North Dakota

DEMOGRAPHICS2000 DATAMOST RECENT DATA
Total population642,200760,077 (2018)
Median age36.235.1 (2017)
Percent of Color8.3%15.4% (2017)
Percent with one or more disabilitiesN/A10.3% (2017)
AGING
Total older adult population (age 65+)94,478113,208 (2017)
Older adult residents who volunteered in the past year (age 65+)N/A41.1% (2017)
Real median household income in 2017 dollars* (householder age 65+)$34,252$41,237 (2017)
Percent of older adults with one or more disabilities (age 65+)N/A30.4% (2017)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Total youth population (age 0-17)160,849175,772 (2017)
High schoolers who can trust to talk to one or more adultsN/A84.3% (2013)
High schoolers who have ever had sexN/A36.6% (2017)
High schoolers who binge drank in the past monthN/A16.4% (2017)
Middle schoolers who have ever had sexN/A5.1% (2017)
Middle schoolers who have ever binge drankN/A8.1% (2017)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Voter turnoutN/A57.0% (2018)
Percent of residents who volunteered in the past year (age 16+)N/A40.3% (2017)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Total babies born (all births)7,66710,732 (2017)
Babies born at low birth weight**6.4%6.7% (2017)
Total young child population (age 0-4)39,40054,043 (2017)
Young children enrolled in preschool (age 3-4)N/A29.4% (2017)
Young children for whom all parents are working (age 0-5)N/A76.3% (2017)
ECONOMY
Total nonfarm jobs403,613546,828 (2017)
Total farm jobs36,88731,506 (2017)
Real per capita GDP in 2009 dollars$35,067$64,911 (2017)
Real median household income in 2017 dollars*$50,826$61,843 (2017)
Individuals below the federal poverty level*11.9%10.3% (2017)
EDUCATION
3rd grade students achieving reading/English Language Arts/Literacy standardsN/A50.4% (2016)
8th grade students math standardsN/A35.6% (2016)
High school students graduating within four yearsN/A87.0% (2017)
HEALTH
Adults with diagnosed diabetes (age 18+)N/A9.0% (2017)
Adults who are obese (age 18+)N/A33.2% (2017)
Residents without health insurance (under age 65)N/A8.8% (2017)
HOUSING
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs*20.7%22.8% (2017)
Homeownership rate66.6%63.4% (2017)
WORKFORCE
Six-year graduation rate at 4-year postsecondary institutionsN/A51.6% (2016)
Three-year graduation plus transfer rate at 2-year postsecondary institutionsN/A59.0% (2016)
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)22.0%30.7% (2017)
Proportion of adults working (age 16-64)75.8%79.7% (2017)

Notes:

* Figures for individuals below the poverty level, median household income, and households paying 30% or more of their income for housing were collected from the 2000 decennial census, which asked about income during 1999. Elsewhere on the Compass site these figures are reported as 1999 data, but they are listed here in the 2000 column for comparison purposes.

** Babies with a birth weight under 2,500 grams (5lbs, 8 oz) are considered to be low birth weight.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

Compass created by:
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