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State Demographics Data - ND

North Dakota

Demographics & Social
2017
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 31,062
% Foreign Born 4.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2017 156.4%
% change: 1990-2000 29.0%
Race (%)  
One race 99.6%
White
36.9%
Black or African American
25.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
Asian
30.1%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
6.2%
Two or more races 0.4%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 6,225
% Latino 20.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 6.3%
18-64 87.6%
65 and older 5.3%
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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.

33.4
Gender (% female) 47.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 38.9%
Married 52.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 8.9%

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 724,331
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 15.0%
% change: 1990-2000 0.1%
Race (%)  
One race 98.0%
White 88.7%
Black or African American 2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.7%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 0.9%
Two or more races 2.0%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 20,254
% Latino 2.8%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.3%
5-17 16.3%
18-64 61.1%
65 and older 15.3%
Median Age 35.3
Gender (% female) 48.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 31.8%
Married 52.2%
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%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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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.

31,062
Born in Africa 8,307
Born in Asia 9,969
Born in Europe 2,976
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 6,579
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,104
Born in Oceania 127
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.

31,062
Europe 2,976
Northern Europe 870
United Kingdom
471
Ireland
0
Other Northern Europe
399
Western Europe 980
France
321
Germany
498
Other Western Europe
161
Southern Europe 328
Italy
115
Portugal
0
Other Southern Europe
213
Eastern Europe 798
Poland
0
Russia
218
Other Eastern Europe
580
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 9,969
Eastern Asia 3,570
China
2,447

China, excluding Taiwan

2,265

Taiwan

182
Japan
1,001
Korea
122
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 2,091
India
956
Iran
186
Other South Central Asia
949
Southeastern Asia 3,949
Philippines
2,878
Vietnam
274
Other Southeastern Asia
797
Western Asia 359
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
359
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 8,307
Eastern Africa 3,215
Northern Africa
1,158
Western Africa
2,503
Middle and Southern Africa
675
Other Africa (no country specified)
756
Oceania 127
Australia and New Zealand subregion 127
Oceania (no country specified) 0
Americas 9,683
Latin America 6,579
Caribbean
570

Cuba

53

Jamaica

177

Other Caribbean

340
Central America
4,122

Mexico

3,758

El Salvador

0

Other Central America

364
South America
1,887

Brazil

42

Colombia

1,603

Other South America

242
Northern America 3,104
Canada
3,104
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 4,677
1990-1999 3,561
2000-2009 11,091
Since 2010 11,733
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 26.7%
Born in Asia 32.1%
Born in Europe 9.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 21.2%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 10.0%
Born in Oceania 0.4%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 11.7
Country #2 10.8
Country #3 8
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 9.6%
Northern Europe 2.8%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 1.3%
Western Europe 3.2%
France 1.0%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.5%
Southern Europe 1.1%
Italy 0.4%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.7%
Eastern Europe 2.6%
Poland 0.0%
Russia 0.7%
Other Eastern Europe 1.9%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 32.1%
Eastern Asia 11.5%
China 7.9%
China, excluding Taiwan 7.3%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 3.2%
Korea 0.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 6.7%
India 3.1%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 3.1%
Southeastern Asia 12.7%
Philippines 9.3%
Vietnam 0.9%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.6%
Western Asia 1.2%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 1.2%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 26.7%
Eastern Africa 10.4%
Northern Africa 3.7%
Western Africa 8.1%
Middle and Southern Africa 2.2%
Other Africa (no country specified) 2.4%
Oceania 0.4%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.4%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 31.2%
Latin America 21.2%
Caribbean 1.8%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 0.6%
Other Caribbean 1.1%
Central America 13.3%
Mexico 12.1%
El Salvador 0.0%
Other Central America 1.2%
South America 6.1%
Brazil 0.1%
Colombia 5.2%
Other South America 0.8%
Northern America 10.0%
Canada 10.0%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 15.1%
1980-1989 11.5%
1990-1999 35.7%
Since 2000 37.8%
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 7.50%
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 0
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 8.20%
Country #3 6.00%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 31,062
Naturalized citizens 11,988
Noncitizens 19,074
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 11,988
Before 1980 1,579
1980-1989 728
1990-1999 1,990
2000-2009 3,575
Since 2010 4,116
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 38.6%
Noncitizens 61.4%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.2%
1980-1989 6.1%
1990-1999 16.6%
2000-2009 29.8%
Since 2010 34.3%
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) 10,385
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 505
% married among women who gave birth
70.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
29.9%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 158,613
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 10,272
% married among women who gave birth 72.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 27.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2012-2016 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2016 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 2.48
Average family size 3.18
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.3
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 164,303
Only native parent(s)
153,087
One or more foreign-born parents
11,216

Child is native

9,254

Child is foreign born

1,962
Children under age 6 with 60,282
Only native parent(s)
57,072
One or more foreign-born parents
3,210

Child is native

2,979

Child is foreign born

231
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 104,021
Only native parent(s)
96,015
One or more foreign-born parents
8,006

Child is native

6,275

Child is foreign born

1,731
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.

45,527
Only native parents 40,023
One or more foreign-born parents 5,504
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 93.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 6.8%
Child is native 5.6%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.3%
Child is native 4.9%
Child is foreign born 0.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 92.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.7%
Child is native 6.0%
Child is foreign born 1.7%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2017 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 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2017 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.