10 Largest Cities in North Dakota

The largest city in North Dakota is Fargo with a population of 129,530. Orrin is the fastest growing city in North Dakota over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Fargo129,530106,00822.19%1,005
2Bismarck74,16261,56420.46%835
3Grand Forks57,06053,0387.58%801
4Minot45,73241,44010.36%648
5West Fargo38,71825,96249.13%932
6Williston25,81016,08360.48%430
7Mandan22,97318,94721.25%657
8Dickinson21,83517,99821.32%596
9Jamestown15,31015,452-0.92%445
10Wahpeton7,7897,7600.37%577
11Watford City7,3481,821303.51%319
12Devils Lake7,2807,1541.76%406
13Valley City6,1646,616-6.83%577
14Minot AFB5,3845,521-2.48%286
15Grafton4,1574,282-2.92%486
16Lincoln3,9352,47558.99%1,044
17Beulah3,0573,124-2.14%497
18Horace2,9992,43823.01%100
19Grand Forks AFB2,6852,36713.43%138
20Stanley2,6171,46378.88%552
21New Town2,5501,94231.31%827
22Rugby2,5492,871-11.22%439
23Casselton2,5002,3367.02%494
24Hazen2,2692,434-6.78%660
25Bottineau2,1792,218-1.76%639
26Belcourt2,0382,078-1.92%136
27Lisbon1,9902,147-7.31%335
28Carrington1,9272,064-6.64%321
29Mayville1,7611,849-4.76%361
30Langdon1,7421,870-6.84%435
31Harvey1,6611,795-7.47%357
32Hillsboro1,6471,6082.43%572
33Oakes1,6381,847-11.32%404
34Bowman1,5321,646-6.93%371
35Tioga1,5021,24420.74%174
36Garrison1,4691,4600.62%413
37New Rockford1,4061,3841.59%316
38Surrey1,37296342.47%250
39Park River1,3471,404-4.06%201
40Fort Totten1,3111,2435.47%59
41Shell Valley1,3001,1978.60%33
42Mapleton1,30076769.49%128
43Parshall1,28990442.59%890
44Larimore1,2721,348-5.64%817
45Rolla1,2581,278-1.56%344
46Washburn1,2431,251-0.64%285
47Cavalier1,2361,352-8.58%558
48Burlington1,2331,07015.23%250
49Crosby1,2071,07612.17%330
50Hettinger1,1871,232-3.65%553
51Velva1,1741,0887.90%470
52Ellendale1,1401,387-17.81%311
53Killdeer1,09375045.73%463
54Cando1,0701,099-2.64%643
55Thompson1,0379865.17%910
56New Salem9849582.71%274
57Kenmare9831,096-10.31%283
58Linton9811,094-10.33%487
59Beach9591,023-6.26%157
60Belfield95780319.18%348
61Cannon Ball9458758.00%4
62Wishek943993-5.04%254
63Gwinner93875124.90%176
64Walhalla913989-7.68%340
65Cooperstown909983-7.53%359
66Northwood902938-3.84%288
67LaMoure8908840.68%256
68Hankinson870918-5.23%181
69Harwood85371818.80%276
70Ray80559435.52%236
71Kindred80370613.74%214
72Enderlin799884-9.62%189
73Napoleon761797-4.52%213
74Dunseith753776-2.96%290
75Drayton752823-8.63%441
76Hatton749759-1.32%519
77Underwood741778-4.76%326
78Wilton7157130.28%496
79Steele710716-0.84%494
80Mohall703787-10.67%255
81Reile's Acres69551933.91%535
82Glen Ullin689808-14.73%261
83Ashley687746-7.91%413
84Hebron657748-12.17%169
85Mott656709-7.48%276
86Elgin6426420.00%229
87Lakota639671-4.77%247
88Milnor619651-4.92%243
89Center6125726.99%494
90Mandaree6065961.68%21
91Lidgerwood606651-6.91%359
92Minto598605-1.16%161
93Portland594604-1.66%275
94Rolette589599-1.67%226
95Turtle Lake563579-2.76%425
96New England558601-7.15%437
97Richardton5475273.80%154
98Edgeley545570-4.39%282
99Pembina539594-9.26%258
100Green Acres529575-8.00%136
101East Dunseith5285005.60%40
102Towner519533-2.63%242
103Forman492494-0.40%244
104Berthold4854634.75%158
105Leeds4824565.70%304
106Argusville4814741.48%46
107Emerado4514334.16%562
108Fessenden440477-7.76%385
109Four Bears Village426517-17.60%161
110Glenburn419434-3.46%538
111Finley419449-6.68%46
112Wyndmere403428-5.84%181
113Maddock4003834.44%175
114Westhope395424-6.84%472
115South Heart39330230.13%159
