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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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New/Updated Data

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Data Highlight

More than one in four North Dakotans (age 16 years and older) formally volunteered in the midst of the pandemic, in 2021.

Featured Article

Housing Market Conditions and Declining Homeownership Rates.

Dr. Nancy Hodur is the director of the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University and has over 25 years of professional experience in applied research, public policy, and outreach education. Nancy's primary research areas include socio-economic impact assessment, community and economic development, and natural resource management. Nancy's efforts have focused on issues related to the rapid expansion of North Dakota's oil and gas industry including population and school enrollment projections, and the assessment of the characteristics, perceptions and intentions of the oil and gas industry workforce.

 

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COVID-19 Data Resources

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ND COMPASS TUTORIALS

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

EVALUATION HIGHLIGHTS

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