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Mandan, North Dakota
—  City  —
City Hall in Mandan
Location of Mandan, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°49′44″N 100°53′28″W / 46.82889°N 100.89111°W / 46.82889; -100.89111Coordinates: 46°49′44″N 100°53′28″W / 46.82889°N 100.89111°W / 46.82889; -100.89111
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Morton
 - Total 10.3 sq mi (26.6 km2)
 - Land 10.2 sq mi (26.4 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,647 ft (502 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 16,718
 Density 1,642.8/sq mi (634.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58554
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-49900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1030076[2]

Mandan is a city in Morton County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Morton County[3]. It is a core city of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 16,718 at the 2000 census. Mandan was founded in 1879 and became the county seat in 1881.

Mandan is located just across the Missouri River from Bismarck. Mandan is home to the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives



Mandan is located at 46°49′44″N 100°53′28″W / 46.82889°N 100.89111°W / 46.82889; -100.89111 (46.828893, -100.891138)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 km² (10.3 mi²). 26.4 km² (10.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.07%) is water.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 1,658
1920 4,336
1930 5,037 16.2%
1940 6,685 32.7%
1950 7,298 9.2%
1960 10,525 44.2%
1970 11,093 5.4%
1980 15,513 39.8%
1990 15,177 −2.2%
2000 16,718 10.2%
Est. 2008 18,091 8.2%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,718 people, 6,647 households, and 4,553 families residing in the city. The population density was 634.1/km² (1,642.8/mi²). There were 6,958 housing units at an average density of 263.9/km² (683.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.98% White, 0.20% African American, 3.02% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (61.3%), Norwegian (15.4%), Russian (13.1%), Irish (7.9%), English (4.2%), United States (2.9%).

There were 6,647 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,182, and the median income for a family was $46,210. Males had a median income of $31,653 versus $21,400 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,509. About 7.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


The city of Mandan is served by Mandan Public Schools. The system operates Roosevelt Elementary School, Mary Stark Elementary School, Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Ft. Lincoln Elementary School, Custer Elementary School, Mandan Middle School, and Mandan High School. Two private schools, Christ the King School and St. Joseph School, also operate in Mandan.

Local Media

  • Television

There are six television stations based in Bismarck, and all of them have rebroadcasters in Minot, Williston, and Dickinson.

Bismarck also carries KWMK, an affiliate of The CW, on cable channel 14, as well as a public access channel, Community Access Television, on cable channel 12.

  • Radio

Bismarck supports some twenty-seven radio stations. All of the commercial stations are owned by either Cumulus Media or Clear Channel Communications. Many of the lower frequency stations are broadcasters of national Christian radio networks.

FM Radio

AM Radio


See also




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