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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

Nearly one-third of North Dakota small businesses report undergoing large negative effects due to the pandemic.

Featured Article

Making Contact: The Experience of a Student Case Worker of COVID-19 in North Dakota

Madison Marion is a second-year student in the Master of Public Health program at North Dakota State University. Her focus is in epidemiology, with a specialization in food safety. Madison is a graduate assistant at the Center for Social Research at NDSU, as well as a case worker of COVID-19 through NDSU and the North Dakota Department of Health.

In this article, Madison describes her experience as a student case worker of Covid-19. This experience provided her the opportunity not only to gain experience in her chosen field, but also to be a source of guidance to individuals in this difficult time and to provide some help to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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NEW - 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.



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