Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: North Dakota

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The North Dakota total population increased from 642,200 (2000) to 683,932 (2011) -- a change of 41,732 ( 6.50%). The median age increased from 36.2 (2000) to 36.6 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 121,449 (2000) to 105,012 (2011) -- a change of -16,437 ( -13.53%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 642,200 100.0 683,932 100.0 41,732 6.5
  Male 320,524 49.9 343,944 50.3 23,420 7.3
  Female 321,676 50.1 339,988 49.7 18,312 5.7
  Under 5 years 39,400 6.1 46,266 6.8 6,866 17.4
  5 to 9 years 42,982 6.7 42,846 6.3 -136 -0.3
  10 to 14 years 47,464 7.4 37,632 5.5 -9,832 -20.7
  15 to 19 years 53,618 8.3 46,630 6.8 -6,988 -13.0
  20 to 24 years 50,503 7.9 62,413 9.1 11,910 23.6
  25 to 34 years 76,887 12.0 93,441 13.7 16,554 21.5
  35 to 44 years 98,004 15.3 75,277 11.0 -22,727 -23.2
  45 to 54 years 85,431 13.3 94,512 13.8 9,081 10.6
  55 to 59 years 28,926 4.5 46,212 6.8 17,286 59.8
  60 to 64 years 24,507 3.8 40,247 5.9 15,740 64.2
  65 to 74 years 45,901 7.1 48,017 7.0 2,116 4.6
  75 to 84 years 33,851 5.3 33,069 4.8 -782 -2.3
  85 years and over 14,726 2.3 17,370 2.5 2,644 18.0
  Median age 36.2... 36.6... 0.4 1.1

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 422,8213.421,7743.2
  5- 920,5203.119,5562.9
  10-1420,3613.019,4292.9
  15-1924,6263.722,8483.4
  20-2431,5304.727,4264.1
  25-2926,4513.923,1453.4
  30-3421,6013.219,2882.9
  35-3919,2092.917,8562.7
  40-4419,6172.918,5802.8
  45-4923,4613.522,9193.4
  50-5425,3063.824,9713.7
  55-5923,6343.522,3123.3
  60-6418,3002.717,5732.6
  65-6912,9021.913,1262.0
  70-749,6351.411,2101.7
  75-798,1251.210,2431.5
  80-846,3140.99,2341.4
  85+ 5,4510.811,2371.7

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 3,606 (2000) to 7,070 (2011) -- a change of 3,464 ( 96.06%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 475 (2000) to 937 (2011) -- a change of 462 ( 97.26%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 642,200 100.0 683,932 100.0 41,732 6.5
One Race 634,802 98.8 671,278 98.1 36,476 5.7
  White 593,181 92.4 614,327 89.8 21,146 3.6
  Black or African American 3,916 0.6 6,857 1.0 2,941 75.1
  American Indian and Alaska Native 31,329 4.9 38,515 5.6 7,186 22.9
  Asian 3,606 0.6 7,070 1.0 3,464 96.1
    Asian Indian 822 0.1 1,338 0.2 516 62.8
    Chinese 606 0.1 1,602 0.2 996 164.4
    Filipino 643 0.1 1,160 0.2 517 80.4
    Japanese 186 0.0 380 0.1 194 104.3
    Korean 411 0.1 410 0.1 -1 -0.2
    Vietnamese 478 0.1 1,395 0.2 917 191.8
    Other Asian 460 0.1 785 0.1 325 70.7
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 230 0.0 147 0.0 -83 -36.1
    Native Hawaiian 52 0.0 -1 0.0 -53 -101.9
    Guamanian or Chamorro 30 0.0 -1 0.0 -31 -103.3
    Samoan 52 0.0 -1 0.0 -53 -101.9
    Other Pacific Islander 96 0.0 -1 0.0 -97 -101.0
  Some other race 2,540 0.4 4,362 0.6 1,822 71.7
Two or more races 7,398 1.2 12,654 1.9 5,256 71.0
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 599,918 93.4 626,421 91.6 26,503 4.4
  Black or African American 5,372 0.8 10,553 1.5 5,181 96.4
  American Indian and Alaska Native 35,228 5.5 44,379 6.5 9,151 26.0
  Asian 4,967 0.8 10,125 1.5 5,158 103.8
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 475 0.1 937 0.1 462 97.3
  Some other race 4,042 0.6 4,944 0.7 902 22.3
Hispanic 7,786 1.2 14,923 2.2 7,137 91.7

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 257,152 (2000) to 283,440 (2011) -- a change of 26,288 ( 10.22%). The number of families increased from 166,150 (2000) to 175,219 (2011) -- a change of 9,069 ( 5.46%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 257,152 100.0 283,440 100.0 26,288 10.2
  Family households (families) 166,150 64.6 175,219 61.8 9,069 5.5
    Married-couple family 137,433 53.4 142,172 50.2 4,739 3.4
  Nonfamily households 91,002 35.4 108,221 38.2 17,219 18.9
    Householder living alone 75,420 29.3 88,099 31.1 12,679 16.8
      Householder 65 years and over 29,487 11.5 29,282 10.3 -205 -0.7

