Rolette County, ND

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Population

14,657

0.342% growth

Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$36,170

3.06% decline

Poverty Rate

32.4%


Number of Employees

5,112

2.26% decline

Median Property Value

$73,700

0.271% decline

About

In 2017, Rolette County, ND had a population of 14.7k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $36,170. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rolette County, ND grew from 14,607 to 14,657, a 0.342% increase and its median household income declined from $37,313 to $36,170, a -3.06% decrease.

The population of Rolette County, ND is 78.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 18.8% White Alone, and 1.78% Two or More Races. 1.3% of the people in Rolette County, ND speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rolette County, ND are Turtle Mountain Community College (159 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Rolette County, ND is $73,700, and the homeownership rate is 69%. Most people in Rolette County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Rolette County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Rolette County, ND borders Bottineau County, ND, Pierce County, ND, and Towner County, ND.

Economy

The economy of Rolette County, ND employs 5.11k people. The largest industries in Rolette County, ND are Educational Services (959 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (865 people), and Retail Trade (477 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,077), Wholesale Trade ($52,083), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($41,953).

Median household income in Rolette County, ND is $36,170. Males in Rolette 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 Rolette County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,170

2017 value

± $3,571

-3.06%

1 Year Growth

± 15.4%

Households in Rolette County, ND have a median annual income of $36,170, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,313 in 2016, which represents a -3.06% 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 Rolette County, ND made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Rolette County, ND by number of full-time 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 Rolette 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 Rolette 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 9519

  2. Census Tract 9516

  3. Census Tract 9517

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rolette County, ND was Census Tract 9519 with a value of $42,130, followed by Census Tract 9516 and Census Tract 9517, with respective values of $41,438 and $30,724.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rolette 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

32.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rolette County, ND (4.67k out of 14.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

    4,265 ± 314

  2. White

    228 ± 71

  3. Two Or More

    91 ± 68

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

5.11k

2017 Value

± 360

-2.26%

1 Year decline

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rolette County, ND declined at a rate of -2.26%, from 5.23k employees to 5.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rolette County, ND, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (649 people), Management Occupations (630 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (619 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rolette County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rolette County, ND, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (649 people), Management Occupations (630 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (619 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rolette County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.62 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.1 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rolette County, ND, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,788), Management Occupations ($63,750), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,042).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.11k

2017 Value

± 360

-2.26%

1 Year decline

± 10%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rolette County, ND declined at a rate of -2.26%, from 5.23k employees to 5.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rolette County, ND, are Educational Services (959 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (865 people), and Retail Trade (477 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rolette County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Rolette 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 Rolette County, ND, by number of employees, are Educational Services (959 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (865 people), and Retail Trade (477 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rolette County, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.95 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.4 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rolette County, ND, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,077), Wholesale Trade ($52,083), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($41,953).

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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

72.2% of the population of Rolette County, ND has health coverage, with 29.5% on employee plans, 27.6% on Medicaid, 8.05% on Medicare, 6.73% on non-group plans, and 0.344% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rolette County, ND see 3662 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.219% increase from the previous year (3654 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 977 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

3,662 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rolette County, ND see an average of 3,662 patients per year. This represents a 0.219% increase from the previous year (3,654 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

Data only available at state level.

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

27.8%

Uninsured

29.5%

Employer Coverage

27.6%

Medicaid

8.05%

Medicare

6.73%

Non-Group

0.344%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rolette County, ND declined by 4.76% from 29.2% to 27.8%.

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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

Rolette County, ND is home to a population of 14.7k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.641% of Rolette County, ND residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rolette County, ND is composed of 11.4k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (78.1%), 2.75k White Alone residents (18.8%), 261 Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 72 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.491%), 66 Black or African American Alone residents (0.45%), 49 Asian Alone residents (0.334%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.102%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rolette County, ND are Other Native North American Languages (84 speakers), German (21 speakers), and Navajo (15 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

70

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 26.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rolette County, ND was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 70. But people in Rolette County, ND are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rolette County, ND residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.641%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.644%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.641% of Rolette 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 Rolette County, ND was 0.644%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Rolette County, ND was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 Rolette 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 Rolette County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rolette County, ND was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    11.4k ± 140

  2. White Alone

    2.75k ± 20

  3. Two or More Races

    261 ± 91

In 2017, there were 4.16 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.4k people) in Rolette County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.75k White Alone and 261 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rolette 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

    84 speakers (0.646%)

  2. German

    21 speakers (0.162%)

  3. Navajo

    15 speakers (0.115%)

1.3% of Rolette 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 Rolette County, ND was Other Native North American Languages. 0.646% of the overall population of Rolette County, ND are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 0.162% speak German and 0.115% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    219 ± 64

  2. Korea

    78 ± 38

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    54 ± 39

Rolette County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rolette County, ND awarded 159 degrees. The student population of Rolette County, ND is skewed towards women, with 228 male students and 356 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rolette County, ND are American Indian or Alaska Native (153 and 96.2%), followed by White (6 and 3.77%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Rolette County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Turtle Mountain Community College (159 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rolette County, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (40 and 25.2%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (20 and 12.6%), and Welding Technology (19 and 11.9%).

The median tuition costs in Rolette County, ND are $1,776 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rolette County, ND was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rolette County, ND according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

159 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$1,776

Median Private

In 2016, the Rolette County, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was Turtle Mountain Community College with 159 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

87

Degrees Awarded to Men

72

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 87 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rolette County, ND, which is 1.21 times more than the 72 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    153 degrees awarded

  2. White

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rolette County, ND were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 153 degrees mean that there were 25.5 times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rolette County, ND was $73,700 in 2017, which is 0.339 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,900 to $73,700, a 0.271% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rolette County, ND is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rolette County, ND have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rolette 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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$36,170

Median Household Income

± $3,571

4.74k

Number of Households

± 332

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.74k households in Rolette County, ND declined from $36,170 from the previous year's value of $37,313.

The following chart displays the households in Rolette 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$73,700

2017 Median

± $5,263

$73,900

2016 Median

± $4,573

In 2017, the median property value in Rolette County, ND declined from to $73,700 from the previous year's value of $73,900.

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

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rolette County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rolette County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

69%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69% of the housing units in Rolette County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

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

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rolette County, ND have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.93% of the workforce in Rolette County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.27%

  3. Carpooled

    3.85%

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

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