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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.



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  • Newsletter for March
American Indian has been North Dakota's largest racial minority since statehood.  See how the socioeconomic statistics for our largest minority group has gradually impoved by reading this month's newsletter.
  • 2020 Population Estimates

North Dakota reaches another all-time high in population.  New state-level population estimates place North Dakota at 765,309.  See the U.S. Census Bureau press release for details.  Here is a table with our state highlighted: 2020 Population Estimates by State

  • 2019 Population Estimates
Community-level estimates for 2019 are available.  See this table for details: 2019 Population Estimates by City

County-level estimates are also available for 2019.  The population estimates for each county are available in this table: 2019 Population Estimates by County  Additionally, components of change for each county are available in this table: 2019 Components of Change by County
 
  • 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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