116Manvel3803605.56%513
117McClusky375378-0.79%390
118Strasburg366400-8.50%482
119Gladstone34723647.03%369
120Fairmount345366-5.74%402
121Neche344370-7.03%383
122Max3393370.59%168
123St. John3363321.20%294
124Stanton333365-8.77%362
125Kulm332344-3.49%335
126McVille328349-6.02%88
127Alexander32522445.09%101
128Sawyer319359-11.14%251
129Buxton317322-1.55%367
130Oxbow308313-1.60%78
131Reynolds3073050.66%152
132St. Thomas306330-7.27%116
133Bowbells303337-10.09%140
134Grenora29624520.82%188
135Medina293309-5.18%93
136Gackle293313-6.39%210
137Arthur293336-12.80%74
138Carson280293-4.44%27
139Michigan City275296-7.09%211
140Davenport2752529.13%398
141Tower City2642543.94%50
142Porcupine26314680.14%503
143Granville2612437.41%318
144Powers Lake259284-8.80%75
145Drake259275-5.82%51
146Harmon25714577.24%63
147Abercrombie257262-1.91%306
148Hunter254256-0.78%66
149Scranton252272-7.35%142
150Hope251260-3.46%158
151Walcott2452382.94%93
152White Shield243336-27.68%25
153Lansford240246-2.44%264
154Logan23919423.20%63
155Minnewaukan2362273.96%189
156Anamoose2362293.06%146
157Page232240-3.33%89
158Leonard2322253.11%119
159Hoople230244-5.74%167
160Gilby230237-2.95%502
161Sherwood225244-7.79%275
162Zap223234-4.70%85
163Riverdale2232068.25%62
164Hazelton212234-9.40%214
165Frontier210223-5.83%431
166New Leipzig209221-5.43%91
167Tappen2041983.03%75
168Lignite20415333.33%506
169Flasher203232-12.50%123
170Aneta203222-8.56%79
171Plaza20017315.61%71
172Sheyenne198204-2.94%510
173Englevale19851
174Munich196209-6.22%53
175Fordville195211-7.58%74
176Buffalo1911881.60%153
177Mooreton187197-5.08%270
178Halliday186188-1.06%158
179Des Lacs186207-10.14%134
180Edinburg180196-8.16%219
181Wimbledon178216-17.59%111
182Fort Yates177179-1.12%1,133
183Edmore177185-4.32%232
184Grandin1761731.73%375
185Petersburg170193-11.92%64
186Binford169182-7.14%185
187Streeter168170-1.18%182
188Dunn Center16814615.07%166
189Selfridge1671604.37%219
190Christine16515010.00%312
191Colfax16312134.71%62
192Arnegard16311640.52%245
193Sanborn162192-15.63%104
194Rhame161168-4.17%42
195Golden Valley160182-12.09%83
196Taylor1581486.76%122
197Tolna154166-7.23%79
198Kensal154163-5.52%98
199Reeder153160-4.37%86
200Willow City152159-4.40%125
201Wing148152-2.63%90
202Rutland148162-8.64%148
203Crary1481480.00%60
204Ruthville147191-23.04%372
205Litchville147172-14.53%25
206Regent144159-9.43%99
207Makoti143157-8.92%102
208Upham1391306.92%173
209Carpio138158-12.66%84
210Marmarth136137-0.73%20
211Wildrose13511220.54%179
212Pick City1341266.35%304
213Marion130134-2.99%60
214Bowdon126127-0.79%194
215Bisbee1251250.00%161
216Portal124126-1.59%71
217Crystal124138-10.14%70
218Columbus124133-6.77%176
219Medora1221128.93%129
220Osnabrock121133-9.02%156
221Epping1209723.71%124
222Buchanan1209033.33%608
223Adams120127-5.51%48
224Hannaford119130-8.46%210
225Forest River119125-4.80%92
226Deering11810314.56%613
227Almont1181180.00%18
228Starkweather115117-1.71%343
229Sheldon1151150.00%109
230Ross1129814.29%150
231Newburg110111-0.90%302
232Oriska108118-8.47%156
233Noonan107122-12.30%141
234Sykeston106116-8.62%104
235Galesburg106108-1.85%248
236Brooktree Park106233
237Pisek104109-4.59%351
238Oberon104105-0.95%115
239Rocklake1021010.99%188
240Esmond1021002.00%87
241Dodge1008714.94%83
242Spiritwood Lake99918.79%33
243Amenia9697-1.03%25
244Goodrich9597-2.06%126
245Cogswell9499-5.05%110
246White Earth938114.81%24
247Sharon9297-5.15%24
