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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 >


Impact of COVID-19 on North Dakota households

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Data Highlight

North Dakota's urban cities account for most of the state's population growth in the past decade.

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Shining Light on Diabetes

Dinema Mate  is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Social Research and an Introduction to Public Speaking Instructor in the Communication Department at North Dakota State University. Dinema is studying towards an MA in Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health at North Dakota State University. Dinema also serves as the Treasurer to the North Dakota State University's Public Health Association. Dinema's research interests lie in health risk behaviors, motivation and affect specifically in COVID-19, risk perception and vaccine hesitancy, adverse childhood experiences (ACES), HIV prevention in South Saharan Africa, and behavioral analysis. Dinema was born and raised in Mozambique, and moved to the USA in 2019 for higher education purposes. Prior to that she served as a U.S. Government Foreign Service National (FSN) in her home country.


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COVID-19 Data Resources

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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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