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The North Dakota Census Office within the North Dakota Department of Commerce serves as the state's liaison to the US Census Bureau and is the state repository of census information.

This site contains general data for North Dakota regarding the 2010 Census and estimates released since its completion. If you need more in-depth information than the resources found here, please visit our Contact Us page to submit a data request.

What's New
  • Growing ND by the Numbers

North Dakota's poverty rate has been trending downward for the last ten years reaching 10.3 percent for the year 2017, 9th lowest among the 50 states.  To see more about the reduction in poverty in North Dakota, check out the November issue of Growing ND by the Numbers.

  • 2017 Population Estimates
Community-level estimates for 2017 were recently released.  See the U.S. Census Bureau press release for details.  2017 population estimates for North Dakota's communities are available now on American FactFinder.

U.S. Census Bureau releases county population estimates for 2017.  See the Census Bureau's release for more information.  The release also includes 2017 population estimates for metropolitan and micropolitan regions.
North Dakota Population Reverses Trend and Falls to 755,393, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.  
  • North Dakota Census Office Population Projections of the State, Regions and Counties 2016
This paper provides three scenarios of population change for the state of North Dakota. Each of the scenarios use the same inputs such as fertility rates by age of the mother or life expectancy with the expectation of the rate of migration into or out of a given county, region or the state. This paper is an attempt to present what is expected to be the population of each county, region and the state at the mid-point of each five year interval. See North Dakota Census Office Population Projections of the State, Regions and Counties 2016 for details.
  • Population Change by County
Interesting visual of population growth by county and the source of the change.  Compliments of the US Census Bureau.  Zoom in to more clearly see the change in North Dakota and our neighbors.
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