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)
1Fargo125,804106,02518.66%377
2Bismarck74,12961,58920.36%322
3Grand Forks54,24353,0402.27%294
4Minot47,23641,44213.98%258
5West Fargo38,65425,95148.95%359
6Williston32,18916,087100.09%207
7Dickinson24,00717,99733.39%253
8Mandan23,19018,94722.39%256
9Jamestown14,84015,452-3.96%167
10Watford City9,3451,824412.34%156
11Wahpeton7,6067,761-2.00%217
12Devils Lake7,2647,1551.52%156
13Valley City6,2036,646-6.67%224
14Minot AFB5,3125,521-3.79%109
15Grafton4,1494,282-3.11%187
16Lincoln3,8852,47956.72%398
17Horace3,1722,43830.11%41
18Beulah3,0813,121-1.28%193
19Stanley2,7991,46591.06%228
20New Town2,7401,94241.09%343
21Grand Forks AFB2,6832,36713.35%53
22Rugby2,4702,869-13.91%164
23Casselton2,4512,3384.83%187
24Belcourt2,2702,0789.24%58
25Hazen2,2652,434-6.94%254
26Bottineau2,0642,217-6.90%234
27Lisbon2,0492,147-4.56%133
28Carrington1,9822,067-4.11%127
29Mayville1,8081,849-2.22%143
30Langdon1,7061,870-8.77%164
31Oakes1,6551,848-10.44%158
32Hillsboro1,6441,6082.24%220
33Harvey1,5841,795-11.75%131
34Bowman1,5571,647-5.46%145
35Mapleton1,51076796.87%58
36Tioga1,4791,26816.64%66
37Garrison1,4501,460-0.68%157
38Surrey1,41596846.18%100
39Parshall1,39090453.76%370
40Park River1,3421,404-4.42%77
41New Rockford1,3071,384-5.56%113
42Crosby1,2831,07619.24%136
43Larimore1,2561,348-6.82%311
44Fort Totten1,2471,2430.32%22
45Washburn1,2361,253-1.36%109
46Ellendale1,2301,388-11.38%129
47Burlington1,2251,06914.59%96
48Rolla1,2181,278-4.69%129
49Cavalier1,2041,353-11.01%210
50Killdeer1,18675058.13%194
51Shell Valley1,1741,197-1.92%12
52Velva1,1681,0887.35%181
53Hettinger1,0891,232-11.61%196
54Cando1,0571,099-3.82%245
55New Salem1,0499589.50%113
56Belfield1,04280429.60%146
57Beach1,0371,0231.37%66
58Thompson1,0359864.97%351
59Ray1,02159671.31%116
60Kenmare1,0131,096-7.57%113
61Gwinner1,00175133.29%72
62Linton9561,094-12.61%183
63Cannon Ball9358756.86%2
64Cooperstown905983-7.93%138
65Northwood893938-4.80%110
66Walhalla883989-10.72%127
67Hankinson881918-4.03%71
68LaMoure857884-3.05%95
69Harwood84571817.69%105
70Wishek837993-15.71%87
71Enderlin834884-5.66%76
72Reile's Acres81451956.84%242
73Kindred80770614.31%83
74Dunseith742776-4.38%110
75Hatton741759-2.37%198
76Napoleon730797-8.41%79
77Steele7277151.68%195
78Drayton725823-11.91%164
79Mott7227091.83%117
80Underwood717778-7.84%122
81Glen Ullin715808-11.51%105
82Mohall705787-10.42%99
83Wilton704713-1.26%189
84Hebron681748-8.96%68
85Milnor638651-2.00%97
86Ashley635746-14.88%147
87Lakota625671-6.86%93
88Lidgerwood612651-5.99%140
89New England600601-0.17%182
90Portland597604-1.16%107
91Minto594605-1.82%62
92Center5845702.46%182
93Rolette581599-3.01%86
94Richardton5735278.73%62
95Edgeley552570-3.16%110
96Elgin551642-14.17%76
97Mandaree544596-8.72%7
98Turtle Lake538583-7.72%157
99East Dunseith5385007.60%16
100Pembina530594-10.77%98
101Towner514533-3.56%93
102Forman5084942.83%97
103Berthold4734632.16%59
104Argusville458474-3.38%17
105Emerado4514343.92%217
106Alexander44922698.67%54
107South Heart44330246.69%69
108Leeds438456-3.95%107
109Green Acres433575-24.70%43
110Glenburn418433-3.46%207
111Finley416449-7.35%18
112Fessenden413477-13.42%139
113Wyndmere402428-6.07%70
114Logan392194102.06%40
115Westhope389424-8.25%179
116Grenora37624553.47%92
117Manvel3693602.50%192
118Maddock362383-5.48%61
