100 Biggest Cities In North Dakota For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in North Dakota. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 58 cities and places in North Dakota.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Peace Garden State has to offer. You know the places like Fargo and Bismarck which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in North Dakota that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in North Dakota with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in North Dakota, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in North Dakota, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In North Dakota

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Peace Garden State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in North Dakota from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Fargo.

The smallest? Beach, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Fargo, ND
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 120,209
Population 2010: 102,527
Growth: 17.2%
More on Fargo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population. Fargo is also the county seat of Cass County. According to the 2016 United States Census estimates, its population was 120,762, making it the 229th-most populous city in the United States. Fargo, along with its twin city of Moorhead, Minnesota, as well as the adjacent cities of West Fargo, North Dakota and Dilworth, Minnesota, form the core of the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2016 contained a population of 238,124. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Fargo as the fourth fastest-growing small city in the United States.

Bismarck, ND
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 71,731
Population 2010: 59,988
Growth: 19.6%
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Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. It is the second-most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo. The city's population was estimated in 2016 at 72,417, while its metropolitan population was 131,635. In 2015, Forbes magazine ranked Bismarck as the seventh fastest-growing small city in the United States.

Review Of Bismarck by HomeSnacks User

Currently live in Bismarck. I could only live here or Fargo/West Fargo in this state. I love ND though, and it truly is the best state in the country


Grand Forks, ND
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8
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 56,556
Population 2010: 52,294
Growth: 8.2%
More on Grand Forks: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 52,838, while the total of the city and surrounding metropolitan area was 98,461. Grand Forks, along with its twin city of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, forms the center of the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is often called Greater Grand Forks or The Grand Cities.

Minot, ND
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8.5
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 48,304
Population 2010: 39,054
Growth: 23.7%
More on Minot: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Minot MY-not) is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. It is most widely known for the Air Force base located approximately 15 miles north of the city. With a population of 40,888 at the 2010 census, Minot is the fourth largest city in the state and a trading center for a large portion of northern North Dakota, southwestern Manitoba, and southeastern Saskatchewan. Founded in 1886 during the construction of the Great Northern Railway, Minot is also known as "Magic City", commemorating its remarkable growth in size over a short time.

West Fargo, ND
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 34,419
Population 2010: 23,868
Growth: 44.2%
More on West Fargo: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

West Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. It is, as of the 2016 Census Estimates, the fifth largest city in the state of North Dakota with a population estimated at 34,858, and it is one of the state's fastest growing cities. West Fargo was founded in 1926. The city is part of the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Williston, ND
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 26,102
Population 2010: 13,852
Growth: 88.4%
More on Williston: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. The 2010 census gave its population as 14,716, and the Census Bureau gave the 2015 estimated population as 26,977, making Williston the sixth largest city in North Dakota. The North Dakota oil boom is largely responsible for the sharp increase in population.

Dickinson, ND
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8.5
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 22,707
Population 2010: 17,168
Growth: 32.3%
More on Dickinson: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Stark County. The population was 17,787 at the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated 2015 population is 23,765.

Mandan, ND
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8.5
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 21,943
Population 2010: 17,813
Growth: 23.2%
More on Mandan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jamestown, ND
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6
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 15,368
Population 2010: 15,292
Growth: 0.5%
More on Jamestown: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Stutsman County. The population was 15,427 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth largest city in North Dakota. Jamestown was founded in 1872.

Review Of Jamestown by HomeSnacks User

Its a small town mostly white middle to upper class then theirs the criminal layer town trys to keep a perfect image so any criminal offense is cracked down on hard little to no organized crime and those that are they are just avoiding warrants in other states their is a large amount of mostly m**h addicts m**h and marijuana being easy to obtain heroine and other deadlier drugs are almost impossible to obtain with c*****e and acid being somewhere in the middle their has been efforts with the cartel to try and place a larger foothold in the town but most memebers either get caught or leave within a few months with them gradually putting more effort in each operation overdoses are common but almost never reported in the newspapers with an attempt to keep the town looking like a paradise

Safe and peaceful place for most of the people as long as they avoid the m**h addicts and other unsavory things the time I spent there was traumatizing


Wahpeton, ND
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8
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 7,792
Population 2010: 7,853
Growth: -0.8%
More on Wahpeton: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, in southeastern North Dakota, United States. It is located along the Bois de Sioux River at its confluence with the Otter Tail River, forming the Red River of the North. Wahpeton is the county seat of Richland County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's 2015 population was 7,899.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in North Dakota

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in North Dakota.

Have fun snacking around in the Peace Garden State!

For more reading on North Dakota, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In North Dakota

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Fargo 120,209 102,527 17.2%
2 Bismarck 71,731 59,988 19.6%
3 Grand Forks 56,556 52,294 8.2%
4 Minot 48,304 39,054 23.7%
5 West Fargo 34,419 23,868 44.2%
6 Williston 26,102 13,852 88.4%
7 Dickinson 22,707 17,168 32.3%
8 Mandan 21,943 17,813 23.2%
9 Jamestown 15,368 15,292 0.5%
10 Wahpeton 7,792 7,853 -0.8%
11 Devils Lake 7,317 7,040 3.9%
12 Valley City 6,487 6,558 -1.1%
13 Watford City 6,197 1,746 254.9%
14 Minot Afb 5,384 5,701 -5.6%
15 Grafton 4,192 4,312 -2.8%
16 Lincoln 3,594 2,134 68.4%
17 Beulah 3,296 3,092 6.6%
18 Grand Forks Afb 2,685 2,874 -6.6%
19 Rugby 2,677 2,779 -3.7%
20 Horace 2,660 2,250 18.2%
21 Hazen 2,610 2,444 6.8%
22 Stanley 2,594 1,758 47.6%
23 Casselton 2,508 2,205 13.7%
24 New Town 2,495 1,635 52.6%
25 Bottineau 2,199 2,445 -10.1%
26 Lisbon 2,052 2,205 -6.9%
27 Oakes 2,042 2,018 1.2%
28 Belcourt 2,038 1,558 30.8%
29 Carrington 2,020 2,125 -4.9%
30 Langdon 1,867 1,786 4.5%
31 Mayville 1,813 1,780 1.9%
32 Harvey 1,758 1,753 0.3%
33 Hillsboro 1,610 1,635 -1.5%
34 Bowman 1,552 1,719 -9.7%
35 Garrison 1,537 1,286 19.5%
36 Washburn 1,509 1,318 14.5%
37 Park River 1,489 1,434 3.8%
38 Burlington 1,477 1,044 41.5%
39 Larimore 1,461 1,555 -6.0%
40 New Rockford 1,436 1,210 18.7%
41 Rolla 1,321 1,206 9.5%
42 Fort Totten 1,311 1,200 9.3%
43 Shell Valley 1,300 1,244 4.5%
44 Velva 1,292 1,038 24.5%
45 Ellendale 1,201 1,270 -5.4%
46 Cavalier 1,191 1,609 -26.0%
47 Hettinger 1,152 1,181 -2.5%
48 Thompson 1,139 848 34.3%
49 Tioga 1,121 1,222 -8.3%
50 Parshall 1,116 1,208 -7.6%
51 Cando 1,110 1,216 -8.7%
52 Cooperstown 1,104 1,030 7.2%
53 Gwinner 1,081 665 62.6%
54 Crosby 1,056 1,003 5.3%
55 Surrey 1,043 1,034 0.9%
56 Walhalla 1,035 1,088 -4.9%
57 Linton 1,019 1,018 0.1%
58 Beach 1,015 915 10.9%

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