Burleigh County

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Burleigh County, North Dakota

PO Box 1055
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: (701) 222-6761
Fax: (701) 221-3756
www.co.burleigh.nd.us

In south-central ND; organized Jan 4, 1873 (prior to statehood) from Buffalo County, which was discontinued. Name Origin: For Walter Atwood Burleigh (1820-96), attorney, physician, Dakota Territory delegate to Congress (1865-69), and legislator

Area (sq mi):: 1668.04 (land 1633.09; water 34.95) Population per square mile: 45.20
Population 2005: 73,818 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 6.30%; 1990-2000 15.40% Population 2000: 69,416 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,436; median household $41,309; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,981-$31,327
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 15.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bismarck County seat (56,619)

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