Burleigh County, North Dakota

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Burleigh County, North Dakota
Burleigh County Courthouse.jpg
Map of North Dakota highlighting Burleigh County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Founded1873
Named forWalter A. Burleigh
SeatBismarck
Largest cityBismarck
Area
 • Total1,668 sq mi (4,320 km2)
 • Land1,633 sq mi (4,229 km2)
 • Water36 sq mi (93 km2), 2.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)95,273
 • Density58.2/sq mi (22.5/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.burleigh.nd.us

Burleigh County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 81,308,[1] making it the second-most populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is Bismarck,[2] the state capital. The county was named for a Dakota Territory political figure.

History[edit]

The territorial legislature created Burleigh County on January 4, 1873, annexing territory from Buffalo County. Burleigh was not organized at that time, but the organization was effected on July 16, 1873. Its boundaries were altered in 1879, 1881, 1883, and twice in 1885.[3][4]

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

Geography[edit]

The Missouri River flows south-southeasterly along the lower west boundary line of Burleigh County. The central part of the county is drained by south-flowing creeks. The county terrain consists of semi-arid low rolling hills, partially devoted to agriculture.[5] The terrain slopes to the south, and its western portion also slopes to the river valley. The terrain's highest point is on the upper portion of the east boundary line, at 2,060' (628m) ASL.[6] The county has a total area of 1,668 square miles (4,320 km2), of which 1,633 square miles (4,230 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (2.1%) is water.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

Lakes[5][edit]

  • Bunce Lake
  • Bunker Lake
  • Clear Lake
  • Florence Lake
  • Grass Lake
  • Harriet Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Lonetree Lake
  • Long Lake
  • Mitchell Lake
  • New Johns Lake (part)
  • O'Brien Lake
  • Pelican Lake
  • Rice Lake

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803,246
18904,24730.8%
19006,08143.2%
191013,087115.2%
192015,57819.0%
193019,76926.9%
194022,73615.0%
195025,67312.9%
196034,01632.5%
197040,71419.7%
198054,81134.6%
199060,1319.7%
200069,41615.4%
201081,30817.1%
Est. 201895,273[8]17.2%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2018[1]

As of the 2010 census, there were 81,308 people, 33,976 households, and 21,213 families in the county.[13] The population density was 49.8 inhabitants per square mile (19.2/km2). There were 35,754 housing units at an average density of 21.9 per square mile (8.5/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 93.0% white, 4.2% American Indian, 0.6% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 61.0% were German, 21.1% were Norwegian, 8.1% were Russian, 6.8% were Irish, and 2.6% were American.[15]

Of the 33,976 households, 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families, and 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90. The median age was 37.3 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,465 and the median income for a family was $71,103. Males had a median income of $44,944 versus $31,943 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,784. About 6.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Population by decade[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Apple Creek
  • Boyd
  • Burn Creek
  • 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

Politics[edit]

Burleigh County voters have voted Republican for several decades. In no national election since 1964 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential elections results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 67.8% 32,532 22.7% 10,881 9.5% 4,566
2012 64.4% 27,951 32.6% 14,122 3.0% 1,314
2008 60.6% 25,443 37.1% 15,600 2.3% 956
2004 68.5% 26,577 29.9% 11,621 1.6% 616
2000 65.2% 22,467 28.5% 9,842 6.3% 2,173
1996 51.7% 15,464 35.7% 10,679 12.5% 3,747
1992 50.9% 16,484 27.6% 8,940 21.5% 6,960
1988 61.9% 18,000 37.0% 10,760 1.1% 324
1984 68.3% 19,913 30.1% 8,781 1.7% 482
1980 67.9% 18,437 22.6% 6,129 9.5% 2,571
1976 58.1% 13,680 39.0% 9,188 2.9% 681
1972 67.4% 13,909 28.3% 5,841 4.3% 894
1968 64.0% 10,661 30.9% 5,139 5.1% 849
1964 47.0% 7,239 52.7% 8,120 0.4% 60
1960 62.1% 9,492 37.7% 5,761 0.2% 25
1956 73.8% 9,199 25.9% 3,231 0.3% 37
1952 79.6% 9,526 20.0% 2,400 0.4% 49
1948 59.5% 5,049 36.7% 3,117 3.9% 327
1944 60.0% 4,616 39.8% 3,061 0.3% 23
1940 57.1% 5,858 42.4% 4,350 0.6% 58
1936 25.2% 2,447 64.9% 6,314 9.9% 962
1932 31.8% 2,687 66.6% 5,621 1.6% 131
1928 55.6% 3,955 43.2% 3,076 1.2% 84
1924 53.2% 3,152 6.4% 379 40.4% 2,397
1920 77.3% 4,300 17.0% 943 5.8% 321
1916 45.5% 1,182 48.7% 1,267 5.8% 151
1912 36.2% 720 30.6% 609 33.2% 660
1908 65.8% 1,375 31.6% 660 2.6% 54
1904 83.2% 1,340 14.7% 237 2.1% 33
1900 66.4% 679 33.2% 339 0.4% 4

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. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Burleigh County ND Google Maps (accessed 16 February 2019)
  6. ^ "Find an Altitude/Burleigh County" Google Maps (accessed 16 February 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  13. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

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