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

The community of Bismarck is the Seat for Burleigh County. Bismarck is also the capital of North Dakota.

Burleigh County was founded in 1873.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Burleigh had a population of 79,822 people. This is an increase of 14.99% since the last Census (which gave a population of 69,416 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Burleigh represented 10.81% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 2nd 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
201081,308+17.13%+1.86% since 2009
200979,822+14.99%+1.76% since 2008
200878,445+13.01%+1.64% since 2007
200069,416The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bismarck   61,21755,53210.24% increase  
Lincoln-Fort Rice   3,6193,03919.09% increase  
Lincoln   2,8761,73066.2% increase  
Burnt Creek-Riverview   1,6361,30625.27% increase  
Wing   1181244.84% decrease  

Websites for Burleigh County

Official Website:   www.co.burleigh.nd.us/

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

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