Illuminate New Ideas
January 2019 Newsletter
New Resource to Enlighten your Decision Making.
JUST RELEASED!! North Dakota Compass and North Dakota KIDS COUNT launched the 2019 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. Each profile also includes the state and national averages for a quick comparison.
 
AND NEW this year we are providing interactive maps featuring all 16 measures, for all districts, by topic area. You can find the profiles and the interactive mapping feature on the ND Compass website.

Shed Light on the Data
According to the most recent population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, North Dakota's population increased by 4,901 people from 2017 to 2018. Most of the increase in population is attributed to natural growth (more births than deaths).  
Igniting  Youth with New Ideas .
North Dakota has been identified as a state that lacks access to digital technology resources. Many families and communities in rural North Dakota do not have reliable internet thus limiting their abilities and knowledge with current technology. Since 2017, through a partnership between Microsoft and 4-H, North Dakota teens are combining their skills with the power of technology to bring people together, solve problems, and create economic possibilities in their communities via an opportunity called "The 4-H Tech Changemakers initiative". In this article, Lindsey Leker, PhD, lead specialist for 4-H Science programming for North Dakota State University Extension, discusses the initiative and what these youth leaders are doing specifically in Cass County and the surrounding areas

Spark Some Knowledge.
Voter turnout was relatively high across North Dakota in 2018. Which county had the highest percentage of voting-age population that voted in 2018?
 
a. Cass County
New Data, New Possibilities.
As North Dakota Compass continues to update more data and resources, remember to look through and use data to ignite new ideas, enrich discussions, and 
m ake the  most informed decisions. 
 
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