McKenzie County, ND

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Population

11,679

8.97% growth

Median Age

30.8


Median Household Income

$79,316

1.45% growth

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Number of Employees

5,984

11.2% growth

Median Property Value

$213,600

5.33% growth

About

In 2017, McKenzie County, ND had a population of 11.7k people with a median age of 30.8 and a median household income of $79,316. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McKenzie County, ND grew from 10,718 to 11,679, a 8.97% increase and its median household income grew from $78,179 to $79,316, a 1.45% increase.

The population of McKenzie County, ND is 78% White Alone, 12.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 7.03% Hispanic or Latino. 5.1% of the people in McKenzie County, ND speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in McKenzie County, ND is $213,600, and the homeownership rate is 58.4%. Most people in McKenzie County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in McKenzie County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of McKenzie County, ND employs 5.98k people. The largest industries in McKenzie County, ND are Construction (888 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (886 people), and Retail Trade (618 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,667), Utilities ($89,063), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,878).

Median household income in McKenzie County, ND is $79,316. Males in McKenzie 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 McKenzie County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,316

2017 value

± $9,257

1.45%

1 Year Growth

± 14.5%

Households in McKenzie County, ND have a median annual income of $79,316, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $78,179 in 2016, which represents a 1.45% 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 McKenzie 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 McKenzie 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 McKenzie 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9623

  2. Census Tract 9624

  3. Census Tract 9625

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McKenzie County, ND was Census Tract 9623 with a value of $96,433, followed by Census Tract 9624 and Census Tract 9625, with respective values of $77,083 and $69,531.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McKenzie County, ND (1.36k out of 11.6k 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 < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 45 - 54.

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. Native American

    630 ± 101

  2. White

    547 ± 156

  3. Hispanic

    134 ± 95

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

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

5.98k

2017 Value

± 500

11.2%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKenzie County, ND grew at a rate of 11.2%, from 5.38k employees to 5.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McKenzie County, ND, are Management Occupations (909 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (731 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (521 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McKenzie County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McKenzie County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (909 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (731 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (521 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McKenzie County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.57 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.18 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McKenzie County, ND, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($127,545), Management Occupations ($90,708), and Protective Service Occupations ($71,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.98k

2017 Value

± 500

11.2%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKenzie County, ND grew at a rate of 11.2%, from 5.38k employees to 5.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McKenzie County, ND, are Construction (888 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (886 people), and Retail Trade (618 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McKenzie County, ND, though some of these residents may live in McKenzie 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 McKenzie County, ND, by number of employees, are Construction (888 people), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (886 people), and Retail Trade (618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McKenzie County, ND has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (27.4 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.1 times), and Construction (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McKenzie County, ND, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,667), Utilities ($89,063), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,878).

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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

82.2% of the population of McKenzie County, ND has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 6.98% on Medicaid, 7.31% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 0.587% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in McKenzie County, ND see 12826 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.6% increase from the previous year (10996 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3155 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 12621 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

12,826 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McKenzie County, ND see an average of 12,826 patients per year. This represents a 16.6% increase from the previous year (10,996 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McKenzie 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

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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

17.8%

Uninsured

51.6%

Employer Coverage

6.98%

Medicaid

7.31%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

0.587%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McKenzie County, ND declined by 1.08% from 18% to 17.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McKenzie 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

McKenzie County, ND is home to a population of 11.7k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.97% of McKenzie County, ND residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of McKenzie County, ND is composed of 9.1k White Alone residents (78%), 1.42k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (12.1%), 821 Hispanic or Latino residents (7.03%), 205 Two or More Races residents (1.76%), 68 Asian Alone residents (0.582%), 65 Black or African American Alone residents (0.557%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McKenzie County, ND are Other Native North American Languages (172 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (85 speakers), and German (70 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in McKenzie County, ND was 30.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in McKenzie County, ND are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all McKenzie County, ND residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.97%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.877%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.97% of McKenzie 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 McKenzie County, ND was 0.877%, 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 McKenzie County, ND was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 McKenzie County, ND residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of McKenzie County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McKenzie County, ND was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.1k ± 4

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.42k ± 145

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    821 ± 222

In 2017, there were 6.43 times more White Alone residents (9.1k people) in McKenzie County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.42k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 821 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McKenzie County, ND as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Native North American Languages

    172 speakers (1.95%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    85 speakers (0.966%)

  3. German

    70 speakers (0.795%)

5.1% of McKenzie 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 McKenzie County, ND was Other Native North American Languages. 1.95% of the overall population of McKenzie County, ND are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 0.966% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.795% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    251 ± 84

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    156 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    97 ± 64

McKenzie County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McKenzie County, ND was $213,600 in 2017, which is 0.982 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $202,800 to $213,600, a 5.33% increase. The homeownership rate in McKenzie County, ND is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in McKenzie County, ND have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McKenzie 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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$79,316

Median Household Income

± $9,257

3.65k

Number of Households

± 342

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.65k households in McKenzie County, ND grew to $79,316 from the previous year's value of $78,179.

The following chart displays the households in McKenzie 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$213,600

2017 Median

± $17,158

$202,800

2016 Median

± $17,590

In 2017, the median property value in McKenzie County, ND grew to to $213,600 from the previous year's value of $202,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McKenzie 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 McKenzie County, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.4%

2017 Homeownership

59.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.4% of the housing units in McKenzie County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McKenzie 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 McKenzie County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McKenzie County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

16 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McKenzie County, ND have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in McKenzie County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.08%

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

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