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Cities & States

Cass County
Population: 162,500
Burleigh County
Population: 88,223
Grand Forks County
Population: 68,979
Ward County
Population: 67,736
Williams County
Population: 29,619
Morton County
Population: 28,985
Stark County
Population: 28,628
Stutsman County
Population: 21,076
Richland County
Population: 16,317
Rolette County
Population: 14,498

North Dakota

State of North Dakota Demographics

Located in the Great Plains of the Midwest, the Peace Garden State’s economy has been driven by energy exploration in the Bakken Shale formation, heavy reliance upon agricultural commodities such as wheat, and proximity to Canada. North Dakota has recently shown pressures of lower oil prices, and job gains pace is at five-year low. Economic growth is dependent upon creating economic drivers outside energy and agriculture, and enhancing transportation and utility infrastructure to accommodate energy industry growth. (Source: North Dakota Legislative Budget)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of North Dakota for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. North Dakota has a positive if unremarkable employment scorecard. The labor force grew a slight 0.28 percent. Similarly, the labor force participation rate increased a slight 0.2 percent, and remains a very healthy 71.8 percent. The unemployment rate is also a very low 2.3 percent after a 0.8 percent decline. You can view what jobs are available in North Dakota, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

north dakota demographics

View more North Dakota demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of North Dakota below. More employment information for the State of North Dakota and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; construction; and accommodation and food services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)


Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
6.9% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in North Dakota

Directory of Counties in North Dakota

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