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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

Ground-level ozone was the peak air pollutant for most metropolitan and micropolitan areas in North Dakota in 2017.

Featured Article

NDSU Extension Takes Creative Approach to Enhancing Communities and Improving Leaders

Jodi Bruns, M.Ed., is an NDSU Extension leadership and civic engagement specialist. She has been with Extension for 16 years, serving in various roles. In her specialist role, Jodi has developed research-based programs that assist communities in marketing and strategic planning efforts. She also serves as a trainer and facilitator, and guides organizations through various group-facilitated processes.. In this article, Jodi highlights leadership and civic engagement programing and services offered by NDSU Extension and emphasizes the importance of these education programs to communities throughout North Dakota.


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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