Burleigh County, North Dakota

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Burleigh County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Burleigh County
Location in the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 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 36 sq mi (93 km2), 2.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 92,991
 • Density 50/sq mi (19/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 U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 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 created on January 4, 1873 and later organized on July 16.[3][4]

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 km2), of which 1,633 square miles (4,230 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (2.1%) is water.[5]

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. 2015 92,991 [6] 14.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2015[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 81,308 people, 33,976 households, and 21,213 families residing in the county.[11] 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).[12] 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.[11] 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.[13]

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.[11]

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.[14]

Population by decade[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[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

Census-designated places[edit]

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. ^ "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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 

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