Burleigh County, North Dakota

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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 United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded January 4, 1873
Named for Walter A. Burleigh
Seat Bismarck
Largest city Bismarck
Area
 • Total 1,668 sq mi (4,320 km2)
 • Land 1,633 sq mi (4,229 km2)
 • Water 35 sq mi (91 km2), 2.10%
Population (Est.)
 • (2013) 88,457
 • Density 41/sq mi (16/km²)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.burleigh.nd.us

Burleigh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,308.[1] Its county seat is Bismarck,[2] the state capital.

Burleigh County is included in the Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly called "Bismarck–Mandan".

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,668 square miles (4,320.1 km2), of which 1,633 square miles (4,229.5 km2) is land and 35 square miles (90.6 km2) (2.10%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,246
1890 4,247 30.8%
1900 6,081 43.2%
1910 13,087 115.2%
1920 15,578 19.0%
1930 19,769 26.9%
1940 22,736 15.0%
1950 25,673 12.9%
1960 34,016 32.5%
1970 40,714 19.7%
1980 54,811 34.6%
1990 60,131 9.7%
2000 69,416 15.4%
2010 81,308 17.1%
Est. 2013 88,457 8.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2013 Estimate[1]

As of the census of 2010, there were 81,308 people, 33,976 households, and 21,213 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 35,754 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 4.2% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 56.9% were of German and 14.9% Norwegian ancestry.

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 22.6% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% 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[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

  1. 64,751 - Bismarck
  2. 2,779 - Lincoln
  3. 729 - Wilton (Population:711; however, only 161 in Burleigh County, with 550 in McLean County)
  4. 159 - Wing
  5. 45 - Regan

2012 estimate population[5]

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

Townships[edit]

  • 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
  • Morton
  • Naughton
  • Painted Woods
  • Richmond
  • Rock Hill
  • Schrunk
  • Sibley Butte
  • Steiber
  • Sterling
  • Taft
  • Telfer
  • Thelma
  • Trygg
  • Wild Rose
  • Wilson
  • Wing

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in North Dakota". United States Census Bureau. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 

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