530.38
129Sawyer323361-10.53%6580.49
130McVille322348-7.47%2241.44
131Buxton320322-0.62%9580.33
132Four Bears Village309517-40.23%3031.02
133St. Thomas299330-9.39%2951.01
135Wing29715295.39%4660.64
134Powers Lake2972844.58%2221.34
136Arthur296337-12.17%1931.53
137Oxbow294313-6.07%1921.53
138Reynolds293305-3.93%3760.78
139Medina282309-8.74%2321.21
140Tower City2772549.06%1352.05
141Michigan City268296-9.46%5330.50
142Davenport2632581.94%9850.27
144Walcott2562387.56%2521.02
143Drake256275-6.91%1301.97
145Hope255260-1.92%4160.61
146Abercrombie249262-4.96%7690.32
147Porcupine24714669.18%1,2230.20
148Gackle246313-21.41%4570.54
149Leonard2452258.89%3260.75
150Granville2442411.24%7700.32
152Scranton243272-10.66%3540.69
151Hunter243256-5.08%1631.49
153Carson242293-17.41%613.99
154Anamoose2412295.24%3870.62
155Harmon23914564.83%1531.57
156Lignite23215351.63%1,4870.16
157Gilby229237-3.38%1,2940.18
158Lansford228246-7.32%6500.35
159Hoople227244-6.97%4270.53
160Plaza22517330.06%2081.08
161Arnegard22311692.24%8680.26
162Page221240-7.92%2201.00
164Sherwood217243-10.70%6870.32
163Riverdale2172065.34%1561.39
165Halliday21318713.90%4690.45
166White Shield212336-36.90%563.80
167Zap211227-7.05%2071.02
168Minnewaukan210226-7.08%4350.48
170Tappen2081985.05%1981.05
169Flasher208233-10.73%3260.64
171Frontier207223-7.17%1,1010.19
172Hazelton205234-12.39%5350.38
173Aneta204221-7.69%2050.99
174Dunn Center20314639.04%5190.39
176Fordville198211-6.16%1961.01
175Des Lacs198208-4.81%3680.54
177Ruthville1941911.57%1,2680.15
178Mooreton189197-4.06%7080.27
179Munich186209-11.00%1301.43
182Wimbledon185216-14.35%2970.62
181Sheyenne185204-9.31%1,2330.15
180New Leipzig185221-16.29%2080.89
183Wildrose17911259.82%6130.29
185Edinburg178196-9.18%5620.32
184Buffalo178187-4.81%3700.48
187Taylor17614818.92%3510.50
186Christine17615017.33%8630.20
188Binford169182-7.14%4790.35
189Rutland1681623.70%4340.39
192Sanborn167192-13.02%2780.60
191Petersburg167192-13.02%1621.03
190Edmore167185-9.73%5660.29
193Fort Yates166179-7.26%2,7670.06
194Grandin163173-5.78%9010.18
196Streeter159170-6.47%4450.36
195Rhame159170-6.47%1061.50
197Colfax15812130.58%1561.01
199Regent157160-1.88%2800.56
198Golden Valley157182-13.74%2100.75
200Brooktree Park1568860.18
201Epping1559759.79%4140.37
202Kensal153163-6.13%2530.60
203Tolna152166-8.43%2020.75
205Selfridge148160-7.50%5020.29
204Portal14812617.46%2210.67
206Litchville144172-16.28%642.26
207Crary143148-3.38%1510.95
208Carpio142158-10.13%2240.63
210Willow City141159-11.32%3010.47
209Columbus1411336.02%5160.27
211Reeder139160-13.13%2020.69
212Makoti138157-12.10%2560.54
213Pick City1361277.09%8000.17
214Upham1321301.54%4260.31
215Marmarth131137-4.38%512.58
216Noonan1301226.56%4450.29
217Medora12911215.18%3520.37
218Marion127134-5.22%1520.84
219Bisbee1261250.80%4190.30
221Sheldon1251176.84%3060.41
220Crystal125138-9.42%1820.69
222Ross1229725.77%4240.29
224Mercer1219330.11%5450.22
223Forest River121125-3.20%2420.50
225Almont1191180.85%482.49
226Hannaford118130-9.23%5390.22
227Bowdon117127-7.87%4660.25
228Adams116127-8.66%1190.97
230Starkweather112117-4.27%8620.13
229Osnabrock112133-15.79%3730.30
231Deering11110011.00%1,5000.07
232Palermo1107644.74%492.25
233Dodge1088724.14%2310.47
234Buchanan1079018.89%1,4080.08
235Oriska106118-10.17%3970.27
236Pisek105109-3.67%9210.11
237Spiritwood Lake1049114.29%911.14
238Newburg102111-8.11%7290.14
239Sykeston99116-14.66%2510.40
240Rocklake98101-2.97%4690.21
242White Earth978021.25%651.50
241Oberon97105-7.62%2770.35
244Galesburg96108-11.11%5820.17
243Alamo965865.52%1750.55
245Glenfield94913.30%6860.14
247Cogswell9399-6.06%2820.33
246Amenia9397-4.12%621.49
249Lankin9098-8.16%3140.29
248Dazey90102-11.76%2370.38
250Esmond88100-12.00%1930.46
251Sharon8797-10.31%591.49
252Verona8689-3.37%1500.57
253Goodrich8597-12.37%2910.29
254Tuttle84805.00%3390.25
256Karlsruhe83821.22%1110.75
255Fingal8397-14.43%2000.42
259Ryder8185-4.71%1550.52
258Montpelier8187-6.90%5290.15
