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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

There are an estimated 7,600 grandparents residing in North Dakota with their grandchildren.  In about half of these instances, the grandparents are responsible for the grandchildren (rather than the parent).  For more information about North Dakota's "responsible grandparents", check out Growing ND by the Numbers for May.

  • U.S. Census Bureau releases county population estimates for 2016.  See the Census Bureau's release for more information.  The release also includes 2016 population estimates for metropolitan and micropolitan regions.
  • 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.
  • 2015 Population Estimates
Population estimates for states were released today (December 22, 2015).  For the fourth year in a row, North Dakota is the fastest growing state.  See the Governor's release "Dalrymple Welcomes News of State's Record Population" and the U.S. Census Bureau's release "North Carolina Becomes Ninth State With 10 Million or More People, Census Bureau Reports" for details.
  • 2014 Population Estimates
Estimates for counties, metropolitans, and micropolitans were released March 26, 2015.  See "U.S. Census Bureau Report Shows Growth Across North Dakota" in our News Center for highlights.  Population estimates for North Dakota's counties, metros, and micros are now available on American FactFinder.

Latest state population estimates are out. North Dakota continues to lead in percentage growth. Check out the US Census Bureau release for more information.
  • 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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