Ransom County, ND

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Population

5,411

0.843% decline

Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$62,524

9.52% growth

Poverty Rate

6.61%


Number of Employees

2,794

1.62% decline

Median Property Value

$120,600

6.16% growth

About

In 2017, Ransom County, ND had a population of 5.41k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $62,524. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ransom County, ND declined from 5,457 to 5,411, a -0.843% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,088 to $62,524, a 9.52% increase.

The population of Ransom County, ND is 95% White Alone, 1.85% Two or More Races, and 1.59% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ransom County, ND speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ransom County, ND is $120,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Ransom County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Ransom County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ransom County, ND employs 2.79k people. The largest industries in Ransom County, ND are Manufacturing (585 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (451 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,389), Transportation & Warehousing ($59,904), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,327).

Median household income in Ransom County, ND is $62,524. Males in Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,524

2017 value

± $4,175

9.52%

1 Year Growth

± 8.83%

Households in Ransom County, ND have a median annual income of $62,524, 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 $57,088 in 2016, which represents a 9.52% 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 North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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 Ransom 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9690

  2. Census Tract 9691

  3. Census Tract 9689

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ransom County, ND was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $66,957, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9689, with respective values of $55,262 and $49,013.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ransom County, ND (347 out of 5.25k 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 Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. White

    335 ± 69

  2. Asian

    7 ± 66

  3. Two Or More

    5 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ransom County, ND is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

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

2.79k

2017 Value

± 214

-1.62%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ransom County, ND declined at a rate of -1.62%, from 2.84k employees to 2.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ransom County, ND, are Management Occupations (437 people), Production Occupations (365 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (255 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ransom County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ransom County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (437 people), Production Occupations (365 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (255 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ransom County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.15 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.25 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ransom County, ND, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,156), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,913), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($52,273).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.79k

2017 Value

± 214

-1.62%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ransom County, ND declined at a rate of -1.62%, from 2.84k employees to 2.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ransom County, ND, are Manufacturing (585 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (451 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ransom County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (585 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (451 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ransom County, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.07 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ransom County, ND, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,389), Transportation & Warehousing ($59,904), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,327).

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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 ($11.4B) and Other ag prods. ($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

95.9% of the population of Ransom County, ND has health coverage, with 56.3% on employee plans, 8.25% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 0.78% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ransom County, ND see 1816 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0551% increase from the previous year (1815 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1351 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2702 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

1,816 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ransom County, ND see an average of 1,816 patients per year. This represents a 0.0551% increase from the previous year (1,815 patients).

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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

4.05%

Uninsured

56.3%

Employer Coverage

8.25%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

17.3%

Non-Group

0.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ransom County, ND declined by 16.1% from 4.83% to 4.05%.

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

Ransom County, ND is home to a population of 5.41k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.87% of Ransom County, ND residents were born outside of the country (101 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ransom County, ND is composed of 5.14k White Alone residents (95%), 100 Two or More Races residents (1.85%), 86 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.59%), 38 Black or African American Alone residents (0.702%), 35 Asian Alone residents (0.647%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.222%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ransom County, ND are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ransom County, ND was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Ransom County, ND are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ransom County, ND residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

101 people

1.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

82 people

As of 2017, 1.87% of Ransom County, ND residents (101 people) 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 Ransom County, ND was 1.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Ransom County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ransom County, ND was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.14k ± 13

  2. Two or More Races

    100 ± 59.4

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    86 ± 65.7

In 2017, there were 51.4 times more White Alone residents (5.14k people) in Ransom County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 100 Two or More Races and 86 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ransom County, ND citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ransom County, ND was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ransom County, ND are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    160 ± 46

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    47 ± 29

  3. Korea

    45 ± 26

Ransom County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ransom County, ND was $120,600 in 2017, which is 0.554 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,600 to $120,600, a 6.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Ransom County, ND is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ransom County, ND have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ransom 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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$62,524

Median Household Income

± $4,175

2.33k

Number of Households

± 181

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.33k households in Ransom County, ND grew to $62,524 from the previous year's value of $57,088.

The following chart displays the households in Ransom 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

$120,600

2017 Median

± $6,477

$113,600

2016 Median

± $5,986

In 2017, the median property value in Ransom County, ND grew to to $120,600 from the previous year's value of $113,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ransom County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ransom County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

67.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in Ransom County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ransom County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ransom County, ND have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Ransom County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.61%

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

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