List of counties in North Dakota


This is a list of counties in North Dakota There are 53 counties in the US state of North Dakota

The Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify states and counties, is provided with each entry1 North Dakota's code is 38, which when combined with any county code would be written as 38XXX The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county2

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FIPS County Code
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County seat
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Established
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Etymology
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Population
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Adams County 001 Hettinger 1885 John Quincy Adams, a railroad agent and cousin of the former president who was instrumental in having the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railway built through North Dakota 7003234300000000000♠2,343 7002988000000000000♠988 sq mi
7003255900000000000♠2,559 km2


Barnes County 003 Valley City 1875 Dakota Territory judge Alanson H Barnes 7004110660000000000♠11,066 7003149200000000000♠1,492 sq mi
7003386400000000000♠3,864 km2


Benson County 005 Minnewaukan 1883 Dakota territorial legislator Bertil W Benson 7003666000000000000♠6,660 7003138900000000000♠1,389 sq mi
7003359700000000000♠3,597 km2


Billings County 007 Medora 1879 Frederick H Billings 1823–1890, who was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad 7002783000000000000♠783 7003115200000000000♠1,152 sq mi
7003298400000000000♠2,984 km2


Bottineau County 009 Bottineau 1873 Named for frontiersman Pierre Bottineau 7003642900000000000♠6,429 7003166900000000000♠1,669 sq mi
7003432300000000000♠4,323 km2


Bowman County 011 Bowman 1883 Dakota territorial legislator Edward M Bowman 7003315100000000000♠3,151 7003116200000000000♠1,162 sq mi
7003301000000000000♠3,010 km2


Burke County 013 Bowbells 1910 John Burke, tenth Governor of North Dakota 7003196800000000000♠1,968 7003110400000000000♠1,104 sq mi
7003285900000000000♠2,859 km2


Burleigh County 015 Bismarck 1873 Walter A Burleigh 1820–1896, territorial delegate to Congress 7004813080000000000♠81,308 7003163300000000000♠1,633 sq mi
7003422900000000000♠4,229 km2


Cass County 017 Fargo 1873 George Washington Cass 1810–1888, who was the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad 7005149778000000000♠149,778 7003176600000000000♠1,766 sq mi
7003457400000000000♠4,574 km2


Cavalier County 019 Langdon 1873 Charles Cavalier, French fur trapper and one of the area's original settlers 7003399300000000000♠3,993 7003148900000000000♠1,489 sq mi
7003385600000000000♠3,856 km2


Dickey County 021 Ellendale 1881 Dakota territorial legislator George H Dickey 7003528900000000000♠5,289 7003113100000000000♠1,131 sq mi
7003292900000000000♠2,929 km2


Divide County 023 Crosby 1910 Named because it was created upon the division of Williams County 7003207100000000000♠2,071 7003125900000000000♠1,259 sq mi
7003326100000000000♠3,261 km2


Dunn County 025 Manning 1883 John P Dunn, an early civic leader of Bismarck, who opened the first drugstore in North Dakota 7003353600000000000♠3,536 7003201000000000000♠2,010 sq mi
7003520600000000000♠5,206 km2


Eddy County 027 New Rockford 1885 Ezra B Eddy, a Fargo banker and one of the territory's wealthiest citizens 7003238500000000000♠2,385 7002632000000000000♠632 sq mi
7003163700000000000♠1,637 km2


Emmons County 029 Linton 1879 James Emmons, an early entrepreneur and businessman who operated the first steamboat across the Missouri River in Bismarck 7003355000000000000♠3,550 7003151000000000000♠1,510 sq mi
7003391100000000000♠3,911 km2


Foster County 031 Carrington 1873 Either James S Foster and George I Foster, brother, and prominent farmers during the territorial days 7003334300000000000♠3,343 7002635000000000000♠635 sq mi
7003164500000000000♠1,645 km2


Golden Valley County 033 Beach 1912 Named for either promotional reasons or for the Golden Valley Land and Cattle Company 7003168000000000000♠1,680 7003100200000000000♠1,002 sq mi
7003259500000000000♠2,595 km2


Grand Forks County 035 Grand Forks 1873 Named for Grand Forks, North Dakota, which in turn was named for its location at the intersection of the Red Lake River and the Red River of the North 7004668610000000000♠66,861 7003143800000000000♠1,438 sq mi
7003372400000000000♠3,724 km2


