North Dakota vs. South Dakota

North DakotaSouth Dakota
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)762,062884,659
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)13.3%8.7%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)672,576814,198
Population, Census, April 1, 2010672,591814,180
Persons under 5 years, percent7.2%7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent23.5%24.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent15.3%16.6%
Female persons, percent48.8%49.5%
White alone, percent87.0%84.4%
Black or African American alone, percent3.4%2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent5.5%9.0%
Asian alone, percent1.8%1.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.1%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent2.2%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent3.9%4.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent84.0%81.4%
Veterans, 2014-201846,52459,243
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20183.9%3.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)377,649397,526
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201862.7%68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$185,000$159,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,389$1,298
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$455$471
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$806$722
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201325.5%18.8%
Building permits, 20183,2114,963
Households, 2014-2018314,903341,565
Persons per household, 2014-20182.312.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201882.1%84.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20186.1%6.5%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201888.5%86.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201879.0%78.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201892.5%91.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201829.5%28.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20187.1%8.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent8.4%11.6%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201869.2%68.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201864.8%64.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,045,1231,873,699
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)5,418,3556,211,731
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)14,427,36016,882,647
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)28,150,83720,411,059
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)15,519,81613,791,827
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$22,183$16,550
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201817.117.0
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$63,473$56,499
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$35,373$29,801
Persons in poverty, percent10.7%13.1%
Total employer establishments, 201724,59627,099
Total employment, 2017340,521359,643
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)16,337,20514,719,422
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017-1.9%0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 201755,31766,713
All firms, 201268,27081,314
Men-owned firms, 201237,01642,418
Women-owned firms, 201220,31623,722
Minority-owned firms, 20123,1904,101
Nonminority-owned firms, 201262,27174,228
Veteran-owned firms, 20126,5848,604
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201256,90466,219
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.3%0.3%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20071.6%2.2%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20070.7%0.6%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20070.5%0.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200724.8%22.2%
Population per square mile, 20109.710.7
Land area in square miles, 201069,000.8075,811.00

Source: United States Census Bureau

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