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Barnes County, ND&

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-1.61% decline
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1.27% growth
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6.09% growth


The economy of Barnes County, ND employs 5,889 people. The economy of Barnes County, ND is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 7.38; 1.85; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Barnes County, ND are Educational Services (832), Healthcare & Social Assistance (805), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (586), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($47,976), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,778), and Utilities ($37,143).

Median household income in Barnes County, ND is $53,141. Males in Barnes County, ND have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,459. The income inequality of Barnes County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Barnes County, ND. In Barnes County, ND the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,951. Ward County, ND has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Dakota.


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Barnes County, ND is home to a population of 11,097 people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Barnes County, ND is composed of 10,403 White residents (93.7%), 224 Asian residents (2.02%), 174 Hispanic residents (1.57%), 104 Black residents (0.94%), and 104 Native residents (0.94%). The most common foreign languages in Barnes County, ND are Spanish (114 speakers), Scandinavian (64 speakers), and German (36 speakers), but compared to other places, Barnes County, ND has a relative high number of Scandinavian (64 speakers), German (36 speakers), and Other West Germanic (6 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Barnes County, ND awarded 322 degrees. The student population of Barnes County, ND is skewed towards females, with 121 male students and 201 female students. Most students in Barnes County, ND are White (277 and 86%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (13 and 4.04%), Two or more races (8 and 2.48%), and Black or African American (5 and 1.55%). The largest universities in Barnes County, ND by number of graduates are Valley City State University (322 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Barnes County, ND are Elementary Education & Teaching (104 and 32.3%), General Business Administration & Management (28 and 8.7%), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (22 and 6.83%). The median tuition costs in Barnes County, ND are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,153 and $13,759 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barnes County, ND is $97,600, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $92,000 to $97,600, a 6.09% increase. The homeownership rate of Barnes County, ND is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barnes County, ND have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barnes County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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