Grant County 037 Carson 1916 Ulysses S Grant 1822–1885, eighteenth US President 7003239400000000000♠2,394 7003166000000000000♠1,660 sq mi
7003429900000000000♠4,299 km2


Griggs County 039 Cooperstown 1881 Alexander Griggs, a steamboat captain and founder of Grand Forks, North Dakota 7003242000000000000♠2,420 7002708000000000000♠708 sq mi
7003183400000000000♠1,834 km2


Hettinger County 041 Mott 1883 Mathias K Hettinger, the father-in-law of Erastus A Williams, the North Dakota Speaker of the House during that session 7003247700000000000♠2,477 7003113200000000000♠1,132 sq mi
7003293200000000000♠2,932 km2


Kidder County 043 Steele 1873 Jefferson Parrish Kidder, territorial delegate to the 44th Congress and 45th Congresses 7003243500000000000♠2,435 7003135200000000000♠1,352 sq mi
7003350200000000000♠3,502 km2


LaMoure County 045 LaMoure 1873 Dakota territorial legislator and North Dakota state legislator Judson LaMoure 7003413900000000000♠4,139 7003114700000000000♠1,147 sq mi
7003297100000000000♠2,971 km2


Logan County 047 Napoleon 1873 Illinois US Senator John A Logan 1826–1886 7003199000000000000♠1,990 7002993000000000000♠993 sq mi
7003257200000000000♠2,572 km2


McHenry County 049 Towner 1873 James McHenry, one of the area's original settlers 7003539500000000000♠5,395 7003187400000000000♠1,874 sq mi
7003485400000000000♠4,854 km2


McIntosh County 051 Ashley 1883 Edward H McIntosh, a member of the Territorial Legislature 7003280900000000000♠2,809 7002975000000000000♠975 sq mi
7003252500000000000♠2,525 km2


McKenzie County 053 Watford City 1905 Alexander McKenzie, party boss known in the state as "the senator-maker" 7003636000000000000♠6,360 7003274200000000000♠2,742 sq mi
7003710200000000000♠7,102 km2


McLean County 055 Washburn 1883 John A McLean, first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota 7003896200000000000♠8,962 7003211000000000000♠2,110 sq mi
7003546500000000000♠5,465 km2


Mercer County 057 Stanton 1875 William Henry Harrison Mercer, an early settler 7003842400000000000♠8,424 7003104500000000000♠1,045 sq mi
7003270700000000000♠2,707 km2


Morton County 059 Mandan 1873 Governor of Indiana Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton 7004274710000000000♠27,471 7003192600000000000♠1,926 sq mi
7003498800000000000♠4,988 km2


Mountrail County 061 Stanley 1873 Joseph Mountraille, Metis voyageur and early explorer 7003767300000000000♠7,673 7003182400000000000♠1,824 sq mi
7003472400000000000♠4,724 km2


Nelson County 063 Lakota 1883 Dakota territorial legislator Nelson E Nelson 7003312600000000000♠3,126 7002982000000000000♠982 sq mi
7003254300000000000♠2,543 km2


Oliver County 065 Center 1885 Dakota territorial legislator Harry S Oliver 7003184600000000000♠1,846 7002724000000000000♠724 sq mi
7003187500000000000♠1,875 km2


Pembina County 067 Cavalier 1867 Named for the high-bush cranberries which grew wild in the area Pembina may be from an Ojibwa phrase, anepeminan sipi, referring to the berries, as they grew in abundance around the Redberry River; it may also be from an Ojibwa word meaning meeting place The name originally applied to the old Pembina Territory 7003741300000000000♠7,413 7003111900000000000♠1,119 sq mi
7003289800000000000♠2,898 km2


Pierce County 069 Rugby 1887 Gilbert Ashville Pierce, a Governor of Dakota Territory and later a US Senator from North Dakota 7003435700000000000♠4,357 7003101800000000000♠1,018 sq mi
7003263700000000000♠2,637 km2


Ramsey County 071 Devils Lake 1873 Minnesota US Senator Alexander Ramsey 7004114510000000000♠11,451 7003118600000000000♠1,186 sq mi
7003307200000000000♠3,072 km2


