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State Demographics Data - ND

North Dakota

Demographics & Social
2018
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 35,824
% Foreign Born 4.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 195.7%
% change: 1990-2000 29.0%
Race (%)  
One race 98.1%
White
24.7%
Black or African American
35.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
Asian
31.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
5.2%
Two or more races 1.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 3,256
% Latino 9.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 1.0%
5-17 7.6%
18-64 86.4%
65 and older 5.0%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

34.3
Gender (% female) 49.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.6%
Married 59.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 12.2%

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 724,253
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 14.9%
% change: 1990-2000 0.1%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White 88.8%
Black or African American 1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.6%
Asian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 1.1%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 24,188
% Latino 3.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.2%
5-17 16.5%
18-64 60.5%
65 and older 15.8%
Median Age 35.1
Gender (% female) 48.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 32.7%
Married 51.3%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 16.0%
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%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
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.

35,824
Born in Africa 10,983
Born in Asia 14,323
Born in Europe 3,376
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 4,649
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,409
Born in Oceania 84
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
Country #2
Country #3
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.

35,824
Europe 3,376
Northern Europe 589
United Kingdom
498
Ireland
0
Other Northern Europe
91
Western Europe 1,132
France
553
Germany
549
Other Western Europe
30
Southern Europe 209
Italy
32
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
177
Eastern Europe 1,446
Poland
64
Russia
217
Other Eastern Europe
1,165
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 14,323
Eastern Asia 1,740
China
491

China, excluding Taiwan

477

Taiwan

14
Japan
307
Korea
942
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 7,553
India
1,682
Iran
439
Other South Central Asia
5,432
Southeastern Asia 3,246
Philippines
2,234
Vietnam
685
Other Southeastern Asia
327
Western Asia 1,784
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
1,784
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 10,983
Eastern Africa 4,457
Northern Africa
563
Western Africa
4,071
Middle and Southern Africa
1,438
Other Africa (no country specified)
454
Oceania 84
Australia and New Zealand subregion 84
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 7,058
Latin America 4,649
Caribbean
1,585

Cuba

31

Jamaica

541

Other Caribbean

1,013
Central America
2,424

Mexico

1,381

El Salvador

208

Other Central America

835
South America
640

Brazil

0

Colombia

322

Other South America

318
Northern America 2,409
Canada
2,409
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 4,402
1990-1999 4,931
2000-2009 10,656
Since 2010 15,835
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 30.7%
Born in Asia 40.0%
Born in Europe 9.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 13.0%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 6.7%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.4%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.3%
Western Europe 3.2%
France 1.5%
Germany 1.5%
Other Western Europe 0.1%
Southern Europe 0.6%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 4.0%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 3.3%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 40.0%
Eastern Asia 4.9%
China 1.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 1.3%
Taiwan 0.0%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 2.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 21.1%
India 4.7%
Iran 1.2%
Other South Central Asia 15.2%
Southeastern Asia 9.1%
Philippines 6.2%
Vietnam 1.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 0.9%
Western Asia 5.0%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 5.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 30.7%
Eastern Africa 12.4%
Northern Africa 1.6%
Western Africa 11.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 4.0%
Other Africa (no country specified) 1.3%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 19.7%
Latin America 13.0%
Caribbean 4.4%
Cuba 0.1%
Jamaica 1.5%
Other Caribbean 2.8%
Central America 6.8%
Mexico 3.9%
El Salvador 0.6%
Other Central America 2.3%
South America 1.8%
Brazil 0.0%
Colombia 0.9%
Other South America 0.9%
Northern America 6.7%
Canada 6.7%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 12.3%
1980-1989 13.8%
1990-1999 29.7%
Since 2000 44.2%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 35,824
Naturalized citizens 15,942
Noncitizens 19,882
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 15,942
Before 1990 2,097
1990-1999 1,905
2000-2009 3,584
2010-2014 3,113
Since 2015 5,243
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.5%
Noncitizens 55.5%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.2%
1980-1989 11.9%
1990-1999 22.5%
2000-2009 19.5%
Since 2010 32.9%
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) 13,045
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 1,093
% married among women who gave birth
54.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
45.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 158,031
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 10,171
% married among women who gave birth 77.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 22.7%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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 3
Average family size 3
U.S. Born
Average household size 2
Average family size 3
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 168,288
Only native parent(s)
153,755
One or more foreign-born parents
14,533

Child is native

11,720

Child is foreign born

2,813
Children under age 6 with 60,717
Only native parent(s)
55,493
One or more foreign-born parents
5,224

Child is native

4,884

Child is foreign born

340
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 107,571
Only native parent(s)
98,262
One or more foreign-born parents
9,309

Child is native

6,836

Child is foreign born

2,473
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.

47,161
Only native parents 40,100
One or more foreign-born parents 7,061
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
Child is native 7.0%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.6%
Child is native 8.0%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.7%
Child is native 6.4%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 85.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.0%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2018 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.