10 Largest Cities in North Dakota

The largest city in North Dakota is Fargo, with a population of 125,804. Watford City is the fastest growing city in North Dakota over the past 10 years, having grown 412.34% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²) Area (mi²)
1Fargo125,804106,02518.66%2,52949.74
2Bismarck74,12961,58920.36%2,16134.30
3Grand Forks54,24353,0402.27%1,97327.49
4Minot47,23641,44213.98%1,73327.25
5West Fargo38,65425,95148.95%2,41016.04
6Williston32,18916,087100.09%1,38923.17
7Dickinson24,00717,99733.39%1,69814.14
8Mandan23,19018,94722.39%1,71713.50
9Jamestown14,84015,452-3.96%1,11713.28
10Watford City9,3451,824412.34%1,0498.91
11Wahpeton7,6067,761-2.00%1,4585.21
12Devils Lake7,2647,1551.52%1,0496.92
13Valley City6,2036,646-6.67%1,5034.13
14Minot AFB5,3125,521-3.79%7317.27
15Grafton4,1494,282-3.11%1,2563.30
16Lincoln3,8852,47956.72%2,6701.46
17Horace3,1722,43830.11%27511.54
18Beulah3,0813,121-1.28%1,2972.38
19Stanley2,7991,46591.06%1,5291.83
20New Town2,7401,94241.09%2,3011.19
21Grand Forks AFB2,6832,36713.35%3587.50
22Rugby2,4702,869-13.91%1,1012.24
23Casselton2,4512,3384.83%1,2551.95
24Belcourt2,2702,0789.24%3915.81
25Hazen2,2652,434-6.94%1,7071.33
26Bottineau2,0642,217-6.90%1,5681.32
27Lisbon2,0492,147-4.56%8942.29
28Carrington1,9822,067-4.11%8552.32
29Mayville1,8081,849-2.22%9601.88
30Langdon1,7061,870-8.77%1,1031.55
31Oakes1,6551,848-10.44%1,0581.56
32Hillsboro1,6441,6082.24%1,4781.11
33Harvey1,5841,795-11.75%8821.80
34Bowman1,5571,647-5.46%9761.59
35Mapleton1,51076796.87%3863.91
36Tioga1,4791,26816.64%4433.34
37Garrison1,4501,460-0.68%1,0561.37
38Surrey1,41596846.18%6692.12
39Parshall1,39090453.76%2,4870.56
40Park River1,3421,404-4.42%5182.59
41New Rockford1,3071,384-5.56%7611.72
42Crosby1,2831,07619.24%9101.41
43Larimore1,2561,348-6.82%2,0900.60
44Fort Totten1,2471,2430.32%1458.60
45Washburn1,2361,253-1.36%7341.69
46Ellendale1,2301,388-11.38%8681.42
47Burlington1,2251,06914.59%6431.91
48Rolla1,2181,278-4.69%8631.41
49Cavalier1,2041,353-11.01%1,4070.86
50Killdeer1,18675058.13%1,3000.91
51Shell Valley1,1741,197-1.92%7815.00
52Velva1,1681,0887.35%1,2120.96
53Hettinger1,0891,232-11.61%1,3140.83
54Cando1,0571,099-3.82%1,6460.64
55New Salem1,0499589.50%7571.39
56Belfield1,04280429.60%9811.06
57Beach1,0371,0231.37%4402.36
58Thompson1,0359864.97%2,3520.44
59Ray1,02159671.31%7761.32
60Kenmare1,0131,096-7.57%7551.34
61Gwinner1,00175133.29%4852.06
62Linton9561,094-12.61%1,2300.78
63Cannon Ball9358756.86%1188.27
64Cooperstown905983-7.93%9260.98
65Northwood893938-4.80%7391.21
66Walhalla883989-10.72%8531.03
67Hankinson881918-4.03%4741.86
68LaMoure857884-3.05%6381.34
69Harwood84571817.69%7071.20
70Wishek837993-15.71%5831.44
71Enderlin834884-5.66%5111.63
72Reile's Acres81451956.84%1,6220.50
73Kindred80770614.31%5571.45
74Dunseith742776-4.38%7411.00
75Hatton741759-2.37%1,3280.56
76Napoleon730797-8.41%5281.38
77Steele7277151.68%1,3100.56
78Drayton725823-11.91%1,1020.66
79Mott7227091.83%7860.92
80Underwood717778-7.84%8180.88
81Glen Ullin715808-11.51%7021.02
82Mohall705787-10.42%6631.06
