The North Dakota State Data Center 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 decennial census and population estimates released since its completion.

The State Data Center 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 State Data Center serves as the lead agency in the state census network which consists of two coordinating agencies and 16 affiliates throughout the state.

If you need more in-depth information than the resources found here, please contact Kevin Iverson at (701) 328-5385.

North Dakota 2020 Census


What's New

2020 Census Redistricting Data

North Dakota reaches another all-time high in population.  The 2020 Census population total for North Dakota is 779,094.  Note that the 2020 Census Redistricting Data was recently released in an easier-to-use format.  See the U.S. Census Bureau press release for details.  North Dakota specific data can be found at this link.

2020 Census Population Totals

Community-level population totals for 2020 are available.  This would include those communities that are incorporated.  See this table for details: 2020 Population Totals by City

County-level population totals are also available for 2020.  The population totals for each county are available in this table.  The totals for the eight regions are also included: 2020 Population Totals by County 

Place-level totals include the incorporated communities and CDPs, or census data places.  They are available in this table: 2020 Population Totals by Place
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.
2024 North Dakota State Data Center Population Projections

The North Dakota Department of Commerce – State Data Center prepared population projections for the state between now and 2050.

Between 2010 and 2020, the state has gained more than 106,000 residents, and reached a population count of 779,094 as of April 1, 2020. The state of North Dakota is projected to reach a population of 831,543 by 2030, a 6% increase; 890,424 by 2040, a 14% increase; and 957,124 by 2050, a 23% increase from Census 2020.

2024 Projections



U.S. Census Data
The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

U.S. Census Home Page
The home page for the US Census Bureau.

Population and Housing Unit Estimates
Census web site with the current estimates for state, county and city.

Common Geographic Codes
A collection of helpful codes used in identifying common geographies as provided by the Missouri Census Data Center.

Census and ACS Information
Tool that allows the user to enter a location and get numerous data options with one click. Tool provided by the Missouri Census Data Center.

2020 Racial and Ethnic Diversity Index 
Interactive map showing racial and ethnic diversity in the 2020 Census.

2020 Population and Housing State Data
Interactive map showing population and housing.

American Community Survey (ACS) Release Schedule
Upcoming releases for the American Community Survey.

Tribal tool from the U.S. Census Bureau. North Dakota has five reservations within its borders.