119Fairmount359366-1.91%161
120Gladstone35823651.69%147
121Strasburg346400-13.50%176
122McClusky344378-8.99%138
123Bowbells3423371.48%61
124St. John3403322.41%115
125Max3393370.59%65
126Neche333370-10.00%143
127Stanton331365-9.32%139
128Kulm329344-4.36%128
129Sawyer324361-10.25%98
130McVille322348-7.47%33
131Buxton320322-0.62%143
132Four Bears Village309517-40.23%45
133Arthur308337-8.61%30
134St. Thomas303330-8.18%44
135Oxbow298313-4.79%29
136Reynolds295305-3.28%56
137Powers Lake2932843.17%33
138Medina285309-7.77%35
139Tower City2732547.48%20
140Michigan City268296-9.46%79
141Davenport2662583.10%149
142Wing26015271.05%61
143Drake260275-5.45%20
144Gackle255313-18.53%71
145Walcott2542386.72%37
146Hope254260-2.31%62
147Carson251293-14.33%9
148Abercrombie249262-4.96%115
149Scranton247272-9.19%54
150Porcupine24714669.18%182
151Granville2472412.49%116
152Hunter246256-3.91%25
153Anamoose2422295.68%58
154Leonard2402256.67%48
155Harmon23914564.83%23
156Lansford232246-5.69%98
157Gilby230237-2.95%194
158Lignite22915349.67%219
159Hoople227244-6.97%64
160Page224240-6.67%33
161Sherwood220243-9.47%104
162Riverdale2192066.31%24
163Plaza21917326.59%30
164Minnewaukan215226-4.87%66
165Zap213227-6.17%31
166White Shield212336-36.90%8
167Halliday21018712.30%69
168Frontier209223-6.28%166
169Hazelton207234-11.54%81
170Flasher207233-11.16%48
171Arnegard20711678.45%120
172Tappen2061984.04%29
173Aneta206221-6.79%31
174Dunn Center19914636.30%76
175Des Lacs199208-4.33%55
176Fordville198211-6.16%29
177Ruthville1941911.57%189
178New Leipzig192221-13.12%32
179Munich189209-9.57%20
180Mooreton189197-4.06%105
181Wimbledon187216-13.43%45
182Sheyenne187204-8.33%186
183Buffalo180187-3.74%56
184Edinburg179196-8.67%84
185Fort Yates178179-0.56%440
186Taylor17414817.57%52
187Christine17415016.00%127
188Edmore170185-8.11%86
189Wildrose16911250.89%86
190Petersburg169192-11.98%24
191Binford169182-7.14%71
192Sanborn168192-12.50%42
193Grandin165173-4.62%136
194Rutland1641621.23%63
195Rhame161170-5.29%16
196Streeter160170-5.88%67
197Golden Valley159182-12.64%32
198Regent157160-1.88%42
199Colfax15612128.93%23
200Brooktree Park156132
201Selfridge154160-3.75%78
202Kensal154163-5.52%38
203Tolna152166-8.43%30
204Epping1489752.58%59
205Portal14612615.87%32
206Litchville146172-15.12%10
207Willow City144159-9.43%46
208Crary144148-2.70%23
209Reeder142160-11.25%31
210Carpio142158-10.13%33
211Makoti140157-10.83%39
212Columbus1401335.26%77
213Pick City1361277.09%119
214Upham1341303.08%64
215Marmarth133137-2.92%8
216Medora12911215.18%52
217Noonan1281224.92%65
218Marion128134-4.48%23
219Crystal126138-8.70%27
220Bisbee1261250.80%62
221Sheldon1251176.84%46
222Forest River121125-3.20%36
223Ross1199722.68%62
224Almont1191180.85%7
225Hannaford118130-9.23%80
226Bowdon118127-7.09%70
227Adams117127-7.87%18
228Osnabrock114133-14.29%57
229Mercer1149322.58%76
230Starkweather113117-3.42%130
231Deering11210012.00%225
232Oriska108118-8.47%60
233Buchanan1089020.00%211
234Palermo1067639.47%7
235Pisek105109-3.67%137
236Dodge1058720.69%33
237Newburg104111-6.31%110
238Spiritwood Lake1029112.09%13
239Sykeston101116-12.93%38
240Oberon99105-5.71%42
241Rocklake98101-2.97%70
242Galesburg98108-9.26%88
243White Earth958018.75%9
244Glenfield94913.30%102
245Amenia9497-3.09%9
246Cogswell9399-6.06%42
247Esmond91100-9.00%30
248Dazey91102-10.78%36
