Poverty in North Dakota

What is the poverty rate in North Dakota?
The poverty rate in North Dakota is 11.0%. One out of every 9.1 residents of North Dakota lives in poverty.

How many people in North Dakota live in poverty?
79,374 of 719,722 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in North Dakota compare to the national average?
North Dakota ranks 9th in Poverty Rate at 11.0%(poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of North Dakota is significantly lower than the national average of 14.6%.

North Dakota Poverty Rate County Map

North Dakota County Poverty Rate Comparison

North Dakota Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in North Dakota?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in North Dakota is 10.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in North Dakota is 12.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of North Dakota

Female residents of North Dakota are meaningfully(21%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

36,668 of 368,262 males in North Dakota live below the poverty line.

42,706 of 351,460 females in North Dakota live below the poverty line.

North Dakota Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate in North Dakota By Age?

North Dakota Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of North Dakota Poverty Rate By Age

  • Children Under 6 in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 14.2%.
  • Children 6 to 11 Years Old in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 12.6%.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 10.1%.
  • Adults 18 to 59 Years Old in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 11.5%.
  • Adults 60 to 74 Years Old in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 6.6%.
  • 75 to 84 Years Old in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 10.0%.
  • Over 85 Years Old in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 14.9%.

Historical North Dakota Poverty Rate

North Dakota Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

13.0% 15.3%

2011

12.2% 6.0% 15.9%

2012

11.2% 9.0% 15.9%

2013

11.8% 5.0% 15.8%

2014

11.5% 2.0% 15.5%

2015

11.0% 5.0% 14.7%

2016

10.7% 2.0% 14.0%

2017

10.3% 3.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

North Dakota Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

16,209

29.6% 25.2% 2.2%

American Indian

37,948

37.5% 26.8% 5.1%

Asian

9,906

20.1% 11.9% 1.3%

Other

6,211

13.1% 23.8% 0.8%

Two Or More Races

16,836

21.9% 18.4% 2.3%

White

617,905

8.3% 10.3% 82.9%

Hispanic

23,533

18.2% 22.2% 3.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in North Dakota By Race?

29.6% of Black residents of North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in North Dakota is the same as than the national average. 4,804 of 16,209 black North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.2% of the total population of North Dakota are black.

20.1% of Asian residents of North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in North Dakota is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 1,996 of 9,906 asian North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.3% of the total population of North Dakota is asian.

8.3% of White residents of North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in North Dakota is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 51,388 of 617,905 white North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 82.9% of the total population of North Dakota are white.

18.2% of Hispanic residents of North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in North Dakota is the same as than the national average. 4,284 of 23,533 hispanic North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.2% of the total population of North Dakota are hispanic.

North Dakota Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in North Dakota can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 17.0%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in school is moderately lower than the national average of 20.1%. This translates to 28,538 of 167,862 North Dakotans enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 22.5% of the total population of North Dakota are currently enrolled in school.

  • Not Enrolled in School in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 8.9%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents not enrolled in school is significantly lower than the national average of 12.2%. This translates to 46,145 of 520,629 North Dakotans not enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 69.8% of the total population of North Dakota are currently not enrolled in school.

Poverty for younger ages in North Dakota is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 13.2%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in nursery school is significantly lower than the national average of 18.0%. This translates to 1,357 of 10,309 North Dakotans enrolled in nursery school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.4% of the total population of North Dakota is currently enrolled in nursery school.

  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 12.2%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) is dramatically lower than the national average of 21.2%. This translates to 4,476 of 36,659 North Dakotans enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.9% of the total population of North Dakota are currently enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4).

Poverty for developing children and young adults in North Dakota can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 10.8%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) is dramatically lower than the national average of 19.0%. This translates to 3,568 of 33,181 North Dakotans enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.5% of the total population of North Dakota are currently enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8).

  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 10.2%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) is dramatically lower than the national average of 17.7%. This translates to 3,308 of 32,291 North Dakotans enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.3% of the total population of North Dakota are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 34.5%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in undergraduate school is dramatically higher than the national average of 23.4%. This translates to 12,869 of 37,281 North Dakotans enrolled in undergraduate school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 5.0% of the total population of North Dakota are currently enrolled in undergraduate school.

  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 18.2%.
  • The Poverty Rate of North Dakota residents enrolled in graduate or professional school is slightly higher than the national average of 17.2%. This translates to 1,489 of 8,197 North Dakotans enrolled in graduate or professional school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.1% of the total population of North Dakota is currently enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

North Dakota Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of North Dakota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

10.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of North Dakota who were born citizens of the United States is 10.6%.

21.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of North Dakota who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 21.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of North Dakota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of North Dakota have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 693,782 residents of North Dakota who were born citizens of the United States, 73,826 (10.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 5,548 (21.4%) of 25,940 residents of North Dakota who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

North Dakota Poverty Rate By City

North Dakota Poverty Rate Distribution by City
City Rank Poverty Rate Population

Belcourt

55th

36.0% 1,933

Beulah

18th

6.8% 3,312

Bismarck

28th

9.5% 70,536

Bottineau

20th

7.3% 2,300

Bowman

24th

8.0% 1,611

Burlington

12th

5.3% 1,332

Cando

45th

14.2% 1,085

Carrington

21st

7.6% 1,923

Casselton

6th

3.3% 2,773

Cavalier

4th

2.7% 1,203

Cooperstown

36th

10.8% 1,166

Devils Lake

49th

17.1% 7,313

Dickinson

26th

9.1% 22,309

Ellendale

31st

9.6% 1,271

Fargo

44th

13.9% 118,099

Fort Totten

56th

68.7% 1,372

Garrison

37th

11.3% 1,508

Grafton

40th

12.3% 4,243

Grand Forks AFB

8th

4.5% 2,922

Grand Forks

51st

19.7% 56,236

Gwinner

5th

2.9% 1,012

Harvey

13th

5.7% 1,762

Hazen

23rd

7.8% 2,643

Hettinger

41st

12.7% 1,124

Hillsboro

7th

4.3% 1,576

Horace

2nd

1.8% 2,603

Jamestown

43rd

13.2% 15,367

Langdon

35th

10.3% 1,946

Larimore

34th

10.1% 1,518

Lincoln

1st

0.3% 3,467

Linton

30th

9.6% 1,047

Lisbon

10th

4.9% 2,082

Mandan

32nd

9.6% 21,472

Mayville

46th

16.2% 1,874

Minot AFB

22nd

7.8% 5,789

Minot

27th

9.4% 48,171

New Rockford

48th

17.0% 1,405

New Town

50th

17.9% 2,459

Oakes

11th

5.1% 2,018

Park River

38th

11.3% 1,452

Parshall

47th

16.8% 1,036

Rolla

53rd

30.5% 1,273

Rugby

52nd

22.3% 2,847

Shell Valley

54th

35.0% 1,360

Stanley

14th

5.7% 2,487

Surrey

15th

6.1% 1,165

Thompson

3rd

2.7% 1,161

Tioga

9th

4.7% 1,116

Valley City

39th

11.4% 6,547

Velva

17th

6.8% 1,288

Wahpeton

42nd

12.7% 7,822

Walhalla

29th

9.5% 1,008

Washburn

16th

6.2% 1,432

Watford City

25th

8.2% 5,441

West Fargo

19th

6.9% 33,089

Williston

33rd

9.8% 25,072

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