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 113,931 (2000) to 120,688 (2011) -- a change of 6,757 ( 5.93%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 408,585 100.0 448,145 100.0 39,560 9.7
  Less than 9th grade 35,658 8.7 20,051 4.5 -15,607 -43.8
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 30,298 7.4 21,538 4.8 -8,760 -28.9
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 113,931 27.9 120,688 26.9 6,757 5.9
  Some college, no degree 100,288 24.5 109,215 24.4 8,927 8.9
  Associate's degree 38,567 9.4 58,753 13.1 20,186 52.3
  Bachelor's degree 67,551 16.5 86,615 19.3 19,064 28.2
  Graduate or professional degree 22,292 5.5 31,285 7.0 8,993 40.3
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 83.9... 90.7 6.8 8.1
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 22.0... 26.3 4.3 19.5

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over decreased from 179,667 (2000) to 172,936 (2011) -- a change of -6,731 ( -3.75%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 179,667 100.0 172,936 100.0 -6,731 -3.7
  Nursery school, preschool 8,725 4.9 9,265 5.4 540 6.2
  Kindergarten 8,650 4.8 8,922 5.2 272 3.1
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 73,725 41.0 61,242 35.4 -12,483 -16.9
  High school (grades 9-12) 41,564 23.1 32,621 18.9 -8,943 -21.5
  College or graduate school 47,003 26.2 60,886 35.2 13,883 29.5

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," decreased from 11,003 (2000) to 9,200 (2011) -- a change of -1,803 ( -16.39%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 603,106 100.0 637,666 100.0 34,560 5.7
  English only 565,130 93.7 605,286 94.9 40,156 7.1
  Language other than English 37,976 6.3 32,380 5.1 -5,596 -14.7
    Speak English less than "very well" 11,003 1.8 9,200 1.4 -1,803 -16.4
  Spanish 8,263 1.4 9,420 1.5 1,157 14.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,762 0.5 1,918 0.3 -844 -30.6
  Other Indo-European languages 24,191 4.0 12,980 2.0 -11,211 -46.3
    Speak English less than "very well" 6,670 1.1 2,405 0.4 -4,265 -63.9
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 1,933 0.3 4,177 0.7 2,244 116.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 696 0.1 2,553 0.4 1,857 266.8

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 316,632 (2000) to 370,830 (2011) -- a change of 54,198 ( 17.12%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 502,306 100.0 550,330 100.0 48,024 9.6
  In labor force 338,982 67.5 387,673 70.4 48,691 14.4
    Civilian labor force 331,889 66.1 382,841 69.6 50,952 15.4
      Employed 316,632 63.0 370,830 67.4 54,198 17.1
      Unemployed 15,257 3.0 12,011 2.2 -3,246 -21.3
      Percent of civilian labor force... 4.6... 3.1 -1.5 -32.6
    Armed Forces 7,093 1.4 4,832 0.9 -2,261 -31.9
  Not in labor force 163,324 32.5 162,657 29.6 -667 -0.4

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 316,632 100.0 370,830 100.0 54,198 17.1
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 25,914 8.2 33,944 9.2 8,030 31.0
  Construction 19,707 6.2 26,970 7.3 7,263 36.9
  Manufacturing 22,471 7.1 25,080 6.8 2,609 11.6
  Wholesale trade 11,764 3.7 11,661 3.1 -103 -0.9
  Retail trade 40,154 12.7 44,670 12.0 4,516 11.2
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 18,203 5.7 21,286 5.7 3,083 16.9
  Information 7,438 2.3 5,532 1.5 -1,906 -25.6
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 18,779 5.9 23,141 6.2 4,362 23.2
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 19,001 6.0 22,629 6.1 3,628 19.1
  Educational, health and social services 76,698 24.2 93,825 25.3 17,127 22.3
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 25,813 8.2 27,693 7.5 1,880 7.3
  Other services (except public administration) 15,588 4.9 17,526 4.7 1,938 12.4
  Public administration 15,102 4.8 16,873 4.6 1,771 11.7

