Welcome To

North Dakota Compass

ND 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, ND 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 >

New/Updated Data

new/updated data icon

Get the full listing of new and updated charts here!

Join The Conversation

conversation icon

How are you using ND Compass data? Know ways our website could be improved? We want your testimonials and input!

Data Highlight

A decrease in the working-age population relative to the number of older adults has implications for the future.

line graph showing the homeownership rate by age group for North Dakota, from 2010 and 2017.

Featured Article

2019 Compass Points: Setting direction for improving the quality of life in North Dakota

Author photos - Joshua Marineau and Onnolee Nordstrom

Ina Cernusca is a research specialist with the North Dakota Compass project and the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. North Dakota Compass provides and promotes the use of reliable, accurate, and unbiased demographic, economic, and socio-economic data to support informed decision-making and community engagement in North Dakota. As a part of the North Dakota Compass team, Ina contributes to the project by creating and implementing strategies to continually grow and improve the quality of the website, by developing and monitoring performance measures, implementing impact evaluation methods, and conducting research projects associated with North Dakota Compass. In this article, Ina highlights the notable trends and data points that appear in North Dakota Compass’ newly released 2019 Compass Points.

thumbnail of compass points cover page

tutorials icon

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.
View profiles >

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

Newsletter

Stay connected! Get important updates and community information delivered to your inbox by signing up for our newsletter.

Enter your email to sign up for our e-newsletter

Spread the word

Help promote ND Compass to individuals and organizations looking for credible, unbiased data and information to improve their communities. Link from your site to ND Compass, and promote this valuable resource to others. Widgets, logos, and other useful tools can be found in the toolbox.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

Compass created by:
Wilder Research

© 2019. All rights reserved.