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Glen Ullin, North Dakota
Location of Glen Ullin, North Dakota
Location of Glen Ullin, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°48′52″N 101°49′51″W / 46.81444°N 101.83083°W / 46.81444; -101.83083Coordinates: 46°48′52″N 101°49′51″W / 46.81444°N 101.83083°W / 46.81444; -101.83083
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Morton
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
2,080 ft (634 m)
 • Total 807
 • Estimate 
 • Density 704.32/sq mi (271.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-30860
GNIS feature ID 1029133

Glen Ullin is a city in Morton County, North Dakota, United States. It is part of the "Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Bismarck-Mandan". The population was 807 at the 2010 census.


Glen Ullin was founded in 1883 along the transcontinental route of the Northern Pacific Railway. The name was created by Major Alvan E. Bovay, a Northern Pacific land agent at the time. Glen, the Gaelic word for "valley," was chosen because of the city's location within a valley, while Ullin was taken from the Thomas Campbell poem Lord Ullin's Daughter. Glen Ullin was originally built up chiefly by Germans from Russia.


Glen Ullin is located at 46°48′52″N 101°49′51″W / 46.81444°N 101.83083°W / 46.81444; -101.83083 (46.814336, -101.830716).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.07 square miles (2.77 km2), of which, 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 921
1920 875 −5.0%
1930 950 8.6%
1940 976 2.7%
1950 1,324 35.7%
1960 1,210 −8.6%
1970 1,070 −11.6%
1980 1,125 5.1%
1990 927 −17.6%
2000 865 −6.7%
2010 807 −6.7%
2019 (est.) 717 −11.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 807 people, 358 households, and 192 families residing in the city. The population density was 776.0 inhabitants per square mile (299.6/km2). There were 416 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.3% White, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 358 households, of which 20.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.4% were non-families. 40.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 53.4 years. 17.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 34.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.


Glen Ullin currently operates a K-12 school located on the bypass on the south end of Glen Ullin. Glen Ullin's school mascot is the "Bearcat". The school's nickname was previously the "Rattlers", until the school combined with Hebron high school and a name change took place. Glen Ullin's 1st co-op with Hebron, for football, had the team name of the "Bandits". Glen Ullin is currently combined in football with New Salem.

Notable people

  • Ivan Dmitri, (1900 – 1968), artist and photographer, lived in Glen Ullin from 1914 to 1918
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