Walsh County, ND

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Population

10,920

0.682% decline

Poverty Rate

9.89%


Median Age

44.6


Median Household Income

$50,781

0.782% decline

Number of Employees

5,545

0.485% decline

Median Property Value

$83,700

2.95% growth

About

In 2017, Walsh County, ND had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $50,781. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Walsh County, ND declined from 10,995 to 10,920, a -0.682% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,181 to $50,781, a -0.782% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walsh County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.9%), White (Hispanic) (7.23%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.01%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.998%). N/A% of the people in Walsh County, ND speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Walsh County, ND is $83,700, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Walsh County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Walsh County, ND is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Walsh County, ND employs 5.55k people. The largest industries in Walsh County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,058 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,056 people), and Manufacturing (569 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,688), Public Administration ($50,688), and Finance & Insurance ($49,559).

Median household income in Walsh County, ND is $50,781. Males in Walsh 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 Walsh County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,781

2017 value

± $3,287

-0.782%

1 Year Growth

± 8.2%

Households in Walsh County, ND have a median annual income of $50,781, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,181 in 2016, which represents a -0.782% 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 Walsh 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 9578

  2. Census Tract 9583

  3. Census Tract 9581

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walsh County, ND was Census Tract 9578 with a value of $63,547, followed by Census Tract 9583 and Census Tract 9581, with respective values of $57,321 and $52,368.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walsh County, ND (1.05k out of 10.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    941 ± 143

  2. Hispanic

    105 ± 86

  3. Native American

    56 ± 85

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

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

5.55k

2017 Value

± 314

-0.485%

1 Year decline

± 7.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walsh County, ND declined at a rate of -0.485%, from 5.57k employees to 5.55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walsh County, ND, are Management Occupations (772 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (609 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (554 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walsh County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walsh County, ND, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (772 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (609 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (554 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walsh County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.8 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.6 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walsh County, ND, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($142,647), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,125), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,382).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.55k

2017 Value

± 314

-0.485%

1 Year decline

± 7.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walsh County, ND declined at a rate of -0.485%, from 5.57k employees to 5.55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walsh County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,058 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,056 people), and Manufacturing (569 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walsh County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Walsh 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 Walsh County, ND, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,058 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,056 people), and Manufacturing (569 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walsh County, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.1 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.65 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walsh County, ND, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,688), Public Administration ($50,688), and Finance & Insurance ($49,559).

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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. $43.9B

  2. $11.7B

  3. $11B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $43.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($11.7B) and Other ag prods. ($11B).

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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$118B

2020 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

4.17% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Dakota trade was $118B. This is expected to increase 4.17% 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. $13.1B

  2. $10B

  3. $8.77B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $13.1B, followed by Texas with $10B and Illinois and $8.77B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Walsh County, ND has health coverage, with 45.8% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 0.829% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Walsh County, ND see 2179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% decrease from the previous year (2194 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1817 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2181 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

2,179 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Walsh County, ND see an average of 2,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% decrease from the previous year (2,194 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walsh County, ND in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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

6.69%

Uninsured

45.8%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

19%

Non-Group

0.829%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walsh County, ND declined by 10.9% from 7.51% to 6.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walsh 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%.

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Diversity

Walsh County, ND is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.52% of Walsh County, ND residents were born outside of the country (494 people).

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.27k people) in Walsh County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 789 White (Hispanic) and 329 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Walsh County, ND was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Walsh County, ND are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Walsh County, ND residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

494 people

3.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

432 people

As of 2017, 4.52% of Walsh County, ND residents (494 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 Walsh County, ND was 3.93%, 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

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Walsh County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Walsh County, ND was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walsh County, ND

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    9.27k ± 18

  2. White (Hispanic)

    789 ± 128

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    329 ± 107

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.27k people) in Walsh County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 789 White (Hispanic) and 329 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    230 ± 57

  2. Korea

    137 ± 40

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    72 ± 35

Walsh County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walsh County, ND was $83,700 in 2017, which is 0.364 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,300 to $83,700, a 2.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Walsh County, ND is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walsh County, ND have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walsh County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$83,700

2017 Median

± $5,182

$81,300

2016 Median

± $4,588

In 2017, the median property value in Walsh County, ND grew to to $83,700 from the previous year's value of $81,300.

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

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Household Income

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$50,781

Median Household Income

± $3,287

4.84k

Number of Households

± 284

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.84k households in Walsh County, ND declined from $50,781 from the previous year's value of $51,181.

The following chart displays the households in Walsh 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

74.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Walsh County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Walsh County, ND compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walsh County, ND have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Walsh County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Walsh County, ND was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.3%) and those who Worked At Home (5.47%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Walsh County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walsh County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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