The Full List Of Cities In North Dakota

A comprehensive list of all 13 cities and places in North Dakota by letter and population size. You can also browse special categories of cities only found on HomeSnacks.

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Biggest Cities In North Dakota

Using the latest Census data, we created a list of all the 13 places in North Dakota sorted from biggest to smallest. Feel free to sort by city name, population size, or rank.

CityRankPop. 2014Pop. 2013Pop. 2012Pop. 2011Pop. 20105yr Growth
Fargo1110,725108,371106,005104,193102,5278.0%
Bismarck265,12363,35361,94160,83159,9888.56%
Grand Forks354,09553,31552,77352,40352,2943.44%
Minot444,53342,87041,25140,00239,05414.03%
West Fargo528,37127,01425,79324,76823,86818.87%
Dickinson619,92018,91218,14017,55017,16816.03%
Williston719,84916,91715,55314,44013,85243.29%
Mandan819,38118,80718,36518,05417,8138.8%
Jamestown915,40715,38815,33315,29115,2920.75%
Wahpeton107,8047,7687,7697,7887,853-0.62%
Devils Lake117,2187,1667,1297,0817,0402.53%
Valley City126,6366,6196,5856,5636,5581.19%
Minot AFB135,8135,7745,5885,6315,7011.96%

Worst Places To Live In North Dakota

Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Sperling's Best Places, we identified the worst places to live in North Dakota based on the following criteria:

  • Population Density (Lower is worse)
  • Unemployment Rates (Higher is worse)
  • Adjusted Median Income (Lower is worse)
  • Average Home Price (Lower is worse)
  • Education spending (Lower is worse)
  • Crime (Higher is worse)
CityRank
Shell Valley1
New Rockford2
Rolla3
Harvey4
Devils Lake5
Park River6
Grafton7
Lisbon8
Mayville9
Linton10

Most Redneck Places In North Dakota

In order to rank the most redneck places in North Dakota, we had to determine what criteria makes a place redneck.

To do that, we used criteria from Yelp, the Census, and Google Places data that included:

The dictionary definition categories

  • Small towns
  • Least amount of high school graduates

And the stereotypical categories

  • Number of bars per city
  • Number of mobile home parks per capita
  • Number of tobacco stores per city
  • Number of places to get fishing gear
  • Number of guns and ammo stores per city
  • Walmarts, Bass Pro Shops, and dollar stores nearby

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city's border, as well as within a short driving distance.

CityRank
Watford City1
Devils Lake2
Linton3
Beulah4
Harvey5
Grafton6
Velva6
Hankinson8
Stanley8
Valley City10

Most Dangerous Cities In North Dakota

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the most dangerous, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's last three years of reporting.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year.

CityRank
Watford City1
Williston2
Devils Lake3
Grafton4
Bismarck6
Mandan7
Dickinson8
Tioga9
Grand Forks10
Fargo11
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