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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    Table 1 Travel to Williston and Population of Selected Counties Origin Travel 2013 Time Miles Population Yellowstone County, MT (Billings) 5.3 hr 326 154,200 Burleigh County, ND (Bismarck) 2.5 hr 218 88,500 Stark County, ND (Dickinson) 2.4 hr 168 29,200 Ward County, ND (Minot) 2.2 hr 125 67,900 Yellowstone County Profile Total Population, 2014 155,500 Percent Change in Population, 2010-2014 5.1% Median Age, 2013 38.3 Percent 65 or Older, 2013 14.4% Percent of Population with Bachelor's 28.7% Degree or Higher, 2013 Median Household Income, 2013 51,342 Percent of Population without Health 15.6% Insurance Coverage, 2013 Unemployment Rate, November 2014 3.1% Lived in a Different House in 2013 17.0% Sources: American Community Survey, U.S.