Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Stark County. The population was 17,787 at the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the 2019 population is 23,133.
Since the North Dakota oil boom the city has become one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. According to the 2015 census, the city is estimated to have a population of 23,765, however, other sources have estimates of the population at 30,372 or possibly exceeding 35,000. The rapid growth of the city led to an increase in crime and homelessness within the city limits. Also, the city has seen an increase in diversity, with increases in the Latino, Asian and African American populations.
Dickinson is the principal city of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Billings and Stark counties and had a combined population of 24,982 at the 2010 census.
Dickinson was founded in 1881. Dickinson was named for its founder, W. S. Dickinson, a native of Malone, New York.
Dickinson is located at 46°53′01″N 102°47′20″W (46.883575, −102.788811).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.03 square miles (25.98 km2), of which, 9.96 square miles (25.80 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.