Menoken, North Dakota

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Census-designated place
Post office in Menoken
Post office in Menoken
Menoken is located in North Dakota
Location within the state of North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°49′14″N 100°31′52″W / 46.82056°N 100.53111°W / 46.82056; -100.53111Coordinates: 46°49′14″N 100°31′52″W / 46.82056°N 100.53111°W / 46.82056; -100.53111
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Burleigh
 • Total 2.237 sq mi (5.79 km2)
 • Land 2.176 sq mi (5.64 km2)
 • Water 0.061 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 1,722 ft (525 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 70
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58558
FIPS code[3] 38-52180
GNIS feature ID[3] 2628575

Menoken is a census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States. It was designated as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program on June 10, 2010.[4] It was not counted separately during the 2000 Census,[5] but was included in the 2010 Census,[6] where a population of 70 was reported.[2]

It lies southeast of the city of Bismarck, the county seat of Burleigh County.[7] Its elevation is 1,722 feet (525 m). The community has had many different names, including Blaine, Burleigh, Burleigh Station, Clarke's Farm, and Seventeenth Siding. It was first named Blaine for James G. Blaine, U.S. Senator from Maine. "Clarke's Farm" was given for C.J. Clarke of Pittsburgh, a local farmer. "Menoken" is originally an Indian name.[8] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58558.[9]


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Menoken has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[10]