Barnes County, ND

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Population

10,971

0.562% decline

Median Age

44.5


Median Household Income

$56,237

0.823% growth

Poverty Rate

10%


Number of Employees

5,780

0.0346% decline

Median Property Value

$117,200

21.2% growth

About

In 2017, Barnes County, ND had a population of 11k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $56,237. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barnes County, ND declined from 11,033 to 10,971, a -0.562% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,778 to $56,237, a 0.823% increase.

The population of Barnes County, ND is 92.9% White Alone, 2.01% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 1.89% Hispanic or Latino. 2.35% of the people in Barnes County, ND speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barnes County, ND are Valley City State University (329 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Barnes County, ND is $117,200, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Barnes County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Barnes County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Barnes County, ND employs 5.78k people. The largest industries in Barnes County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (876 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (710 people), and Educational Services (667 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,516), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,694), and Utilities ($56,542).

Median household income in Barnes County, ND is $56,237. Males in Barnes County, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Barnes County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,237

2017 value

± $5,027

0.823%

1 Year Growth

± 11.7%

Households in Barnes County, ND have a median annual income of $56,237, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,778 in 2016, which represents a 0.823% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in Barnes County, ND made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Barnes County, ND workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barnes County, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9680

  2. Census Tract 9683

  3. Census Tract 9679

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barnes County, ND was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $63,920, followed by Census Tract 9683 and Census Tract 9679, with respective values of $56,603 and $52,539.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Barnes County, ND colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barnes County, ND (1.04k out of 10.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    772 ± 146

  2. Native American

    150 ± 105

  3. Two Or More

    110 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barnes County, ND is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.78k

2017 Value

± 402

-0.0346%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barnes County, ND declined at a rate of -0.0346%, from 5.78k employees to 5.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barnes County, ND, are Management Occupations (863 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (638 people), and Production Occupations (456 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barnes County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barnes County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (863 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (638 people), and Production Occupations (456 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barnes County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.46 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.95 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barnes County, ND, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($125,152), Legal Occupations ($75,208), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,552).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.78k

2017 Value

± 402

-0.0346%

1 Year decline

± 9.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barnes County, ND declined at a rate of -0.0346%, from 5.78k employees to 5.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barnes County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (876 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (710 people), and Educational Services (667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barnes County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Barnes County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Barnes County, ND, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (876 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (710 people), and Educational Services (667 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barnes County, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.4 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.86 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barnes County, ND, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,516), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,694), and Utilities ($56,542).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.1B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains with $11.4B and Other ag prods. and $10.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B

2015 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.8B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.9% of the population of Barnes County, ND has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 7.67% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 2.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Barnes County, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Barnes County, ND see 1233 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.404% decrease from the previous year (1238 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1821 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,233 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Barnes County, ND see an average of 1,233 patients per year. This represents a 0.404% decrease from the previous year (1,238 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barnes County, ND in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.1%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

7.67%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

20.8%

Non-Group

2.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barnes County, ND declined by 24.7% from 6.76% to 5.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Barnes County, ND changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Barnes County, ND is home to a population of 11k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.24% of Barnes County, ND residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Barnes County, ND is composed of 10.2k White Alone residents (92.9%), 221 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.01%), 207 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.89%), 196 Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 94 Black or African American Alone residents (0.857%), 58 Asian Alone residents (0.529%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0638%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Barnes County, ND are Spanish or Spanish Creole (114 speakers), Scandinavian Languages (64 speakers), and German (36 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barnes County, ND was 44.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Barnes County, ND are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Barnes County, ND residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.24% of Barnes County, ND residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barnes County, ND was 0.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Barnes County, ND was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 Barnes County, ND residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Barnes County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barnes County, ND was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.2k ± 12

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    221 ± 119

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    207 ± 115

In 2017, there were 46.1 times more White Alone residents (10.2k people) in Barnes County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 221 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 207 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    114 speakers (1.08%)

  2. Scandinavian Languages

    64 speakers (0.607%)

  3. German

    36 speakers (0.342%)

2.35% of Barnes County, ND citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Barnes County, ND was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.08% of the overall population of Barnes County, ND are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.607% speak Scandinavian Languages and 0.342% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    282 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    227 ± 86

  3. World War II

    76 ± 54

Barnes County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Barnes County, ND awarded 329 degrees. The student population of Barnes County, ND is skewed towards women, with 592 male students and 860 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barnes County, ND are White (287 and 91.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (10 and 3.17%), Two or More Races (7 and 2.22%), and Black or African American (4 and 1.27%).

The largest universities in Barnes County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Valley City State University (329 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barnes County, ND are Elementary Education & Teaching (95 and 28.9%), Technology & Industrial Arts Teacher Education (47 and 14.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (20 and 6.08%).

The median tuition costs in Barnes County, ND are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,282 and $14,103 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Barnes County, ND was Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science with 12 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Barnes County, ND according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

329 degrees awarded

$5,282

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Barnes County, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valley City State University with 329 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

104

Degrees Awarded to Men

225

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 104 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barnes County, ND, which is 0.462 times less than the 225 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    287 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Barnes County, ND were to White students. These 287 degrees mean that there were 28.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 10 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barnes County, ND was $117,200 in 2017, which is 0.539 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,700 to $117,200, a 21.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Barnes County, ND is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barnes County, ND have an average commute time of 16.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$56,237

Median Household Income

± $5,027

5.11k

Number of Households

± 355

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.11k households in Barnes County, ND grew to $56,237 from the previous year's value of $55,778.

The following chart displays the households in Barnes County, ND distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$117,200

2017 Median

± $12,856

$96,700

2016 Median

± $8,623

In 2017, the median property value in Barnes County, ND grew to to $117,200 from the previous year's value of $96,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Barnes County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barnes County, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Barnes County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barnes County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Barnes County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Barnes County, ND compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barnes County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barnes County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barnes County, ND have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Barnes County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Walked

    5.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Barnes County, ND was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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