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North Dakota Population Reaches an All-Time High of 757,952 Residents
Post Date: Dec 21 2016

The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show North Dakota’s population reached an all-time high of 757,952 residents this year, an increase of 1,117. Last year, North Dakota’s estimated 2015 population was 756,835 residents. 

Since Census 2010, North Dakota is estimated to have grown by 85,361 residents, including just over 28,000 from natural growth rate and nearly 56,300 in net migration.   

“Even with the slowdown in population growth this past year, North Dakota remains the state with the highest percentage growth since the last census in 2010 at 12.7 percent followed by Texas at 10.8 percent and Utah at 10.4 percent,” Kevin Iverson, manager of North Dakota’s Census Office. 

North Dakota’s natural rate growth from 2015 to 2016 was estimated to be 5,652. That figure is derived from 11,824 births less 6,172 deaths in the state. Net migration during that timeframe was estimated to be loss of 4,684. This was the first year showing a net loss due to out-migration since 2007.
 
Out-migration appears to have been offset by a higher rate of births than average for states. North Dakota was estimated to have the highest rate of births of any state after Utah. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there were 15.6 births per 1,000 women of child-bearing age in the state. 

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. For more information, visit: https://www.commerce.nd.gov/census

Additional demographic information will be released by the Census Bureau later in 2016.
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