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The 2000 Census showed that Richland County had a population of 17,998 people. This represented 2.8% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Richland had a population of 16,067 people. This is a decrease of 10.73% 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
201016,321-9.32%+1.58% since 2009
200916,067-10.73%-1.77% since 2008
200816,356-9.12%-0.88% since 2007
200716,501-8.32%-1.39% since 2006
200616,733-7.03%-2.48% since 2005
200517,159-4.66%-1.05% since 2004
200417,341-3.65%-1.1% since 2003
200317,534-2.58%+0.89% since 2002
200217,379-3.44%-1.25% since 2001
200117,599-2.22%-2.22% since 2000
200017,998The Last Census

Richland County had 7,575 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Richland County has a total area<3> of 1,445 square miles [3,744 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (9.02 square miles [23.37 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Richland County had a population density of 12.53 people per square mile [4.84 people/km²], making it the state's 8th 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 Richland County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Richland and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Richland County QuickFact (QF-38077).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Traverse (MN)QF-27155   SE3,5734,134-13.57%
Wilkin (MN)QF-27167   E6,2647,138-12.24%
CassQF-38017   N143,339123,13816.41%
RansomQF-38073   NW5,5005,890-6.62%
SargentQF-38081   W3,9514,366-9.51%
Roberts (SD)QF-46109   S9,93310,016-0.83%

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Census QuickFact for Richland County

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 Richland. 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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