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The 2000 Census showed that Sargent County had a population of 4,366 people. This represented 0.68% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Sargent had a population of 3,951 people. This is a decrease of 9.51% 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
20103,829-12.3%-3.09% since 2009
20093,951-9.51%-1.45% since 2008
20084,009-8.18%-1.72% since 2007
20074,079-6.57%-1.31% since 2006
20064,133-5.34%+0.39% since 2005
20054,117-5.7%+1.08% since 2004
20044,073-6.71%-1.48% since 2003
20034,134-5.31%-2.59% since 2002
20024,244-2.79%-1.96% since 2001
20014,329-0.85%-0.85% since 2000
20004,366The Last Census

Sargent County had 2,016 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Sargent County has a total area<3> of 867 square miles [2,245 km²]. Of this total, 858 square miles [2,224 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (8.34 square miles [21.59 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Sargent County had a population density of 5.08 people per square mile [1.96 people/km²], making it the state's 18th 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 Sargent County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Sargent and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Sargent County QuickFact (QF-38081).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
DickeyQF-38021   W5,2175,757-9.38%
RansomQF-38073   N5,5005,890-6.62%
RichlandQF-38077   E16,06717,998-10.73%
Brown (SD)QF-46013   SW35,20435,460-0.72%
Marshall (SD)QF-46091   S4,1604,576-9.09%

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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 Sargent. 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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