Burleigh County, North Dakota

Burleigh County, North Dakota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Burleigh County
state = North Dakota

map size = 225
founded = 1873
seat = Bismarck
largest city = Bismarck
area_total_sq_mi =1668
area_land_sq_mi =1633
area_water_sq_mi =35
area percentage = 2.10%
census yr = 2000
pop = 69416
density_km2 =16
web = www.co.burleigh.nd.us |

Burleigh County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the official 2000 census, the population was 69,416. Its county seat is Bismarck.GR|6 Burleigh County and Morton County make up the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan".


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,668 square miles (4,320 km²), of which, 1,633 square miles (4,230 km²) of it is land and 35 square miles (91 km²) of it (2.10%) is water.


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Adjacent counties

*Sheridan County (north)
*Kidder County (east)
*Emmons County (south)
*Morton County (southwest)
*Oliver County (west)
*McLean County (northwest)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 69,416 people, 27,670 households, and 18,206 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 29,003 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.03% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 3.28% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 56.9% were of German and 14.9% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 27,670 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,309, and the median income for a family was $52,085. Males had a median income of $34,753 versus $22,473 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,436. About 5.30% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.80% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Population by decade

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*Wing"Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size."

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