Anniversary Edition
February 2018 Newsletter
Celebrate the Article. 
The North Dakota Compass (ND Compass) website was launched in February 2013 to provide reliable, accurate, and unbiased data and information on a variety of topics associated with aspects of quality of life in North Dakota. February 2018 marks the 5 year anniversary of the ND Compass project. To celebrate this milestone, Ina Cernusca, ND Compass research specialist, and Kendra Erickson-Dockter, ND Compass project director, share some project-level accomplishments as confirmed by an evaluation that was funded by the Bush Foundation.  
A Gift For You.
Gain a better understanding of what's going on at a local level!  Two types of profiles, City Profiles and North Dakota Legislative District Profiles, have been updated and released for your use! 

Profiles for North Dakota cities with populations of at least 1,000 people contain data across ND Compass topic areas plus additional topics such as immigration and transportation. 

North Dakota Compass and  North Dakota KIDS COUNT present 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 Game.
North Dakota is known to have a short commute time to work. However, people in some cities take longer to get to work. Did you know that out of the cities with 1,000 or more people, Larimore has the largest percentage of people whose commute to work takes 30 minutes or longer?

What percentage of Larimore's population has at least a half hour commute to work?
 
Spark Some Knowledge.
Adults (age 25 and older) in North Dakota with a Bachelor's degree or higher increased by 7.6 percentage points and those with an Associate's degree increased by 4.2 percentage points when comparing 2016 and 2000 data. During the same time period, the percentage of adults with some college (no degree) and a high school diploma or GED stayed relatively similar.  
Join In the Fun.
Join us for the 2018  North Dakota Demographics Conference, on Tuesday, March 20, at the Fargo Hilton Garden Inn. Come and...
  • Learn from a panel of local experts who will present on key socio-economic and demographic trends impacting North Dakota's cities and explore strategies to support community growth.
  • Discover tools to access socio-economic and demographic data. See demonstrations on using this data to address key issues and create measurable impact in North Dakota communities.
  • Network with North Dakota's top legislators, local and state officials, non-profit and business leaders, health specialists, educators, and students.
  • New this year - attend a poster presentation that showcases research in demographics related to North Dakota.
Don't miss this opportunity!

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