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Time Zone: Burke County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bowbells is the Seat for Burke County.

Burke County was founded in 1910.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Burke had a population of 1,839 people. This is a decrease of 17.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 2,242 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Burke represented 0.35% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 48th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,968-12.22%+7.01% since 2009
20091,839-17.98%+2.39% since 2008
20081,796-19.89%-2.34% since 2007
20002,242The Last Census

More information can be found on the Burke County Census Page for Burke County.


Below are some of the communities located in Burke County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Burke County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bowbells   32540619.95% decrease  
Powers Lake   24830919.74% decrease  
Lignite   14317417.82% decrease  
Columbus   11915121.19% decrease  
Portal   11113115.27% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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