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The 2000 Census showed that Walsh County had a population of 12,389 people. This represented 1.93% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Walsh had a population of 10,798 people. This is a decrease of 12.84% 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
201011,119-10.25%+2.97% since 2009
200910,798-12.84%-0.93% since 2008
200810,899-12.03%-0.98% since 2007
200711,007-11.16%-1.62% since 2006
200611,188-9.69%-1.6% since 2005
200511,370-8.23%-0.98% since 2004
200411,482-7.32%-1.45% since 2003
200311,651-5.96%-1.08% since 2002
200211,778-4.93%-2.62% since 2001
200112,095-2.37%-2.37% since 2000
200012,389The Last Census

Walsh County had 5,757 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Walsh County has a total area<3> of 1,294 square miles [3,351 km²]. Of this total, 1,281 square miles [3,319 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.96%) being water (12.36 square miles [32.02 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Walsh County had a population density of 9.67 people per square mile [3.73 people/km²], making it the state's 11th 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 Walsh County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Walsh and the state of North Dakota.

Click here for the Walsh County QuickFact (QF-38099).

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

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Marshall (MN)QF-27089   E9,18410,155-9.56%
CavalierQF-38019   NW3,6994,831-23.43%
Grand ForksQF-38035   SE66,41466,1090.46%
NelsonQF-38063   SW3,1293,715-15.77%
PembinaQF-38067   N7,3928,585-13.9%
RamseyQF-38071   W11,24012,066-6.85%

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Census QuickFact for Walsh 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 Walsh. 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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