83Wilton704713-1.26%1,2660.56
84Hebron681748-8.96%4531.50
85Milnor638651-2.00%6480.98
86Ashley635746-14.88%9880.64
87Lakota625671-6.86%6261.00
88Lidgerwood612651-5.99%9390.65
89New England600601-0.17%1,2170.49
90Portland597604-1.16%7160.83
91Minto594605-1.82%4131.44
92Center5845702.46%1,2220.48
93Rolette581599-3.01%5761.01
94Richardton5735278.73%4191.37
95Edgeley552570-3.16%7400.75
96Elgin551642-14.17%5101.08
97Mandaree544596-8.72%4911.13
98Turtle Lake538583-7.72%1,0510.51
99East Dunseith5385007.60%1055.13
100Pembina530594-10.77%6570.81
101Towner514533-3.56%6220.83
102Forman5084942.83%6520.78
103Berthold4734632.16%3991.19
104Argusville458474-3.38%1144.00
105Emerado4514343.92%1,4550.31
106Alexander44922698.67%3621.24
107South Heart44330246.69%4630.96
108Leeds438456-3.95%7170.61
109Green Acres433575-24.70%2881.50
110Glenburn418433-3.46%1,3890.30
111Finley416449-7.35%1193.49
112Fessenden413477-13.42%9370.44
113Wyndmere402428-6.07%4670.86
114Logan392194102.06%2691.46
115Westhope389424-8.25%1,2040.32
116Grenora37624553.47%6190.61
117Manvel3693602.50%1,2900.29
118Maddock362383-5.48%4100.88
119Fairmount359366-1.91%1,0850.33
120Gladstone35823651.69%9860.36
121Strasburg346400-13.50%1,1810.29
122McClusky344378-8.99%9270.37
123Bowbells3423371.48%4110.83
124St. John3403322.41%7690.44
125Max3393370.59%4350.78
126Neche333370-10.00%9600.35
127Stanton331365-9.32%9320.35
128Kulm329344-4.36%8610.38
129Sawyer324361-10.25%6600.49
130McVille322348-7.47%2241.44
131Buxton320322-0.62%9580.33
132Four Bears Village309517-40.23%3031.02
133Arthur308337-8.61%2011.53
134St. Thomas303330-8.18%2991.01
135Oxbow298313-4.79%1951.53
136Reynolds295305-3.28%3790.78
137Powers Lake2932843.17%2191.34
138Medina285309-7.77%2351.21
139Tower City2732547.48%1332.05
140Michigan City268296-9.46%5330.50
141Davenport2662583.10%9960.27
142Wing26015271.05%4080.64
143Drake260275-5.45%1321.97
144Gackle255313-18.53%4740.54
145Walcott2542386.72%2501.02
146Hope254260-2.31%4140.61
147Carson251293-14.33%633.99
148Abercrombie249262-4.96%7690.32
149Scranton247272-9.19%3600.69
150Porcupine24714669.18%1,2230.20
151Granville2472412.49%7790.32
152Hunter246256-3.91%1651.49
153Anamoose2422295.68%3880.62
154Leonard2402256.67%3200.75
155Harmon23914564.83%1531.57
156Lansford232246-5.69%6610.35
157Gilby230237-2.95%1,2990.18
158Lignite22915349.67%1,4680.16
159Hoople227244-6.97%4270.53
160Page224240-6.67%2231.00
161Sherwood220243-9.47%6960.32
162Riverdale2192066.31%1581.39
163Plaza21917326.59%2021.08
164Minnewaukan215226-4.87%4450.48
165Zap213227-6.17%2091.02
166White Shield212336-36.90%563.80
167Halliday21018712.30%4630.45
168Frontier209223-6.28%1,1120.19
169Hazelton207234-11.54%5400.38
170Flasher207233-11.16%3240.64
171Arnegard20711678.45%8050.26
172Tappen2061984.04%1961.05
173Aneta206221-6.79%2070.99
174Dunn Center19914636.30%5090.39
175Des Lacs199208-4.33%3700.54
176Fordville198211-6.16%1961.01
177Ruthville1941911.57%1,2680.15
178New Leipzig192221-13.12%2160.89
179Munich189209-9.57%1321.43
180Mooreton189197-4.06%7080.27
181Wimbledon187216-13.43%3010.62
