Pierce County, ND

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2022 Population
3,999
0.966% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.677% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
0.166% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,583
0.368% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$154,400
13.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pierce County, ND had a population of 4k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $59,583. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pierce County, ND declined from 4,038 to 3,999, a −0.966% decrease and its median household income declined from $59,803 to $59,583, a −0.368% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.55%).

None of the households in Pierce 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.

98.9% of the residents in Pierce County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pierce County, ND was $154,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.2%.

Most people in Pierce County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pierce County, ND is home to a population of 4k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.73% of Pierce County, ND residents were born outside of the country (69 people).

In 2022, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.71k people) in Pierce County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 63 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Pierce County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County, ND was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.71k ± 69
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    111 ± 60
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    63 ± 16
1.23%
Hispanic Population
49 people

In 2022, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.71k people) in Pierce County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 63 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.23% of the people in Pierce County, ND are hispanic (49 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.73%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
69 people
1.58%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
64 people

As of 2022, 1.73% of Pierce County, ND residents (69 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pierce County, ND was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    109 ± 54
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    76 ± 49
  3. Korea
    26 ± 25

Pierce County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pierce County, ND employs 1.86k people. The largest industries in Pierce County, ND are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (324 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (294 people), and Educational Services (251 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($127,679), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($115,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($113,929).

Occupations

1.86k
2022 Value
± 221
−2.52%
1 Year decline
± 16.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County, ND declined at a rate of −2.52%, from 1.91k employees to 1.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County, ND, are Management Occupations (440 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (226 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.86k
2022 Value
± 221
−2.52%
1 Year decline
± 16.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pierce County, ND declined at a rate of −2.52%, from 1.91k employees to 1.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County, ND, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (324 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (294 people), and Educational Services (251 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierce County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Pierce 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

$57,058
Median earning men ± $6,356
$32,429
Median earning women ± $5,787

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($132,863), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($114,643), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,885).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,000), Retail Trade ($46,146), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.83%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 428k people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.83% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.3%.

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. 58
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 56
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 48
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pierce County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 74.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.79%).

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.

Pierce 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 Pierce County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Pierce 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 Pierce County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.399% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.605% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (157k), Some college (149k), and Bachelors Degree (122k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County, ND was $154,400 in 2022, which is 0.548 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $135,800 to $154,400, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County, ND is 80.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pierce County, ND have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pierce County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$154,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,771
$1,354
Median Property Taxes
±$185

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 Pierce County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pierce County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.2%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.2% of the housing units in Pierce County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9561
  2. Census Tract 9562

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

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Household Income

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$59,583
Median Household Income
± $11,961
1.69k
Number of Households
± 209

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.69k households in Pierce County, ND declined from $59,583 from the previous year's value of $59,803.

The following chart displays the households in Pierce 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 Pierce County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.4%)
  3. Walked (4.42%)

In 2022, 83.2% of workers in Pierce County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.4%) and those who walked to work (4.42%).

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

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County, ND have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.366% of the workforce in Pierce 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 Pierce County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pierce County, ND have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County, ND (429 out of 3.83k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierce County, ND is White, followed by Native American 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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Health

92.7% of the population of Pierce County, ND has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 9.4% on Medicaid, 19.4% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 2.32% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 24% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.29%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
9.4%
Medicaid
19.4%
Medicare
18.9%
Non-Group
2.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County, ND grew by 20.3% from 6.06% to 7.29%.

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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 40.4% in Pierce County, ND.

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