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North Dakota Compass

ND Compass provides and promotes the use of credible data to improve the quality of life in North Dakota.

A project of the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University, ND Compass provides reliable and consistent information needed by North Dakota’s community, policy, organizational, non-profit, and business leaders who must plan for the future in an environment of continuous change. More >

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Data Highlight

Diabetes rates for those at most risk decreased in North Dakota in 2016.

Featured Article

5 Years of North Dakota Compass!

The North Dakota Compass (ND Compass) website was launched in February 2013 to provide reliable, accurate, and unbiased data and information on a variety of topics associated with aspects of quality of life in North Dakota. ND Compass is made up of Ina Cernusca, research specialist, and Kendra Erickson-Dockter, project director, who take care of all the day to day business, data needs, outreach, and sustainability of the project. February 2018 marks the 5 year anniversary of the ND Compass project. To celebrate this milestone, Ina and Kendra share ND Compass project-level data and a few accomplishments as resulted from an evaluation that was funded by the Bush Foundation.

Geographic Profiles

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 >

State Legislative District Profiles

Highlighting measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota.
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Community Building Toolkit

Explore the ND Compass Community Building Toolkit. It provides a framework and resources to improve your community development process.


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North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

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