Profile: Counting People
North Dakota Population Since 1880
The U.S. government does a census every 10 years. After the last census in 2010, North Dakota had 672,591 people. Among the 50 states, North Dakota ranks 48th in population. This means that 47 states have more people than North Dakota, and only two states have fewer people. The next official census will take place in 2020.
In recent years, the population of North Dakota has been increasing. It is estimated that the population of the state today is more than 750,000. This is more people than any time in the history of the state.