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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >

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Although North Dakota showed slight improvement, the state still ranks 7th lowest in the nation with regard to children enrolled in preschool.


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photoNorth Dakota’s Women study: A brief overview

Ina Cernusca is a research specialist with the North Dakota Compass project and the Center for Social Research at NDSU. As a part of the ND Compass team, Ina contributes to the project by creating and implementing strategies to continually grow and improve the quality of the website, by developing and monitoring performance measures, implementing impact evaluation methods, and conducting research projects associated with ND Compass.

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Registration is now open for the 2017 North Dakota Demographics Conference. We are excited to be co-hosting again this year and hope you join us for this informative and inspiring event.

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Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles by state, planning region, Native American reservation area, county, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and cities with populations of at least 1,000 people. View profiles >


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