'Tis the Data Season
December 2018 Newsletter
Spreading Holiday Cheer. 
Strengthen ND is all in for rural North Dakota - are you? A nonprofit social enterprise, Strengthen ND was founded in August 2015 with a vision of working across North Dakota to elevate nonprofits and rural communities to support a high quality of life and resources for vulnerable populations. The work done at Strengthen ND highlights the great sense of community that exists in rural North Dakota. Staff are doing their best to ensure that the way of life so cherished by rural North Dakotans remains a viable and desirable option well into the future. In this article Megan Laudenschlager, Strengthen ND Executive Director, gives a brief overview of the organization and the work it supports, and provides highlights of its past and future work with rural communities throughout North Dakota. 
Gather Around the Data.
Most recent data show that, while approximately  1 in 3 adults (32.2%) who live above the poverty level held a bachelor's degree or higher, nearly 1 in 5 adults (17.6%) below the poverty level had this education level as well (2017). 
Anticipation for Upcoming Gifts.
Be on the lookout for local-level data updates to light up your organization and community next month!

North Dakota Compass and North Dakota KIDS COUNT will launch updated demographic and socio-economic profiles for each of the 47 North Dakota Legislative Districts. The profiles highlight 16 measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics.

Data Wonder.
What household types are most likely to own the house they live in?

a. Married couples with children
b. Married couples without children
c. Single people living alone
Overindulge in Data Delights.
North Dakota Compass will have more data goodies coming your way throughout December and into the New Year!
 
This month marks an exciting time of the year - large data releases for the 5-year American Community Survey (ACS), Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), and Population Estimates, which are all products of the U.S. Census Bureau. 

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