North Dakota Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for North Dakota, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2022 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in North Dakota

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in North Dakota based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 58047 Cass County, Richland County $183,970.00
2 58042 Cass County $176,377.00
3 58843 Williams County $159,569.00
4 58005 Cass County $147,606.00
5 58835 McKenzie County $139,398.00
6 58030 Richland County $136,505.00
7 58521 Burleigh County $135,582.00
8 58773 Burke County, Mountrail County $135,174.00
9 58051 Cass County, Richland County $133,192.00
10 58831 McKenzie County $132,751.00
11 58503 Burleigh County $127,089.00
12 58781 Ward County $126,167.00
13 58021 Cass County $123,151.00
14 58854 Dunn County, McKenzie County $122,735.00
15 58576 McLean County $122,359.00
16 58059 Cass County $121,856.00
17 58655 Stark County $121,352.00
18 58784 Burke County, Mountrail County $121,048.00
19 58078 Cass County $119,616.00
20 58081 Richland County $117,839.00
21 58251 Grand Forks County $117,735.00
22 58651 Bowman County, Slope County $116,791.00
23 58104 Cass County $116,663.00
24 58006 Cass County $115,593.00
25 58801 McKenzie County, Williams County $114,306.00
26 58425 Griggs County $113,894.00
27 58718 Mountrail County, Renville County, Ward County $113,086.00
28 58275 Grand Forks County, Traill County $113,036.00
29 58640 Dunn County $112,569.00
30 58580 Mercer County $112,054.00
31 58278 Grand Forks County $111,777.00
32 58849 Williams County $110,729.00
33 58793 Bottineau County $110,465.00
34 58558 Burleigh County $109,609.00
35 58554 Morton County, Oliver County $108,775.00
36 58032 Sargent County $107,660.00
37 58256 Grand Forks County $107,361.00
38 58218 Traill County $107,339.00
39 58012 Cass County $107,087.00
40 58730 Divide County $106,715.00
41 58759 McLean County, Ward County $106,678.00
42 58785 Ward County $106,592.00
43 58636 Dunn County, Mercer County $106,430.00
44 58077 Richland County $105,961.00
45 58052 Cass County, Ransom County, Richland County $105,129.00
46 58318 Bottineau County $104,068.00
47 58626 Dunn County $102,850.00
48 58652 Dunn County, Stark County $102,318.00
49 58579 Burleigh County, McLean County $101,885.00
50 58852 Mountrail County, Williams County $101,733.00
51 58740 Bottineau County, Renville County, Ward County $100,611.00
52 58271 Pembina County $100,347.00
53 58703 Ward County $99,720.00
54 58249 Cavalier County $99,673.00
55 58504 Burleigh County $99,501.00
56 58757 Dunn County, McKenzie County $99,477.00
57 58267 Grand Forks County, Steele County $99,394.00
58 58274 Steele County, Traill County $99,144.00
59 58227 Cavalier County, Pembina County, Walsh County $99,143.00
60 58545 Mercer County, Oliver County $98,323.00
61 58788 McHenry County, Pierce County $98,217.00
62 58601 Dunn County, Stark County $98,208.00
63 58045 Traill County $97,632.00
64 58770 McLean County, Mountrail County $97,438.00
65 58653 Bowman County, Slope County, Harding County $96,639.00
66 58529 Grant County $96,113.00
67 58474 Dickey County, Sargent County $95,886.00
68 58701 Ward County $95,766.00
69 58621 Golden Valley County $95,540.00
70 58523 Mercer County, Oliver County $95,532.00
71 58622 Billings County, Stark County $95,438.00
72 58544 Emmons County $94,677.00
73 58722 Ward County $94,462.00
74 58257 Traill County $94,088.00
75 58421 Eddy County, Foster County, Stutsman County, Wells County $93,166.00
76 58041 Richland County $93,109.00
77 58741 McHenry County $92,175.00
78 58261 Grand Forks County, Walsh County $91,929.00
79 58230 Steele County $91,566.00
80 58647 Hettinger County, Slope County, Stark County $91,281.00
81 58710 McHenry County, Pierce County, Sheridan County $91,233.00
82 58265 Pembina County $91,040.00
83 58530 Oliver County $91,033.00
84 58201 Grand Forks County $91,008.00
85 58046 Barnes County, Cass County, Steele County $89,829.00
86 58790 McHenry County, Ward County $89,821.00
87 58369 Rolette County $88,946.00
88 58357 Benson County $88,851.00
89 58254 Nelson County $88,742.00
90 58568 Sioux County $88,307.00
91 58575 McLean County $87,749.00
92 58438 Wells County $87,716.00
93 58623 Bowman County, Slope County, Harding County $87,579.00
94 58540 McLean County $87,463.00
95 58577 McLean County $86,661.00
96 58270 Walsh County $86,538.00
97 58240 Grand Forks County, Steele County, Traill County $86,520.00
98 58237 Walsh County $86,005.00
99 58563 Morton County, Oliver County $85,636.00
100 58060 Ransom County, Sargent County $85,433.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in North Dakota.

