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Richland County, North Dakota

US county information
NameRichland County
StateNorth Dakota
SeatWahpeton
Largest cityWahpeton
US Area
Total Area1446 sq mi (3745.1 km2)
Land Area1437 sq mi (3721.8 km2)
Water Area9 sq mi (23.3 km2)
Population16321 (2010)
Density5/km2 (13/sq mi)
Founded1873

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Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2010, the population was 16,321. Its county seat is Wahpeton.

Richland County was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton, who settled on the site of the future city in 1869. County government was organized on November 25, 1873.

The county is part of the Wahpeton, ND - MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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