249Lankin9098-8.16%47
250Alamo905855.17%24
251Sharon8897-9.28%9
252Goodrich8797-10.31%44
253Verona8689-3.37%22
254Karlsruhe84822.44%17
255Fingal8497-13.40%30
256Tuttle83803.75%50
257Montpelier8287-5.75%80
258Menoken816
259Solen8083-3.61%36
260Ryder8085-5.88%23
261Coleharbor80791.27%65
262Mountain7892-15.22%95
263Dwight7881-3.70%57
264Benedict786618.18%47
265Ardoch78736.85%31
266Maxbass7782-6.10%70
267Fort Ransom7579-5.06%36
268Gardner74740.00%22
269Cleveland7481-8.64%52
270Butte74688.82%45
271Hurdsfield7283-13.25%37
272Havana71710.00%28
273Briarwood7173-2.74%74
274Pettibone70700.00%57
275Manning7018
276Jud7072-2.78%43
277Golva706114.75%33
278Zeeland6985-18.82%35
279Englevale697
280Martin6874-8.11%114
281Sentinel Butte675619.64%10
282Lehr6680-17.50%51
283Driscoll6617
284Pekin6570-7.14%38
285Mantador65641.56%71
286Dawson65616.56%28
287Warwick6465-1.54%15
288Flaxton6466-3.03%34
289Hague6371-11.27%36
290Douglas6364-1.56%33
291Pingree61601.67%47
292Balta5965-9.23%39
293Grace City5863-7.94%35
294Bathgate5860-3.33%31
295Milton5661-8.20%18
296Hamilton5661-8.20%29
297Great Bend5657-1.75%15
298Nome5462-12.90%19
299Brocket5457-5.26%11
300McHenry5356-5.36%32
301Fullerton5354-1.85%20
302Donnybrook5358-8.62%12
303North River5256-7.14%127
304Barney5254-3.70%42
305Tolley5053-5.66%51
306Souris5053-5.66%76
307Niagara4953-7.55%8
308Nekoma4950-2.00%20
309Selz4852
310Robinson48464.35%42
311Courtenay48456.67%17
312Prairie Rose4751-7.84%172
313Jessie4715
314Kathryn4656-17.86%12
315Woodworth4550-10.00%31
316Voltaire45427.14%14
317Inkster4550-10.00%7
318Springbrook442762.96%18
319Regan43430.00%6
320Hampden4348-10.42%37
321Clifford4344-2.27%46
322Forbes4249-14.29%26
323Rogers4146-10.87%6
324Fredonia4046-13.04%25
325Dickey3942-7.14%24
326Alice3840-5.00%6
327Nash375
328East Fairview3714
329Cathay3743-13.95%30
330Wheatland361
331Monango3638-5.26%14
332Berlin35342.94%54
333Landa3438-10.53%66
334Fairdale3438-10.53%16
335Brinsmade3235-8.57%17
336Lawton31303.33%5
337Erie312
338Wolford3036-16.67%25
339Foxholm305
340Embden306
341Alsen3035-14.29%
342Luverne2931-6.45%17
343Egeland29277.41%14
344Canton City Hensel2938-23.68%17
345Ypsilanti28104-73.08%8
346Wales2831-9.68%17
347Sibley2830-6.67%93
348Kramer2829-3.45%27
349Gardena2829-3.45%12
350De Lamere2816
351Sarles2728-3.57%15
352Braddock272128.57%16
353Balfour27263.85%7
354Cayuga2627-3.70%4
355Antler2627-3.70%21
356Ludden25238.70%5
357Knox25250.00%8
358Elliott25250.00%24
359Bucyrus2427-11.11%10
360Ambrose2425-4.00%4
361York23230.00%16
362Caledonia237
363Amidon232015.00%5
364Sutton2115
365Mylo21205.00%4
366Haynes2123-8.70%23
367Fortuna2122-4.55%3
368Denhoff215
369Conway2123-8.70%15
370Hamberg1921-9.52%7
371Leal1820-10.00%21
372Calio1822-18.18%
373Ayr18175.88%32
374Calvin1620-20.00%11
375Overly1518-16.67%6
376Loma1516-6.25%
377Leith1516-6.25%2
378Heil1511
379Hannah15150.00%12
380Gascoyne1516-6.25%2
381Kief14137.69%2
382Bantry14140.00%12
383Larson135
384Hansboro13128.33%10
385Venturia1213-7.69%16
386Pillsbury12120.00%7
387Churchs Ferry12120.00%4
388Raleigh105
389Perth990.00%10
390Dahlen910
391Auburn91
392Loraine89-11.11%5
393Bergen8714.29%2
394Heimdal62
395Blanchard53
396Ruso440.00%2
397Grano47-42.86%2
398Spiritwood
399Orrin
400McLeod
401Barton

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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