-April 2016-
Get Informed. 

This article highlights a research study examining environmental impacts of the energy development in Western North Dakota. Specifically the research looking at the impact of dust being generated by the additional traffic on unpaved roads on the wetlands in the western part of the state. This research is a first step in understanding possible implications of energy development in the west.
Understand Your State. 
Want to know what's going on in North Dakota?  Check out our North Dakota Compass Points! The newly released 2016 Compass Points includes key trends, regional differences, and a dashboard look at measures of progress for 10 topic areas represented on the website. It gives a snapshot of the quality of life statewide. 
Test Yourself. 
From 2008 to 2013, the percentage of ND's residents (16+) who volunteered continued to drop (35% to 27%); however, in 2014 the state saw a rise in percent of residents who volunteer (33%).

With this rise in volunteering in 2014, compared to other state in the US, where does ND fall in the national ranks based on volunteering?

Find out more about ND Compass and our membership program by emailing Morgan at We'd love to share ways your organization can get involved in the Compass community.
Know What's New.
NEW! Persons of Color by planning region
North Dakota (trend and forecast)
North Dakota and U.S. (percent change)
Comparison with other states (total population, annual percent change)
By county (total population, annual percent change, 2010-2015 change, ranking, ranking by annual percent change)
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North Dakota (total jobs)
By county (yearly p ercent change)
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