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Burleigh County, ND&

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2.45% growth
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Median Household Income
1.37% growth
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2.32% growth
Median Property Value
9.3% growth


The economy of Burleigh County, ND employs 49,375 people. The economy of Burleigh County, ND is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 4.09; 3.27; and 1.66 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Burleigh County, ND are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,410), Retail trade (5,845), and Construction (4,069), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($69,359), Utilities ($64,966), and Transportation & Warehousing ($48,063).

Median household income in Burleigh County, ND is $65,254. Males in Burleigh County, ND have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,333. The income inequality of Burleigh County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Burleigh County, ND. In Burleigh County, ND the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 107 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,135. Ward County, ND has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Dakota.


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Burleigh County, ND is home to a population of 88,223 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Burleigh County, ND is composed of 80,347 White residents (91.1%), 3,321 Native residents (3.76%), 1,636 Two+ residents (1.85%), 1,542 Hispanic residents (1.75%), and 755 Black residents (0.86%). The most common foreign languages in Burleigh County, ND are German (1,521 speakers), Spanish (717 speakers), and Chinese (260 speakers), but compared to other places, Burleigh County, ND has a relative high number of German (1,521 speakers), Scandinavian (155 speakers), and Other Native North American (154 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Burleigh County, ND awarded 2,062 degrees. The student population of Burleigh County, ND is skewed towards females, with 966 male students and 1,096 female students. Most students in Burleigh County, ND are White (1,723 and 83.6%), followed by American Indian (91 and 4.41%), Unknown (75 and 3.64%), and Black or African American (61 and 2.96%). The largest universities in Burleigh County, ND by number of graduates are Bismarck State College (1,125 and 54.6%), University of Mary (801 and 38.8%), and United Tribes Technical College (83 and 4.03%). The most popular majors in Burleigh County, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (402 and 19.5%), Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (103 and 5%), and Other Industrial Production Technology (75 and 3.64%). The median tuition costs in Burleigh County, ND are $15,440 for private four year colleges, and $2,861 and $7,640 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 Burleigh County, ND is $199,200, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $182,300 to $199,200, a 9.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Burleigh County, ND is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Burleigh County, ND have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Burleigh County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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