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The 2000 Census showed that McKenzie County had a population of 5,737 people. This represented 0.89% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, McKenzie had a population of 5,799 people. This is an increase of 1.08% 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
20106,360+10.86%+9.67% since 2009
20095,799+1.08%+3.37% since 2008
20085,610-2.21%+1.26% since 2007
20075,540-3.43%+0.82% since 2006
20065,495-4.22%-0.52% since 2005
20055,524-3.71%+1.28% since 2004
20045,454-4.93%-0.67% since 2003
20035,491-4.29%-2.12% since 2002
20025,610-2.21%+0.12% since 2001
20015,603-2.34%-2.34% since 2000
20005,737The Last Census

McKenzie County had 2,719 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that McKenzie County has a total area<3> of 2,860 square miles [7,409 km²]. Of this total, 2,742 square miles [7,101 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.16%) being water (118.9 square miles [307.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, McKenzie County had a population density of 2.09 people per square mile [0.81 people/km²], making it the state's 39th 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 McKenzie County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between McKenzie and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the McKenzie County QuickFact (QF-38053).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Richland (MT)QF-30083   W9,3139,667-3.66%
Wibaux (MT)QF-30109   SW8971,068-16.01%
BillingsQF-38007   S827888-6.87%
DunnQF-38025   SE3,3653,600-6.53%
Golden ValleyQF-38033   S1,6211,924-15.75%
MountrailQF-38061   NE6,7916,6312.41%
WilliamsQF-38105   N20,45119,7613.49%

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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 McKenzie. 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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