Barnes County, ND

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2021 Population
10,869
2.62% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
44.3
0.225% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
10.6%
7.43% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$64,016
5.86% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$146,800
6.15% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
5,667
0.177% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Barnes County, ND had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $64,016. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Barnes County, ND grew from 10,592 to 10,869, a 2.62% increase and its median household income grew from $60,472 to $64,016, a 5.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barnes County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%), and White (Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Barnes County, ND reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Barnes County, ND are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barnes County, ND are Valley City State University (454 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Barnes County, ND was $146,800, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Barnes County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Barnes County, ND was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Barnes County, ND is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.31% of Barnes County, ND residents were born outside of the country (251 people).

In 2021, there were 26.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.75k people) in Barnes County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 374 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 197 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2021 Citizenship
98.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.3% of Barnes County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Barnes County, ND was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barnes County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.75k ± 200
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    374 ± 210
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    197 ± 21
2.36%
Hispanic Population
257 people

In 2021, there were 26.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.75k people) in Barnes County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 374 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 197 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.36% of the people in Barnes County, ND are hispanic (257 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Barnes County, ND as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    2,882 ± 1,316 people
  2. Mexico
    2,860 ± 1,311 people
  3. Liberia
    2,541 ± 1,236 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Canada, the natal country of 2,882 North Dakota residents, followed by Mexico with 2,860 and Liberia with 2,541.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
251 people
2.46%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
261 people

As of 2021, 2.31% of Barnes County, ND residents (251 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barnes County, ND was 2.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    259 ± 76
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    239 ± 94
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    68 ± 59

Barnes County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Barnes County, ND employs 5.67k people. The largest industries in Barnes County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (936 people), Educational Services (667 people), and Manufacturing (641 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,438), Utilities ($63,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,309).

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,494. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.433, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.67k
2021 Value
± 414
0.177%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Barnes County, ND grew at a rate of 0.177%, from 5.66k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barnes County, ND, are Management Occupations (748 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (624 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (481 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barnes County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.67k
2021 Value
± 414
0.177%
1 Year growth
± 10.2%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Barnes County, ND grew at a rate of 0.177%, from 5.66k employees to 5.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barnes County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (936 people), Educational Services (667 people), and Manufacturing (641 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,826
Median earning men ± $4,481
$33,641
Median earning women ± $1,741

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($65,369), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,669), and Wholesale Trade ($57,273).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,221), Wholesale Trade ($48,750), and Construction ($43,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 97
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 97
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 70
    Wholesale Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $66.1k
    Manufacturing
  2. $43.2k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $31.9k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $70.8B
  2. $9.25B
  3. $8.64B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $70.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($9.25B) and Other ag prods. ($8.64B).

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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$154B
2020 Value in North Dakota
$278B
Projected 2050 Value in North Dakota
81.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Dakota trade was $154B. This is expected to increase 81.1% to $278B by 2050.

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. $27.1B
  2. $17.1B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $27.1B, followed by Texas with $17.1B and Minnesota and $15.8B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barnes County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.89%).

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Barnes County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing North Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Barnes County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Barnes County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Barnes County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Barnes County, ND awarded 454 degrees. The student population of Barnes County, ND in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 690 male students and 996 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barnes County, ND are White (402 and 90.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15 and 3.38%), Two or More Races (13 and 2.93%), and Unknown (6 and 1.35%).

The largest universities in Barnes County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Valley City State University (454 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barnes County, ND are Elementary Education & Teaching (103 and 22.7%), Reading Teacher Education (51 and 11.2%), and Technology & Industrial Arts Teacher Education (25 and 5.51%).

The median tuition cost in Barnes County, ND for a public four year colleges is $6,364 for in-state students and $11,138 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Barnes County, ND, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 54.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 1,686 (40.9% men and 59.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 1,686 students enrolled in Barnes County, ND, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,420 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 103 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Barnes County, ND was General Business Administration & Management with 23 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
454 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valley City State University with 454 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 135 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barnes County, ND, which is 0.423 times less than the 319 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 402 degrees mean that there were 26.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,364) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,831) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.295% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.458% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (158k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (120k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Barnes County, ND was $146,800 in 2021, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $138,300 to $146,800, a 6.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Barnes County, ND is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Barnes County, ND have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barnes County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barnes County, ND is $64,016. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barnes County, ND was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $78,894, followed by Census Tract 9679 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $72,917 and $58,906.

In 2022, 9.93% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

Property

$146,800
Median Property Value 2021
±$16,134
$3,645
Median Property Taxes
±$309

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

75.4%
Homeownership
2021
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 75.4% of the housing units in Barnes County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9680
  2. Census Tract 9679
  3. Census Tract 9682

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barnes County, ND was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $78,894, followed by Census Tract 9679 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $72,917 and $58,906.

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

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Household Income

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$64,016
Median Household Income
± $6,653
4.83k
Number of Households
± 388

In 2021, the median household income of the 4.83k households in Barnes County, ND grew to $64,016 from the previous year's value of $60,472.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barnes County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.432
2020 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2021, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.433 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.244% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.9%)
  3. Walked (6.5%)

In 2021, 78.4% of workers in Barnes County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.9%) and those who walked to work (6.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barnes County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.86% of the workforce in Barnes County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.93% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barnes County, ND (1.1k out of 10.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 181 in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 138 per 100,000 population.

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94.1% of the population of Barnes County, ND has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 7.68% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barnes County, ND see 947 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (958 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1300 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1156 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barnes County, ND

Primary care physicians in Barnes County, ND see an average of 947 patients per year. This represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (958 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.86%
Uninsured
52%
Employer Coverage
7.68%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barnes County, ND grew by 28.1% from 4.57% to 5.86%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.8% in Barnes County, ND.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.9% in Barnes County, ND.

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