Ransom County 073 Lisbon 1873 Named for locally situated Fort Ransom 7003545700000000000♠5,457 7002863000000000000♠863 sq mi
7003223500000000000♠2,235 km2


Renville County 075 Mohall 1873 Joseph Renville, missionary and interpreter for Dakota Native Americans 7003247000000000000♠2,470 7002875000000000000♠875 sq mi
7003226600000000000♠2,266 km2


Richland County 077 Wahpeton 1873 Morgan T Rich, early settler 7004163210000000000♠16,321 7003143700000000000♠1,437 sq mi
7003372200000000000♠3,722 km2


Rolette County 079 Rolla 1873 Joseph Rolette, Jr 1820–1871, a prominent fur trapper and local political organizer 7004139370000000000♠13,937 7002902000000000000♠902 sq mi
7003233600000000000♠2,336 km2


Sargent County 081 Forman 1883 Homer E Sargent, a general manager of the Northern Pacific Railroad 7003382900000000000♠3,829 7002859000000000000♠859 sq mi
7003222500000000000♠2,225 km2


Sheridan County 083 McClusky 1873 American Civil War officer Philip Henry Sheridan 1831–1888 7003132100000000000♠1,321 7002972000000000000♠972 sq mi
7003251700000000000♠2,517 km2


Sioux County 085 Fort Yates 1915 The Native American Sioux people 7003415300000000000♠4,153 7003109400000000000♠1,094 sq mi
7003283300000000000♠2,833 km2


Slope County 087 Amidon 1915 Topographical feature within the county known as the Missouri Slope 7002727000000000000♠727 7003121800000000000♠1,218 sq mi
7003315500000000000♠3,155 km2


Stark County 089 Dickinson 1879 George Stark, a vice president of the Northern Pacific Railroad 7004241990000000000♠24,199 7003133800000000000♠1,338 sq mi
7003346500000000000♠3,465 km2


Steele County 091 Finley 1883 Edward H Steele, secretary-treasurer of the Red River Land Company 7003197500000000000♠1,975 7002712000000000000♠712 sq mi
7003184400000000000♠1,844 km2


Stutsman County 093 Jamestown 1873 Dakota Territorial Legislator Enos Stutsman 7004211000000000000♠21,100 7003222200000000000♠2,222 sq mi
7003575500000000000♠5,755 km2


Towner County 095 Cando 1883 Dakota territorial legislator Oscar M Towner 7003224600000000000♠2,246 7003102500000000000♠1,025 sq mi
7003265500000000000♠2,655 km2


Traill County 097 Hillsboro 1875 Walter John Strickland Traill, early settler 7003812100000000000♠8,121 7002862000000000000♠862 sq mi
7003223300000000000♠2,233 km2


Walsh County 099 Grafton 1881 George H Walsh, early settler and one of the founders of the University of North Dakota 7004111190000000000♠11,119 7003128200000000000♠1,282 sq mi
7003332000000000000♠3,320 km2


Ward County 101 Minot 1888 Dakota territorial legislator Mark Ward 1844–1902 7004616750000000000♠61,675 7003201300000000000♠2,013 sq mi
7003521400000000000♠5,214 km2


Wells County 103 Fessenden 1873 Dakota territorial legislator Edward Payson Wells 7003420700000000000♠4,207 7003127100000000000♠1,271 sq mi
7003329200000000000♠3,292 km2


Williams County 105 Williston 1890 Dakota territorial legislator Erastus Appelman Williams 7004223980000000000♠22,398 7003207100000000000♠2,071 sq mi
7003536400000000000♠5,364 km2
ND counties, shaded by population

See alsoedit

  • North Dakota Association of Counties

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "FIPS Publish 6-4" National Institute of Standards and Technology Retrieved 2008-02-03 
  2. ^ a b "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" US Environmental Protection Agency Retrieved 2008-02-03 
  3. ^ a b c d "NACo – Find a county" National Association of Counties Retrieved 24 February 2012 
  4. ^ "County History" Official Portal for North Dakota State Government Retrieved 24 February 2012 
  5. ^ a b "North Dakota QuickFacts" US Census Bureau Retrieved 24 February 2012  2010 Census


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