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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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Change in the children and youth population in North Dakota counties has not been consistent across the state.

Featured Article

COVID-19 Trends Among North Dakota Children, March 2020 – March 2021









Matt Schmidt is an epidemiologist in the Division of Special Projects and Health Analytics at the North Dakota Department of Health. He is a North Dakota State University alumnus and received his master’s degree from the University of Colorado. Grace Njau is the director of the Division of Special Projects and Health Analytics at the North Dakota Department of Health. Grace received her master’s degree at the University of Colorado and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee.

This article examines COVID-19 case data among children in North Dakota during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates on recent months (April-July 2021), comparisons to national data, and insights from literature are also included.

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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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