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Richland County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Richland 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 information needed
Seat Wahpeton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,446 sq mi (3,745 km²)
1,437 sq mi (3,722 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 0.62%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)

The Richland County Courthouse in Wahpeton in 2007

Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 17,998. Its county seat is Wahpeton6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,744 km² (1,446 sq mi). 3,721 km² (1,437 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (0.62%) is water.


  • Abercrombie
  • Antelope
  • Barney
  • Barrie
  • Belford
  • Brandenburg
  • Brightwood
  • Center
  • Colfax
  • Danton
  • Devillo
  • Dexter
  • Duerr
  • Dwight
  • Eagle
  • Elma
  • Fairmount
  • Freeman
  • Garborg
  • Grant
  • Greendale
  • Helendale
  • Homestead
  • Ibsen
  • LaMars
  • Liberty Grove
  • Mooreton
  • Moran
  • Nansen
  • Sheyenne
  • Summit
  • Viking
  • Walcott
  • Waldo
  • West End
  • Wyndmere

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Adjacent counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,998 people, 6,885 households, and 4,427 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (12/sq mi). There were 7,575 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.83% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 1.66% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,885 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,098, and the median income for a family was $45,484. Males had a median income of $30,829 versus $20,310 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,339. About 6.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.



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

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Coordinates: 46°16′N 96°57′W / 46.27, -96.95

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