257Menoken81372.18
261Coleharbor79790.00%4340.18
260Benedict796619.70%3160.25
263Dwight7881-3.70%3820.20
262Ardoch78736.85%2070.38
264Solen7783-7.23%2310.33
266Mountain7692-17.39%6230.12
265Maxbass7682-7.32%4660.16
267Fort Ransom7579-5.06%2440.31
268Gardner74740.00%1490.50
270Cleveland7381-9.88%3440.21
269Butte73687.35%2970.25
274Pettibone71701.43%3900.18
273Havana71710.00%1880.38
272Golva716116.39%2220.32
271Briarwood7173-2.74%4970.14
277Manning701220.57
276Jud7072-2.78%2880.24
275Hurdsfield7083-15.66%2410.29
279Sentinel Butte695623.21%671.03
278Englevale69461.49
280Martin6774-9.46%7530.09
282Zeeland6685-22.35%2210.30
281Driscoll661140.58
285Pekin6570-7.14%2570.25
284Mantador65641.56%4740.14
283Dawson65616.56%1910.34
287Lehr6480-20.00%3330.19
286Flaxton6466-3.03%2260.28
290Warwick6365-3.08%970.65
289Hague6371-11.27%2400.26
288Douglas6364-1.56%2220.28
291Pingree61601.67%3160.19
292Balta5965-9.23%2600.23
294Grace City5863-7.94%2370.24
293Bathgate5860-3.33%2090.28
296Hamilton5661-8.20%1960.28
295Great Bend5657-1.75%1000.56
297Milton5561-9.84%1170.47
298Brocket5457-5.26%710.76
302Nome5362-14.52%1280.41
301McHenry5356-5.36%2150.25
300Fullerton5354-1.85%1360.39
299Donnybrook5358-8.62%780.68
303Barney5254-3.70%2830.18
304North River5156-8.93%8360.06
305Tolley5053-5.66%3450.14
309Souris4953-7.55%5000.10
308Robinson49466.52%2850.17
307Nekoma4950-2.00%1320.37
306Courtenay49458.89%1170.42
311Selz483500.14
310Niagara4853-9.43%510.94
312Jessie47990.47
314Springbrook462770.37%1250.37
313Prairie Rose4651-9.80%1,1220.04
316Voltaire45427.14%930.49
315Kathryn4556-19.64%770.58
318Woodworth4450-12.00%2070.21
317Inkster4450-12.00%440.99
320Regan43430.00%421.01
319Clifford4344-2.27%3050.14
321Hampden4248-12.50%2440.17
323Rogers4146-10.87%420.98
322Forbes4149-16.33%1690.24
325Fredonia3946-15.22%1630.24
324Dickey3942-7.14%1630.24
328Nash37361.02
327East Fairview37970.38
326Alice3740-7.50%380.97
330Wheatland3694.01
329Cathay3643-16.28%1960.18
332Monango3538-7.89%930.38
331Berlin35342.94%3650.10
333Fairdale3438-10.53%1080.32
334Landa3338-13.16%4340.08
337Lawton31303.33%340.91
336Erie31152.00
335Brinsmade3135-11.43%1140.27
340Foxholm30310.96
339Embden30420.72
338Egeland302711.11%940.32
343Wolford2936-19.44%1610.18
342Luverne2931-6.45%1130.26
341Alsen2935-17.14%129.36
348Ypsilanti28104-73.08%510.55
347Sibley2830-6.67%6220.04
346Kramer2829-3.45%1830.15
345Gardena2829-3.45%810.34
344De Lamere281060.26
353Wales2731-12.90%1120.24
352Sarles2728-3.57%1030.26
351Canton City Hensel2738-28.95%1080.25
350Braddock272128.57%1080.25
349Balfour27263.85%480.56
355Cayuga2627-3.70%261.00
354Antler2627-3.70%1400.19
358Ludden25238.70%310.80
357Knox25250.00%520.48
356Elliott25250.00%1630.15
359Ambrose2425-4.00%241.01
363York23230.00%1100.21
362Caledonia23440.52
361Bucyrus2327-14.81%660.35
360Amidon232015.00%370.63
368Sutton211020.20
367Mylo21205.00%240.86
366Fortuna2122-4.55%211.00
365Denhoff21320.66
364Conway2123-8.70%1020.21
369Haynes2023-13.04%1480.14
370Hamberg1921-9.52%470.41
372Leal1820-10.00%1400.13
371Ayr18175.88%2120.09
373Calio1722-22.73%28.17
379Loma1516-6.25%126.46
378Leith1516-6.25%121.24
377Heil15750.20
376Hannah15150.00%790.19
375Gascoyne1516-6.25%151.00
374Calvin1520-25.00%680.22
382Overly1418-22.22%380.37
381Kief14137.69%111.23
380Bantry14140.00%800.17
384Larson13320.41
383Hansboro13128.33%680.19
387Venturia1213-7.69%1080.11
386Pillsbury12120.00%470.26
385Churchs Ferry12120.00%280.43
388Raleigh10350.29
391Perth990.00%700.13
390Dahlen9640.14
389Auburn991.00
393Loraine89-11.11%330.24
392Bergen8714.29%110.75
394Heimdal6130.47
395Blanchard5200.26
396Ruso440.00%160.25
397Grano37-57.14%100.29
401Spiritwood0.88
400Orrin0.23
399McLeod0.77
398Barton0.34

Top 401 Cities in North Dakota by Population

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.

Map of Cities in North Dakota

North Dakota Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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