Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, in the United States. It is the county seat of Stark County. The population was 17,787 at the 2010 census. Dickinson was founded in 1881.The local paper is The Dickinson Press. Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport serves the city. Dickinson is home to Dickinson State University, bakery manufacturer and distributor Baker Boy, and cabinet manufacturer TMI.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.