AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in North Dakota for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in North Dakota is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. North Dakota has a population of 676,253 and a population density of 9.9 people per square mile. The capital city is Bismarck and the largest city in North Dakota is Fargo. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.