North Dakota



North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889. It is in the Upper Midwestern region of the United States, bordered by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba to the north, Minnesota to the east, South Dakota to the south, and Montana to the west.[5] The state capital is Bismarck, and the largest city is Fargo. North Dakota is the 19th most extensive but the 4th least populous and the 4th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)757,952
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)672,591
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)12.70
Population, Census, April 1, 2010672,591
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.60
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201022.30
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201014.50
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201049.50
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201090.00
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20101.20
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20105.40
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.00
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20101.80
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)2.00
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201088.90
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-201551,179
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20153.20
Housing units, April 1, 2010317,498
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201564.10
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015153,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,243
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015423
Median gross rent, 2011-2015709
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-2015299,638
Persons per household, 2011-2015232.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201582.20
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20155.60
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201591.70
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201527.70
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20156.80
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent8.90
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201569.30
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201565.00
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)2,045,123
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)5,418,355
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)14,427,360
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)28,150,837
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)15,519,816
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)22,183
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201517
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201557,181
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201532,035
Persons in poverty, percent11.00
All firms, 201268,270
Men-owned firms, 201237,016
Women-owned firms, 201220,316
Minority-owned firms, 20123,190
Nonminority-owned firms, 20123,190
Veteran-owned firms, 20126,584
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201256,904
Population per square mile, 201010
Land area in square miles, 201069,001