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The 2000 Census showed that Burleigh County had a population of 69,416 people. This represented 10.81% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Burleigh had a population of 79,822 people. This is an increase of 14.99% since the 2000 Census.

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
201081,308+17.13%+1.86% since 2009
200979,822+14.99%+1.76% since 2008
200878,445+13.01%+1.64% since 2007
200777,178+11.18%+1.99% since 2006
200675,673+9.01%+2.09% since 2005
200574,126+6.79%+2.07% since 2004
200472,622+4.62%+1.07% since 2003
200371,851+3.51%+1.17% since 2002
200271,021+2.31%+1.32% since 2001
200170,096+0.98%+0.98% since 2000
200069,416The Last Census

Burleigh County had 29,003 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Burleigh County has a total area<3> of 1,668 square miles [4,320 km²]. Of this total, 1,633 square miles [4,229 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.1%) being water (34.95 square miles [90.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Burleigh County had a population density of 42.51 people per square mile [16.41 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 53 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Burleigh County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Burleigh and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Burleigh County QuickFact (QF-38015).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Burleigh County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Burleigh County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
EmmonsQF-38029   SE3,3984,331-21.54%
KidderQF-38043   E2,2012,753-20.05%
McLeanQF-38055   NW8,3109,311-10.75%
MortonQF-38059   W26,46425,3034.59%
OliverQF-38065   NW1,6432,065-20.44%
SheridanQF-38083   N1,2281,710-28.19%

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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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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Burleigh. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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