- Growing ND by the Numbers
Using the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of rural areas, 704 of the 3,142 counties in the United States are completely rural. Of those 704 counties, 39 are in North Dakota. Rural population in North Dakota represents 38.4 percent of the state's total population. For more information on the topic of rural population, check out December's edition of Growing ND by the Numbers.
- 2016 Population Estimates
Community-level estimates for 2016 were recently released. See the U.S. Census Bureau press release
for details. 2016 population estimates for North Dakota's communities are available now on American FactFinder
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
- Population Change by County