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Burleigh County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Burleigh County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded 1873
Seat Bismarck
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,668 sq mi (4,320 km²)
1,633 sq mi (4,229 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 2.10%
 - (2000)
 - Density

41/sq mi (16/km²)

Burleigh County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The 2005 population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau places the population at 73,818. As of the official 2000 census, the population was 69,416. Its county seat is Bismarck6. Burleigh County and Morton County make up the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan".


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,320 km² (1,668 sq mi). 4,230 km² (1,633 sq mi) of it is land and 91 km² (35 sq mi) of it (2.10%) is water.


  • Apple Creek
  • Boyd
  • Canfield
  • Christiania
  • Clear Lake
  • Crofte
  • Cromwell
  • Driscoll
  • Ecklund
  • Estherville
  • Florence Lake
  • Francis
  • Ghylin
  • Gibbs
  • Glenview
  • Grass Lake
  • Harriet-Lien
  • Hay Creek
  • Hazel Grove
  • Logan
  • Long Lake
  • McKenzie
  • Menoken
  • Missouri
  • Moffit
  • Morton
  • Naughton
  • Painted Woods
  • Richmond
  • Rock Hill
  • Schrunk
  • Sibley Butte
  • Steiber
  • Sterling
  • Taft
  • Telfer
  • Thelma
  • Trygg
  • Wild Rose
  • Wilson
  • Wing

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Adjacent counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 69,416 people, 27,670 households, and 18,206 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 29,003 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.03% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 3.28% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,670 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,309, and the median income for a family was $52,085. Males had a median income of $34,753 versus $22,473 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,436. About 5.30% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade[]



Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

Unincorporated communities[]

Coordinates: 46°59′N 100°28′W / 46.98, -100.47

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