Richest Cities in North Dakota

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in North Dakota. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in North Dakota by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Williston Williams County $236,415.00
2 Dwight Richland County $222,559.00
3 Hay Creek Burleigh County $210,075.00
4 Bloom Stutsman County $208,190.00
5 North McKenzie McKenzie County $186,652.00
6 Afton Ward County $164,863.00
7 Stony Creek Williams County $162,827.00
8 Lincoln-Fort Rice Burleigh County $159,566.00
9 Whitteron Bottineau County $159,076.00
10 South Dunn Dunn County $158,389.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in North Dakota.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2022, the median household income in North Dakota is $73,959.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in North Dakota.

  • Under 25
    $41,000.00
  • 25 to 44
    $84,322.00
  • 45 to 64
    $93,205.00
  • 65 and over
    $53,238.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in North Dakota?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in North Dakota is $97,221.00.

8.36% of households in North Dakota are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for North Dakota but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for North Dakota

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for North Dakota easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    15.22%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    18.10%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    17.22%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.87%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    18.83%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    8.40%
  • $200,000 or more
    8.36%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in North Dakota. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in North Dakota by the total number of people in North Dakota.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in North Dakota and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in North Dakota is $40,748.00.

Population in North Dakota by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in North Dakota is currently 776,874 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in North Dakota can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in North Dakota.

  • 1.10% White
    8,482
  • 95.70% Black/African American
    743,685
  • 83.00% Native
    644,419
  • 2.80% Hispanic
    21,950
  • 3.20% Asian
    24,882
  • 4.40% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    34,275
  • 0.20% Two or more races
    1,449
  • 1.60% Other
    12,380

Population of North Dakota by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for North Dakota is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 53,469 49,889
10 to 19 Years 54,096 49,958
20 to 29 Years 63,497 56,524
30 to 39 Years 58,107 50,797
40 to 49 Years 44,803 38,909
50 to 59 Years 44,456 42,472
60 to 69 Years 44,450 42,517
70 Years and over 36,467 46,463

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in North Dakota.

  • Master's degree or higher
    11.13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38.08%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11.07%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37.50%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.21%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for North Dakota because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in North Dakota look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in North Dakota that are over the age of 16.

The current population in North Dakota that are over the age of 16 is 612,919 people.

The unemployment rate in North Dakota is 2.90%, which means 12,191 people are unemployed.

Median Age in North Dakota

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in North Dakota. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in North Dakota is 35.4 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in North Dakota

35.4

Total

34.7

Male

36.3

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 320,038 households in North Dakota, and the average household size is 2.34 people.

For families, the total number is 188,317, and the average family size is 3.04 people.

6.10% of those families in North Dakota are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for North Dakota in .

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $14,580.00
2 People $19,720.00
3 People $24,860.00
4 People $30,000.00
5 People $35,140.00
6 People $40,280.00
7 People $45,420.00
8 People $50,560.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from , while the latest demographics data we have is from 2022.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in North Dakota for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 151,567 12,714 24,036 131,721
Average Household Size 3.08 3.28 3.19 1.25
Total Families 151,567 12,714 24,036 0
Average Household Size 3.06 2.86 2.96 0

Housing Data in North Dakota

There are total of 372,376 housing units in North Dakota. Of those units, 320,038 (85.94%) are occupied, and 52,338 (14.06%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 372,376 housing units in North Dakota, 111,447 (29.93%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $912.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 54.30% of housing units, with 202,213 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in North Dakota.

  • No rent paid
    6,378
  • Less than $500
    9,533
  • $500 to $999
    56,578
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    31,896
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    9,238
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    2,508
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    648
  • $3,000 or more
    1,046

Property Values

The median value of a property in North Dakota is $232,500.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in North Dakota.

  • Less than $50,000
    17,228
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    19,425
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    19,734
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    24,334
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    55,981
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    48,179
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    15,377
  • $1,000,000 or more
    1,955

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in North Dakota.

  • 1939 or earlier
    44,933
  • 1940 to 1949
    14,472
  • 1950 to 1959
    31,769
  • 1960 to 1969
    30,397
  • 1970 to 1979
    63,110
  • 1980 to 1989
    39,631
  • 1990 to 1999
    36,572
  • 2000 to 2009
    43,779
  • 2010 to 2013
    65,524
  • 2014 or later
    2,189

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in North Dakota has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    16,742
  • 1 vehicle available
    93,043
  • 2 vehicles available
    121,257
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    88,996

Commuting to Work in North Dakota

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of North Dakota, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 17.9 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of North Dakota.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    29,227
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    75,553
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    88,675
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    72,900
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    39,831
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    12,717
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    21,763
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    3,818
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    4,724
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    11,768
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    9,991
  • 90 or more minutes
    7,602

We can also look at the means of transport in North Dakota to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    324,302
  • Carpooled
    33,929
  • Public transportation
    1,869
  • Walked
    13,001
  • Other means
    5,468
  • Worked from home
    25,491

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in North Dakota.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for North Dakota.

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