182Sheyenne187204-8.33%1,2470.15
183Buffalo180187-3.74%3740.48
184Edinburg179196-8.67%5650.32
185Fort Yates178179-0.56%2,9670.06
186Taylor17414817.57%3470.50
187Christine17415016.00%8530.20
188Edmore170185-8.11%5760.29
189Wildrose16911250.89%5790.29
190Petersburg169192-11.98%1641.03
191Binford169182-7.14%4790.35
192Sanborn168192-12.50%2800.60
193Grandin165173-4.62%9120.18
194Rutland1641621.23%4240.39
195Rhame161170-5.29%1081.50
196Streeter160170-5.88%4480.36
197Golden Valley159182-12.64%2130.75
198Regent157160-1.88%2800.56
199Colfax15612128.93%1541.01
200Brooktree Park1568860.18
201Selfridge154160-3.75%5220.29
202Kensal154163-5.52%2550.60
203Tolna152166-8.43%2020.75
204Epping1489752.58%3960.37
205Portal14612615.87%2180.67
206Litchville146172-15.12%652.26
207Willow City144159-9.43%3080.47
208Crary144148-2.70%1520.95
209Reeder142160-11.25%2070.69
210Carpio142158-10.13%2240.63
211Makoti140157-10.83%2590.54
212Columbus1401335.26%5130.27
213Pick City1361277.09%8000.17
214Upham1341303.08%4320.31
215Marmarth133137-2.92%522.58
216Medora12911215.18%3520.37
217Noonan1281224.92%4380.29
218Marion128134-4.48%1530.84
219Crystal126138-8.70%1830.69
220Bisbee1261250.80%4190.30
221Sheldon1251176.84%3060.41
222Forest River121125-3.20%2420.50
223Ross1199722.68%4130.29
224Almont1191180.85%482.49
225Hannaford118130-9.23%5390.22
226Bowdon118127-7.09%4700.25
227Adams117127-7.87%1200.97
228Osnabrock114133-14.29%3800.30
229Mercer1149322.58%5140.22
230Starkweather113117-3.42%8690.13
231Deering11210012.00%1,5140.07
232Oriska108118-8.47%4040.27
233Buchanan1089020.00%1,4210.08
234Palermo1067639.47%472.25
235Pisek105109-3.67%9210.11
236Dodge1058720.69%2250.47
237Newburg104111-6.31%7430.14
238Spiritwood Lake1029112.09%891.14
239Sykeston101116-12.93%2560.40
240Oberon99105-5.71%2830.35
241Rocklake98101-2.97%4690.21
242Galesburg98108-9.26%5940.17
243White Earth958018.75%631.50
244Glenfield94913.30%6860.14
245Amenia9497-3.09%631.49
246Cogswell9399-6.06%2820.33
247Esmond91100-9.00%2000.46
248Dazey91102-10.78%2400.38
249Lankin9098-8.16%3140.29
250Alamo905855.17%1640.55
251Sharon8897-9.28%591.49
252Goodrich8797-10.31%2980.29
253Verona8689-3.37%1500.57
254Karlsruhe84822.44%1120.75
255Fingal8497-13.40%2020.42
256Tuttle83803.75%3350.25
257Montpelier8287-5.75%5360.15
258Menoken81372.18
259Solen8083-3.61%2400.33
260Ryder8085-5.88%1530.52
261Coleharbor80791.27%4400.18
262Mountain7892-15.22%6390.12
263Dwight7881-3.70%3820.20
264Benedict786618.18%3120.25
265Ardoch78736.85%2070.38
266Maxbass7782-6.10%4720.16
267Fort Ransom7579-5.06%2440.31
268Gardner74740.00%1490.50
269Cleveland7481-8.64%3490.21
270Butte74688.82%3010.25
271Hurdsfield7283-13.25%2480.29
272Havana71710.00%1880.38
273Briarwood7173-2.74%4970.14
274Pettibone70700.00%3850.18
275Manning701220.57
276Jud7072-2.78%2880.24
277Golva706114.75%2190.32
278Zeeland6985-18.82%2320.30
279Englevale69461.49
280Martin6874-8.11%7640.09
281Sentinel Butte675619.64%651.03
282Lehr6680-17.50%3440.19
283Driscoll661140.58
284Pekin6570-7.14%2570.25
285Mantador65641.56%4740.14
286Dawson65616.56%1910.34
