When I said further north than normal, I was referring to the usual presentation in the USA, over the last century, which typically has been NE Arizona, NW Mew Mexico, and southern Colorado.
Actually, bubonic plague was common in England in the 15th and 16th centuries - Newton left London temporarily because of bubonic plague and it did spread into Denmark, southern Norway and Sweden.
There is great series of ~30 lectures on Amazon Prime about the Black Death by Professor Dorothy Armstrong Ph.D. from Purdue. She's a great speaker, but will provide you with much more information about the Black Death than you ever wanted, unless you are really interested.
But in this country, most of the illnesses have been in the arid parts of New Mexico and Arizona, although there was an outbreak in Los Angelas in 1925 ......
Urban outbreaks usually depend on dense rat populations and their fleas - kind of like we're seeing in New York with restaurants closed, and not much food left in the alleys. So the hungry rats begin to move about hunting for more accomodating abodes. It is believed the transferance of the Black Death to Europe was caused by the movement of rat populations along the trade routes across Asia.
So I think the answer is it depends. Where ever there are infected rodents, infected fleas will accompany them and jump ship to new hosts, like dogs, cats, people, etc. Something to be aware of. New job opening - rat catchers.
A modest ramble on Google yields the following
It does affect southern Russia and Mongolia. Some people believe the Mongols were resposible as Y pestis resides in marmots in Mongolia quite a bit, and marmots were a major dietary item in Mongolia. It has even been suggested that eating marmots contributes to the Mongolian custom of not approaching someones tent or house, but announcing ones presence from a distance - if there is no responce, DO NOT ENTER - plague might be present
Bubonic plague definitely troubled Moscow in the 1770-1772 era
From Wikipedia re Siberia "The last significant Russian outbreak of Plague was in Siberia in 1910 after sudden demand for marmot skins (a substitute for sable") increased the price by 400 percent. "
So it is modern public health measures, and rat and flea controls in major urban areas which have helped prevent plaque epidemics in modern nations - These public health measures may be being compromised, currently, in certain areas where law and order and garbage collection are sub optimal.