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State Demographics Data - ND

North Dakota

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 28,649
% Foreign Born 3.8%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 136.5%
% change: 1990-2000 29.0%
Race (%)  
One race 97.4%
White
43.5%
Black or African American
20.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.5%
Asian
29.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
3.7%
Two or more races 2.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 3,308
% Latino 11.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 2.1%
5-17 6.1%
18-64 82.1%
65 and older 9.7%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

34.1
Gender (% female) 49.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 33.1%
Married 51.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 15.1%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 728,279
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 15.6%
% change: 1990-2000 0.1%
Race (%)  
One race 97.5%
White 90.0%
Black or African American 1.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.2%
Asian 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.7%
Two or more races 2.5%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 22,751
% Latino 3.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 16.1%
18-64 62.4%
65 and older 14.4%
Median Age 35.5
Gender (% female) 48.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.4%
Married 51.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.1%
Foreign Born
Number 12,114
% Foreign Born 1.9%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 630,086
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Foreign Born
Number 9,388
% Foreign Born 1.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Number 629,412
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

28,649
Born in Africa 5,678
Born in Asia 9,507
Born in Europe 6,159
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 4,343
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,906
Born in Oceania 56
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 China (exc. Taiwan)
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Mexico
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

28,649
Europe 6,159
Northern Europe 1,084
United Kingdom
497
Ireland
44
Other Northern Europe
543
Western Europe 531
France
0
Germany
439
Other Western Europe
92
Southern Europe 241
Italy
149
Portugal
8
Other Southern Europe
84
Eastern Europe 4,303
Poland
878
Russia
347
Other Eastern Europe
3,078
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 9,507
Eastern Asia 1,810
China
1,259

China, excluding Taiwan

1,200

Taiwan

59
Japan
161
Korea
390
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 3,353
India
1,345
Iran
65
Other South Central Asia
1,943
Southeastern Asia 3,561
Philippines
2,900
Vietnam
531
Other Southeastern Asia
130
Western Asia 783
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
783
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 5,678
Eastern Africa 2,691
Northern Africa
163
Western Africa
1,979
Middle and Southern Africa
586
Other Africa (no country specified)
259
Oceania 56
Australia and New Zealand subregion 26
Oceania (no country specified) 30
Americas 7,249
Latin America 4,343
Caribbean
1,667

