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2.36% growth
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2.59% growth
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3.38% growth
Median Property Value
11.8% growth


The economy of North Dakota employs 378,111 people. The economy of North Dakota is specialized in Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers; Agricultural implement manufacturing; and U. S. Air Force, which employ respectively 14.72; 9.83; and 9.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in North Dakota are Construction (25,635), Elementary & secondary schools (21,870), and Hospitals (20,241), and the highest paying industries are Electric & gas, and other combinations ($129,355), Pipeline transportation ($119,400), and Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing ($118,115).

Median household income in North Dakota is $60,557. Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,064. The income inequality of North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 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 North Dakota. In North Dakota the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 78 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,200. Ward County, ND has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Dakota.


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North Dakota is home to a population of 756,928 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of North Dakota is composed of 650,304 White residents (85.9%), 36,789 Native residents (4.86%), 26,059 Hispanic residents (3.44%), 17,814 Two+ residents (2.35%), and 15,387 Black residents (2.03%). The most common foreign languages in North Dakota are Spanish (10,489 speakers), German (7,672 speakers), and African Languages (3,130 speakers), but compared to other places, North Dakota has a relative high number of Scandinavian (1,501 speakers), German (7,672 speakers), and Other Native North American (1,347 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in North Dakota awarded 12,646 degrees. The student population of North Dakota is skewed towards females, with 5,735 male students and 6,911 female students. Most students in North Dakota are White (10,110 and 79.9%), followed by American Indian (474 and 3.75%), Unknown (442 and 3.5%), and Black or African American (299 and 2.36%). The largest universities in North Dakota by number of graduates are University of North Dakota (3,204 and 25.3%), North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,160 and 25%), and Bismarck State College (1,125 and 8.9%). The most popular majors in North Dakota are Registered Nursing (433 and 3.42%), Elementary Education & Teaching (335 and 2.65%), and General Business Administration & Management (327 and 2.59%). The median tuition costs in North Dakota are $15,440 for private four year colleges, and $6,548 and $17,482 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 North Dakota is $180,900, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $161,800 to $180,900, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate of North Dakota is 61.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in North Dakota have an average commute time of 15.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Dakota is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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