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North Dakota Compass

North Dakota 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, North Dakota 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

North Dakota’s inmigration rate in 2022 was significantly higher than the national state-to-state migration rate.

Featured Article

Strapped for Safety: Exploring Insights into Car Seat Knowledge Among North Dakota Mothers.

Samuel Faraday Saidu and Chelsey Hukriede

Samuel Faraday Saidu is a student at North Dakota State University, pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a specialization in Epidemiology and a sub-plan in maternal and child health. He currently works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Social Research (CSR). Samuel holds a bachelor’s degree in public health with an emphasis on Health Education and Promotion from Brigham Young University-Idaho..

Chelsey Hukriede is a research specialist with the CSR, providing support to various projects. She is also the Project Coordinator for North Dakota PRAMS, SOARS, and the Fatherhood Experiences Survey. Chelsey received her master’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Dakota.


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Social Determinants of Health Toolkit

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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.



North Dakota Compass 2017 EVALUATION HIGHLIGHTS


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