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 390,031 (May 2012) to 389,871 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -160 ( 0.0%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force390,031389,111388,215387,280388,246389,871
  Employed378,356377,779376,682375,677376,592377,821
  Unemployed11,67511,33211,53311,60311,65412,050
  Unemployment rate 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 15.8 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 319,481). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 16.9 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 369,454).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 43.22% ( 260,646) of the population 5 years and over ( 603,106) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 17.07% ( 115,255) of the population 1 year and over ( 675,161) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $34,604 (2000) to $51,704 (2011) -- a change of $17,100 ( 49.42%). The per capita income increased from $17,769 (2000) to $28,055 (2011) -- a change of $10,286 ( 57.89%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income increased from $50,026 (2010) to $51,704 (2011) -- a change of $1,678 ( 3.35%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.433 (2010) to 0.445 (2011) -- a change of 0.012 ( 2.771%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 257,234 100.0 283,440 100.0 26,206 10.2
  Less than $10,000 28,417 11.0 21,846 7.7 -6,571 -23.1
  $10,000 to $14,999 20,575 8.0 15,118 5.3 -5,457 -26.5
  $15,000 to $24,999 41,324 16.1 31,721 11.2 -9,603 -23.2
  $25,000 to $34,999 39,618 15.4 28,926 10.2 -10,692 -27.0
  $35,000 to $49,999 47,810 18.6 40,167 14.2 -7,643 -16.0
  $50,000 to $74,999 47,549 18.5 54,921 19.4 7,372 15.5
  $75,000 to $99,999 17,389 6.8 37,889 13.4 20,500 117.9
  $100,000 to $149,999 9,698 3.8 35,183 12.4 25,485 262.8
  $150,000 to $199,999 2,229 0.9 8,394 3.0 6,165 276.6
  $200,000 or more 2,625 1.0 9,275 3.3 6,650 253.3
  Median household income (dollars) 34,604... 51,704... 17,100 49.4
  Median family income (dollars) 43,654... 66,924... 23,270 53.3
  Per capita income (dollars) 17,769... 28,055... 10,286 57.9

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $31,895M (2011Q2) to $34,969M (2012Q2) -- a change of $3,074M ( 9.6%). Per capita personal income increased from $47,287 (2011Q2) to $51,129 (2012Q2) -- a change of $5,210 ( 11.0%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 31,40231,89532,55333,37634,26034,969
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 28,06428,70029,49230,36931,36131,968
  Farm income 10.2/ 3,3383,1953,0613,0072,8993,000
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 25,36925,85226,65927,59928,54129,191
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 2,4422,4942,5812,6812,8072,857
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 1,1191,1421,1771,2221,2701,297
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,3231,3531,4041,4591,5371,561
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ -846-889-960-1,025-1,104-1,138
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 22,08222,46923,11823,89324,63025,196
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 4,8314,9104,9254,9595,0265,126
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 4,4894,5164,5104,5244,6044,647
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 16,07816,62017,40218,21019,04519,474
Supplements to wages and salaries 4,0344,1234,2614,4154,5634,638
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 2,7112,7712,8582,9563,0263,077
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 1,3231,3531,4041,4591,5371,561
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 5,2575,1094,9954,9754,9335,079
  Farm proprietors' income 3,1192,9762,8422,7892,6872,814
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 2,1382,1342,1532,1862,2462,265
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 46,55647,28748,26249,48350,09351,129

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 8.32 (2000) to 7.90 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 11.86 (2000) to 12.20 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 669,425) with health insurance was 603,977. Of those with health insurance, 526,921 had private health insurance and 166,637 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 16.68% ( 97,817) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 586,289) had a disability. In 2011, 10.42% ( 69,721) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 669,425) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 289,677 (2000) to 320,888 (2011) -- a change of 31,211 ( 10.77%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 289,677 100.0 320,888 100.0 31,211 10.8
  Occupied housing units 257,152 88.8 283,440 88.3 26,288 10.2
    Owner-occupied housing units 171,299 59.1 186,254 58.0 14,955 8.7
    Renter-occupied housing units 85,853 29.6 97,186 30.3 11,333 13.2
  Vacant housing units 32,525 11.2 37,448 11.7 4,923 15.1

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $74,400 (2000) to $128,600 (2011) -- a change of $54,200 ( 72.85%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 171,299 100.0 186,254 100.0 14,955 8.7
  Less than $50,000 33,818 19.7 31,464 16.9 -2,354 -7.0
  $50,000 to $99,999 55,613 32.5 37,799 20.3 -17,814 -32.0
  $100,000 to $149,999 21,913 12.8 39,967 21.5 18,054 82.4
  $150,000 to $199,999 6,739 3.9 34,396 18.5 27,657 410.4
  $200,000 to $299,999 2,980 1.7 28,130 15.1 25,150 844.0
  $300,000 to $499,999 784 0.5 10,875 5.8 10,091 1287.1
  $500,000 to $999,999 180 0.1 2,699 1.4 2,519 1399.4
  $1,000,000 or more 51 0.0 924 0.5 873 1711.8
Median value (dollars) 74,400... 128,600... 54,200 72.8

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $412 (2000) to $626 (2011) -- a change of $214 ( 51.94%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $818 (2000) to $1,155 (2011) -- a change of $337 ( 41.20%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 70,891 100.0 102,589 100.0 31,698 44.7
  Less than $300 1,022 1.4 195 0.2 -827 -80.9
  $300 to $499 7,908 11.2 3,502 3.4 -4,406 -55.7
  $500 to $699 16,215 22.9 10,156 9.9 -6,059 -37.4
  $700 to $999 23,644 33.4 24,500 23.9 856 3.6
  $1,000 to $1,499 15,936 22.5 37,498 36.6 21,562 135.3
  $1,500 to $1,999 3,946 5.6 17,067 16.6 13,121 332.5
  $2,000 or more 2,220 3.1 9,671 9.4 7,451 335.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 818... 1,155... 337 41.2
Housing units without a mortgage 51,187 72.2 83,665 100.0 32,478 63.4
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 270... 394... 124 45.9


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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