287Warwick6465-1.54%980.65
288Flaxton6466-3.03%2260.28
289Hague6371-11.27%2400.26
290Douglas6364-1.56%2220.28
291Pingree61601.67%3160.19
292Balta5965-9.23%2600.23
293Grace City5863-7.94%2370.24
294Bathgate5860-3.33%2090.28
295Milton5661-8.20%1190.47
296Hamilton5661-8.20%1960.28
297Great Bend5657-1.75%1000.56
298Nome5462-12.90%1300.41
299Brocket5457-5.26%710.76
300McHenry5356-5.36%2150.25
301Fullerton5354-1.85%1360.39
302Donnybrook5358-8.62%780.68
303North River5256-7.14%8520.06
304Barney5254-3.70%2830.18
305Tolley5053-5.66%3450.14
306Souris5053-5.66%5100.10
307Niagara4953-7.55%520.94
308Nekoma4950-2.00%1320.37
309Selz483500.14
310Robinson48464.35%2790.17
311Courtenay48456.67%1150.42
312Prairie Rose4751-7.84%1,1460.04
313Jessie47990.47
314Kathryn4656-17.86%790.58
315Woodworth4550-10.00%2110.21
316Voltaire45427.14%930.49
317Inkster4550-10.00%450.99
318Springbrook442762.96%1190.37
319Regan43430.00%421.01
320Hampden4348-10.42%2500.17
321Clifford4344-2.27%3050.14
322Forbes4249-14.29%1740.24
323Rogers4146-10.87%420.98
324Fredonia4046-13.04%1670.24
325Dickey3942-7.14%1630.24
326Alice3840-5.00%390.97
327Nash37361.02
328East Fairview37970.38
329Cathay3743-13.95%2010.18
330Wheatland3694.01
331Monango3638-5.26%950.38
332Berlin35342.94%3650.10
333Landa3438-10.53%4470.08
334Fairdale3438-10.53%1080.32
335Brinsmade3235-8.57%1170.27
336Lawton31303.33%340.91
337Erie31152.00
338Wolford3036-16.67%1670.18
339Foxholm30310.96
340Embden30420.72
341Alsen3035-14.29%129.36
342Luverne2931-6.45%1130.26
343Egeland29277.41%910.32
344Canton City Hensel2938-23.68%1160.25
345Ypsilanti28104-73.08%510.55
346Wales2831-9.68%1160.24
347Sibley2830-6.67%6220.04
348Kramer2829-3.45%1830.15
349Gardena2829-3.45%810.34
350De Lamere281060.26
351Sarles2728-3.57%1030.26
352Braddock272128.57%1080.25
353Balfour27263.85%480.56
354Cayuga2627-3.70%261.00
355Antler2627-3.70%1400.19
356Ludden25238.70%310.80
357Knox25250.00%520.48
358Elliott25250.00%1630.15
359Bucyrus2427-11.11%690.35
360Ambrose2425-4.00%241.01
361York23230.00%1100.21
362Caledonia23440.52
363Amidon232015.00%370.63
364Sutton211020.20
365Mylo21205.00%240.86
366Haynes2123-8.70%1560.14
367Fortuna2122-4.55%211.00
368Denhoff21320.66
369Conway2123-8.70%1020.21
370Hamberg1921-9.52%470.41
371Leal1820-10.00%1400.13
372Calio1822-18.18%28.17
373Ayr18175.88%2120.09
374Calvin1620-20.00%730.22
375Overly1518-16.67%400.37
376Loma1516-6.25%126.46
377Leith1516-6.25%121.24
378Heil15750.20
379Hannah15150.00%790.19
380Gascoyne1516-6.25%151.00
381Kief14137.69%111.23
382Bantry14140.00%800.17
383Larson13320.41
384Hansboro13128.33%680.19
385Venturia1213-7.69%1080.11
386Pillsbury12120.00%470.26
387Churchs Ferry12120.00%280.43
388Raleigh10350.29
389Perth990.00%700.13
390Dahlen9640.14
391Auburn991.00
392Loraine89-11.11%330.24
393Bergen8714.29%110.75
394Heimdal6130.47
395Blanchard5200.26
396Ruso440.00%160.25
397Grano47-42.86%140.29
398Spiritwood0.88
399Orrin0.23
400McLeod0.77
401Barton0.34

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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