Burleigh County
Burleigh County Courthouse
Map of North Dakota highlighting Burleigh County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°59′N 100°28′W / 46.98°N 100.47°W / 46.98; -100.47
Country United States
State North Dakota
Founded1873
Named forWalter A. Burleigh
SeatBismarck
Largest cityBismarck
Area
 • Total1,668 sq mi (4,320 km2)
 • Land1,633 sq mi (4,230 km2)
 • Water36 sq mi (90 km2)  2.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total98,458
 • Estimate 
(2021)
98,933
 • Density59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.co.burleigh.nd.us

Burleigh County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 98,458,[1] making it the second-most populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is Bismarck,[2] the state capital. The county was named for Dakota Territory political figure Walter A. Burleigh.

History

The territorial legislature created Burleigh County on January 4, 1873, annexing territory from Buffalo County. Burleigh was not organized at that time, but the organization was effected on July 16, 1873. Its boundaries were altered in 1879, 1881, 1883, and twice in 1885.[3][4]

Burleigh County is included in the Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly called "Bismarck–Mandan".

Geography

The Missouri River flows south-southeasterly along the lower west boundary line of Burleigh County. The central part of the county is drained by south-flowing creeks. The county terrain consists of semi-arid low rolling hills, partially devoted to agriculture.[5] The terrain slopes to the south, and its western portion also slopes to the river valley. The terrain's highest point is on the upper portion of the east boundary line, at 2,060' (628m) ASL.[6] The county has a total area of 1,668 square miles (4,320 km2), of which 1,633 square miles (4,230 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (2.1%) is water.[7]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

Lakes

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803,246
18904,24730.8%
19006,08143.2%
191013,087115.2%
192015,57819.0%
193019,76926.9%
194022,73615.0%
195025,67312.9%
196034,01632.5%
197040,71419.7%
198054,81134.6%
199060,1319.7%
200069,41615.4%
201081,30817.1%
202098,45821.1%
2021 (est.)98,9330.5%
US Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2020[1]

As of the 2010 census, there were 81,308 people, 33,976 households, and 21,213 families in the county.[12] The population density was 49.8 inhabitants per square mile (19.2/km2). There were 35,754 housing units at an average density of 21.9 per square mile (8.5/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 93.0% white, 4.2% American Indian, 0.6% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 61.0% were German, 21.1% were Norwegian, 8.1% were Russian, 6.8% were Irish, and 2.6% were American.[14]

Of the 33,976 households, 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.6% were non-families, and 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90. The median age was 37.3 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,465 and the median income for a family was $71,103. Males had a median income of $44,944 versus $31,943 for females. The per capita income for the county was $28,784. About 6.3% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Population by decade

Communities

Cities

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Politics

Burleigh County voters have voted Republican for several decades. With the exception of 1964, no Democratic Party candidate has received even 40 percent of the county's vote after 1940.

United States presidential election results for Burleigh County, North Dakota[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 34,744 68.46% 14,348 28.27% 1,661 3.27%
2016 32,532 67.80% 10,881 22.68% 4,566 9.52%
2012 27,951 64.42% 14,122 32.55% 1,314 3.03%
2008 25,443 60.58% 15,600 37.14% 956 2.28%
2004 26,577 68.47% 11,621 29.94% 616 1.59%
2000 22,467 65.16% 9,842 28.54% 2,173 6.30%
1996 15,464 51.74% 10,679 35.73% 3,747 12.54%
1992 16,484 50.90% 8,940 27.61% 6,960 21.49%
1988 18,000 61.89% 10,760 37.00% 324 1.11%
1984 19,913 68.25% 8,781 30.10% 482 1.65%
1980 18,437 67.94% 6,129 22.59% 2,571 9.47%
1976 13,680 58.09% 9,188 39.02% 681 2.89%
1972 13,909 67.38% 5,841 28.29% 894 4.33%
1968 10,661 64.03% 5,139 30.87% 849 5.10%
1964 7,239 46.95% 8,120 52.66% 60 0.39%
1960 9,492 62.13% 5,761 37.71% 25 0.16%
1956 9,199 73.79% 3,231 25.92% 37 0.30%
1952 9,526 79.55% 2,400 20.04% 49 0.41%
1948 5,049 59.45% 3,117 36.70% 327 3.85%
1944 4,616 59.95% 3,061 39.75% 23 0.30%
1940 5,858 57.06% 4,350 42.37% 58 0.56%
1936 2,447 25.17% 6,314 64.94% 962 9.89%
1932 2,687 31.84% 5,621 66.61% 131 1.55%
1928 3,955 55.59% 3,076 43.23% 84 1.18%
1924 3,152 53.17% 379 6.39% 2,397 40.44%
1920 4,300 77.28% 943 16.95% 321 5.77%
1916 1,182 45.46% 1,267 48.73% 151 5.81%
1912 720 36.20% 609 30.62% 660 33.18%
1908 1,375 65.82% 660 31.59% 54 2.58%
1904 1,340 83.23% 237 14.72% 33 2.05%
1900 679 66.44% 339 33.17% 4 0.39%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Burleigh County, North Dakota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "County History". North Dakota.gov. The State of North Dakota. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Burleigh County ND Google Maps (accessed February 16, 2019)
  6. ^ ""Find an Altitude/Burleigh County" Google Maps (accessed February 16, 2019)". Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  12. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

Coordinates: 46°59′N 100°28′W / 46.98°N 100.47°W / 46.98; -100.47