248Mercer9294-2.13%160
249Verona91892.25%61
250Lankin9198-7.14%123
251Dazey91102-10.78%93
252Montpelier89872.30%225
253Solen86833.61%99
254Karlsruhe86824.88%44
255Coleharbor86798.86%182
256Manning8557
257Palermo847413.51%14
258Glenfield8491-7.69%237
259Fingal8397-14.43%77
260Tuttle80800.00%124
261Dwight7982-3.66%150
262Briarwood79738.22%214
263Hurdsfield7883-6.02%104
264Driscoll7852
265Butte786814.71%123
266Gardner77744.05%60
267Cleveland7781-4.94%140
268Zeeland7585-11.76%97
269Ryder7585-11.76%55
270Mountain7592-18.48%236
271Ardoch75732.74%77
272Maxbass7482-9.76%175
273Fort Ransom7379-7.59%92
274Benedict736610.61%113
275Martin7274-2.70%312
276Jud72720.00%114
277Pettibone71701.43%151
278Alamo715822.41%50
279Warwick70657.69%42
280Menoken7012
281Lehr7080-12.50%141
282Mantador69647.81%194
283Havana6771-5.63%69
284Pekin6470-8.57%98
285Pingree63605.00%126
286Hague6371-11.27%93
287Dawson62611.64%70
288Golva61610.00%74
289Hamilton6061-1.64%81
290Flaxton5966-10.61%80
291Ypsilanti58104-44.23%41
292Grace City5863-7.94%92
293Douglas5864-9.38%79
294Bathgate5860-3.33%81
295Sentinel Butte56560.00%21
296North River5556-1.79%349
297Balta5565-15.38%94
298Prairie Rose5455-1.82%511
299Nome5362-14.52%49
300Milton5360-11.67%43
301Great Bend5357-7.02%36
302Brocket5357-7.02%27
303Niagara5253-1.89%21
304McHenry5256-7.14%82
305East Fairview5253
306Donnybrook5258-10.34%29
307Inkster51502.00%20
308Souris5053-5.66%197
309Courtenay504511.11%46
310Barney5054-7.41%105
311Nekoma4950-2.00%51
312Erie499
313Woodworth4850-4.00%87
314Kathryn4856-14.29%32
315Tolley4753-11.32%125
316Robinson47462.17%105
317Nash4718
318Fullerton4754-12.96%47
319Hampden4648-4.17%103
320Forbes4649-6.12%73
321Dahlen46127
322Regan44432.33%17
323Fredonia4446-4.35%71
324Voltaire43422.38%34
325Clifford4344-2.27%118
326Alice41402.50%16
327Cathay4043-6.98%84
328Jessie3932
329Dickey3942-7.14%63
330Wheatland374
331Rogers3746-19.57%15
332Wolford36360.00%77
333Fairdale3638-5.26%44
334Berlin36345.88%144
335Landa3538-7.89%177
336Brinsmade35350.00%49
337Springbrook342725.93%36
338Monango3338-13.16%34
339Canton City Hensel3338-13.16%51
340Caledonia3325
341Luverne31310.00%47
342Alsen3135-11.43%
343Wales2931-6.45%46
344Lawton2930-3.33%12
345Kramer2829-3.45%71
346Gardena2829-3.45%31
347Sarles2728-3.57%40
348Embden2715
349De Lamere2740
350Balfour27263.85%18
351Egeland2627-3.70%31
352Antler2627-3.70%54
353Sibley2530-16.67%215
354Selz2571
355Knox25250.00%20
356Denhoff2515
357Bucyrus2527-7.41%28
358Haynes24234.35%69
359Cayuga2427-11.11%9
360Ambrose2425-4.00%9
361York23230.00%43
362Elliott2325-8.00%58
363Conway23230.00%43
364Foxholm229
365Amidon222010.00%14
366Hamberg2021-4.76%19
367Fortuna2022-9.09%8
368Braddock2021-4.76%31
369Ludden1923-17.39%9
370Calvin1920-5.00%33
371Calio1922-13.64%1
372Auburn197
373Leal1820-10.00%54
374Overly1718-5.56%18
375Mylo1720-15.00%8
376Ayr17170.00%78
377Heil1631
378Bantry161414.29%35
379Loma1516-6.25%
380Kief14137.69%4
381Hannah1415-6.67%29
382Leith1316-18.75%4
383Gascoyne1316-18.75%5
384Venturia1213-7.69%42
385Raleigh1216
386Larson1211
387Hansboro12120.00%24
388Pillsbury1112-8.33%17
389Churchs Ferry1112-8.33%10
390Perth990.00%27
391Grano9728.57%12
392Loraine89-11.11%13
393Bergen8714.29%4
394Spiritwood73
395Heimdal76
396Sutton611
397Blanchard69
398McLeod52
399Ruso440.00%6
400Orrin
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

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