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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 that the resources found here, please visit our Contact Us page to submit a data request.

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About Us

The North Dakota Census Office will assist in US Census reporting, interpret data and respond to public requests for demographic and economic information.

The North Dakota Census Office also serves as North Dakota's representative to the Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates (FSCPE) and the Federal-State Cooperative for Population Projections (FSCPP). The North Dakota Census Office serves as the lead agency in the state census network which consists of two coordinating agencies and 16 affiliates throughout the state.



What's New
  • Growing ND by the Numbers
This month we highlight three important annual surveys.  The Building Permits Survey (BPS), Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), and the Group Quarters Report (GQR) each play an important part ensuring an accurate population count credited to the rightful governmental entity.  See the October edition of Growing ND by the Numbers for more information.
  • 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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