Cuba

288

Jamaica

611

Other Caribbean

768
Central America
1,309

Mexico

900

El Salvador

70

Other Central America

339
South America
1,367

Brazil

261

Colombia

607

Other South America

499
Northern America 2,906
Canada
2,852
Other Northern America
54
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 4,625
1990-1999 5,131
2000-2009 7,301
Since 2010 11,592
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 19.8%
Born in Asia 33.2%
Born in Europe 21.5%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 15.2%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10.1%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 11.7%
Country #2 10.8%
Country #3 8.0%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 21.5%
Northern Europe 3.8%
United Kingdom 1.7%
Ireland 0.2%
Other Northern Europe 1.9%
Western Europe 1.9%
France 0.0%
Germany 1.5%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.8%
Italy 0.5%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 15.0%
Poland 3.1%
Russia 1.2%
Other Eastern Europe 10.7%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 33.2%
Eastern Asia 6.3%
China 4.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.2%
Taiwan 0.2%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 1.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 11.7%
India 4.7%
Iran 0.2%
Other South Central Asia 6.8%
Southeastern Asia 12.4%
Philippines 10.1%
Vietnam 1.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.5%
Western Asia 2.7%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 2.7%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 19.8%
Eastern Africa 9.4%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 6.9%
Middle and Southern Africa 2.0%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.9%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.1%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.1%
Americas 25.3%
Latin America 15.2%
Caribbean 5.8%
Cuba 1.0%
Jamaica 2.1%
Other Caribbean 2.7%
Central America 4.6%
Mexico 3.1%
El Salvador 0.2%
Other Central America 1.2%
South America 4.8%
Brazil 0.9%
Colombia 2.1%
Other South America 1.7%
Northern America 10.1%
Canada 10.0%
Other Northern America 0.2%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 16.1%
1980-1989 17.9%
1990-1999 25.5%
Since 2000 40.5%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 12,114
Born in Africa 793
Born in Asia 2,793
Born in Europe 4,008
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 1,373
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,026
Cat28 121
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Bosnia and Herzegovina
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 6.5%
Born in Asia 23.1%
Born in Europe 33.1%
Born in Latin America 11.3%
Born in Northern America 25.0%
Born in Oceania 1.0%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 24.9%
Country #2 7.5%
Country #3 6.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 9,155
Born in Africa 121
Born in Asia 2,125
Born in Europe 3,679
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 477
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,700
Cat21 53
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Canada
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Norway
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.3%
Born in Asia 23.2%
Born in Europe 40.2%
Born in Latin America 5.2%
Born in Northern America 29.5%
Born in Oceania 0.6%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 32.8%
Country #2 8.2%
Country #3 6.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 28,649
Naturalized citizens 12,582
Noncitizens 16,067
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 12,582
Before 1980 1,500
1980-1989 1,141
1990-1999 1,048
2000-2009 4,887
Since 2010 4,006
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.9%
Noncitizens 56.1%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 11.9%
1980-1989 9.1%
1990-1999 8.3%
2000-2009 38.8%
Since 2010 31.8%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 12,114
Naturalized citizens 5,156
Noncitizens 6,958
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 42.6%
Noncitizens 57.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 9,388
Naturalized citizens 5,654
Noncitizens 3,734
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 60.2%
Noncitizens 39.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 8,476
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 355
% married among women who gave birth
100.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
0.0%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 162,493
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 11,763
% married among women who gave birth 72.2%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 27.8%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 2.60
Average family size 3.31
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.31
Average family size 2.92
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 163,815
Only native parent(s)
151,467
One or more foreign-born parents
12,348

Child is native

10,788

Child is foreign born

1,560
Children under age 6 with 59,471
Only native parent(s)
54,712
One or more foreign-born parents
4,759

Child is native

4,268

Child is foreign born

491
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 104,344
Only native parent(s)
96,755
One or more foreign-born parents
7,589

Child is native

6,520

Child is foreign born

1,069
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

43,009
Only native parents 37,790
One or more foreign-born parents 5,219
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.5%
Child is native 6.6%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.0%
Child is native 7.2%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.3%
Child is native 6.2%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 87.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.1%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 156,490
Only native parent(s) 150,421
One or more foreign-born parents 6,069
Child is native 5,015
Child is foreign born 1,054
Children under age 6 with 44,643
Only native parent(s) 43,084
One or more foreign-born parents 1,559
Child is native 1,524
Child is foreign born 35
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 111,847
Only native parent(s) 107,337
One or more foreign-born parents 4,510
Child is native 3,491
Child is foreign born 1,019
Children in Low-Income Families* 55,489
Only native parents 53,310
One or more foreign-born parents 2,179
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.9%
Child is native 3.2%
Child is foreign born 0.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.5%
Child is native 3.4%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 96.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.0%
Child is native 3.1%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 96.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 3.9%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 170,940
Only native parent(s) 167,345
One or more foreign-born parents 3,595
Child is native 3,425
Child is foreign born 170
Children under age 6 with 56,240
Only native parent(s) 55,045
One or more foreign-born parents 1,195
Child is native 1,135
Child is foreign born 60
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 114,700
Only native parent(s) 112,300
One or more foreign-born parents 2,400
Child is native 2,290
Child is foreign born 110
Children in Low-Income Families* 74,675
Only native parents 73,170
One or more foreign-born parents 1,505
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.1%
Child is native 2.0%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.1%
Child is native 2.0%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 97.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.1%
Child is native 2.0%
Child is foreign born 0.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 98.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 2.0%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.