Population of North Dakota 2021
Since the 1980s, North Dakota has seen a steady population decline due to emigration. Younger people with a university degree in particular left the state. One aspect of the problem is the lack of graduate jobs.
However, the trend changed with the energy boom due to the development of previously inaccessible deposits of oil and natural gas through fracking. Since the turn of the millennium and increasingly after 2010, there has been an economic upswing in the state that has drawn a large number of workers to the assisted areas.
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of North Dakota was 760,077 as of July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.01% since the 2010 US census.
This makes North Dakota the US state with the highest population growth since 2011. North Dakoto is still the fourth poorest state in the country, only Alaska, Vermont and Wyoming have fewer residents.
People with German ancestors are common all over the state, but especially in the south and in the center. Scandinavians are also everywhere. Some counties have large Indian communities (mostly on reservations). North Dakota has the highest percentage of a Russian-German population of all US states. About 20% of all residents of this state can trace their roots back to this. The south (e.g. McIntosh County, LaMoure County, and Emmons County) was populated almost exclusively by these. By 1910, more than 60,000 Russian Germans had also moved to North Dakota.
In 2010, spoke 94.86% (584,496) of the 5-year-old resident North Dakota a s English as a primary language. 5.14% (31,684) spoke a language other than English. 1.39% (8,593) spoke German, 1.37% (8,432) S panic and 0.30% (1,847) N orwegian. Other languages spoken were Serbo-Croatian (0.19%), Chinese and Japanese (both 0.15%), as well as Native American native languages and French (both 0.13%).
In 2000, 2.5% of the population spoke German in addition to English, reflecting immigration from the early 20th century.
The majority of the population is made up of Christians. North Dakota has the lowest proportion of non-denominational people (including atheists) of all states and at the same time the highest church density per resident. Also, not surprisingly, North Dakota has the highest percentage of actual churchgoers.
Religious Breakdown in 2000:
- Christian : 86%
- Protestants : 52%
- Lutherans : 35%
- Methodists : 7%
- Baptists : 6%
- Pentecost Movement : 3%
- Jehovah’s Witnesses : 1%
- Catholics : 30%
- Mormons : 1%
- Other Christians: 2%
- Protestants : 52%
- Buddhists : 1%
- Others: 1%
- Non-denominational: 3%
- No answer: 6%
Top Counties by Population in North Dakota
|Rank||County Name||Population||Population Density (per km²)|
|3||Grand Forks County||66,872||17.96|
|50||Golden Valley County||1,691||0.65|