Largest Counties in North Dakota

Rank County Population County Seat Established Area (km2) Density
1 Cass County 149,767 Fargo 1873 4,574 32.74
2 Burleigh County 81,297 Bismarck 1873 4,229 19.22
3 Grand Forks County 66,850 Grand Forks 1873 3,724 17.95
4 Ward County 61,664 Minot 1888 5,214 11.83
5 Morton County 27,460 Mandan 1873 4,988 5.51
6 Stark County 24,188 Dickinson 1879 3,465 6.98
7 Williams County 22,387 Williston 1890 5,364 4.17
8 Stutsman County 21,089 Jamestown 1873 5,755 3.66
9 Richland County 16,310 Wahpeton 1873 3,722 4.38
10 Rolette County 13,926 Rolla 1873 2,336 5.96
11 Ramsey County 11,440 Devils Lake 1873 3,072 3.72
12 Walsh County 11,108 Grafton 1881 3,320 3.35
13 Barnes County 11,055 Valley City 1875 3,864 2.86
14 McLean County 8,951 Washburn 1883 5,465 1.64
15 Mercer County 8,413 Stanton 1875 2,707 3.11
16 Traill County 8,110 Hillsboro 1875 2,233 3.63
17 Mountrail County 7,662 Stanley 1873 4,724 1.62
18 Pembina County 7,402 Cavalier 1867 2,898 2.55
19 Benson County 6,649 Minnewaukan 1883 3,597 1.85
20 Bottineau County 6,418 Bottineau 1873 4,323 1.48
21 McKenzie County 6,349 Watford City 1905 7,102 0.89
22 Ransom County 5,446 Lisbon 1873 2,235 2.44
23 McHenry County 5,384 Towner 1873 4,854 1.11
24 Dickey County 5,278 Ellendale 1881 2,929 1.8
25 Pierce County 4,346 Rugby 1887 2,637 1.65
26 Wells County 4,196 Fessenden 1873 3,292 1.27
27 Sioux County 4,142 Fort Yates 1915 2,833 1.46
28 LaMoure County 4,128 Lamoure 1873 2,971 1.39
29 Cavalier County 3,982 Langdon 1873 3,856 1.03
30 Sargent County 3,818 Forman 1883 2,225 1.72
31 Emmons County 3,539 Linton 1879 3,911 0.9
32 Dunn County 3,525 Manning 1883 5,206 0.68
33 Foster County 3,332 Carrington 1873 1,645 2.03
34 Bowman County 3,140 Bowman 1883 3,010 1.04
35 Nelson County 3,115 Lakota 1883 2,543 1.22
36 McIntosh County 2,798 Ashley 1883 2,525 1.11
37 Hettinger County 2,466 Mott 1883 2,932 0.84
38 Renville County 2,459 Mohall 1873 2,266 1.09
39 Kidder County 2,424 Steele 1873 3,502 0.69
40 Griggs County 2,409 Cooperstown 1881 1,834 1.31
41 Grant County 2,383 Carson 1916 4,299 0.55
42 Eddy County 2,374 New Rockford 1885 1,637 1.45
43 Adams County 2,332 Hettinger 1885 2,559 0.91
44 Towner County 2,235 Cando 1883 2,655 0.84
45 Divide County 2,060 Crosby 1910 3,261 0.63
46 Logan County 1,979 Napoleon 1873 2,572 0.77
47 Steele County 1,964 Finley 1883 1,844 1.07
48 Burke County 1,957 Bowbells 1910 2,859 0.68
49 Oliver County 1,835 Center 1885 1,875 0.98
50 Golden Valley County 1,669 Beach 1912 2,595 0.64
51 Sheridan County 1,310 Mcclusky 1873 2,517 0.52
52 Billings County 772 Medora 1879 2,984 0.26
53 Slope County 716 Amidon 1915 3,155 0.23

Largest Counties in North Dakota

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