Stark County, ND

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2022 Population
32,989
0.853% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.3
0.292% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.1%
6.52% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,734
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$255,200
6.91% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,757
1.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Stark County, ND had a population of 33k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $78,734. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Stark County, ND grew from 32,710 to 32,989, a 0.853% increase and its median household income grew from $70,364 to $78,734, a 11.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Stark County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Other (Hispanic) (2.95%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), and White (Hispanic) (1.69%).

None of the households in Stark County, ND reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Stark County, ND are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Stark County, ND are Dickinson State University (340 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Stark County, ND was $255,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.3%.

Most people in Stark County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Stark County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Stark County, ND is home to a population of 33k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.57% of Stark County, ND residents were born outside of the country (1.18k people).

In 2022, there were 29.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Stark County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 973 Other (Hispanic) and 818 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Stark County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Stark County, ND was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Stark County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 34
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    973 ± 339
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    818 ± 230
6.12%
Hispanic Population
2.02k people

In 2022, there were 29.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Stark County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 973 Other (Hispanic) and 818 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.12% of the people in Stark County, ND are hispanic (2.02k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Stark County, ND as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    2,804 ± 1,298 people
  2. Canada
    2,799 ± 1,297 people
  3. Mexico
    2,784 ± 1,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Philippines, the natal country of 2,804 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,799 and Mexico with 2,784.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.57%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people
3.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people

As of 2022, 3.57% of Stark County, ND residents (1.18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Stark County, ND was 3.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    547 ± 132
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    386 ± 160
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    279 ± 132

Stark County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Stark County, ND employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Stark County, ND are Retail Trade (2,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,886 people), and Construction (1,700 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Utilities ($90,543), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,756).

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,891. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.8k
2022 Value
± 960
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 7.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stark County, ND grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 16.5k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stark County, ND, are Management Occupations (1,956 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,955 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,394 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stark County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.8k
2022 Value
± 960
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 7.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Stark County, ND grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 16.5k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stark County, ND, are Retail Trade (2,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,886 people), and Construction (1,700 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stark County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Stark County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,648
Median earning men ± $4,856
$36,634
Median earning women ± $3,056

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,348), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($84,347), and Public Administration ($83,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,412), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,802), and Public Administration ($54,743).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.83%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 428k people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.83% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Dakota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 279
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 258
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 204
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Stark County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 80.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.63%).

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Stark County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing North Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Stark County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Stark County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Stark County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Stark County, ND awarded 340 degrees. The student population of Stark County, ND in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 664 male students and 809 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Stark County, ND are White (282 and 87.9%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 4.05%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 3.43%), and Two or More Races (5 and 1.56%).

The largest universities in Stark County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Dickinson State University (340 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Stark County, ND are General Business Administration & Management (43 and 12.6%), Secondary Education & Teaching (28 and 8.24%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (23 and 6.76%).

The median tuition cost in Stark County, ND for a public four year colleges is $7,470 for in-state students and $9,570 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Stark County, ND, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 46.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,473 (45.1% men and 54.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,473 students enrolled in Stark County, ND, 45.1% men and 54.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,099 records, of which 55.8% were women and 44.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Stark County, ND was Elementary Education & Teaching with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Stark County, ND according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
340 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dickinson State University with 340 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 136 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Stark County, ND, which is 0.667 times less than the 204 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 282 degrees mean that there were 21.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,470) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,648) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.399% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.605% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (157k), Some college (149k), and Bachelors Degree (122k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stark County, ND was $255,200 in 2022, which is 0.905 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $238,700 to $255,200, a 6.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Stark County, ND is 64.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Stark County, ND have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Stark County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Stark County, ND is $78,734. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Stark County, ND was Census Tract 9634 with a value of $104,233, followed by Census Tract 9639 and Census Tract 9640, with respective values of $93,798 and $79,852.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Stark County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

Property

$255,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,296
$8,483
Median Property Taxes
±$615

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Stark County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.3% of the housing units in Stark County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9634
  2. Census Tract 9639
  3. Census Tract 9640

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stark County, ND was Census Tract 9634 with a value of $104,233, followed by Census Tract 9639 and Census Tract 9640, with respective values of $93,798 and $79,852.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Stark County, ND colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,734
Median Household Income
± $3,419
13.2k
Number of Households
± 865

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Stark County, ND grew to $78,734 from the previous year's value of $70,364.

The following chart displays the households in Stark County, ND distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stark County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.16%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.52%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Stark County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.16%) and those who worked at home (6.52%).

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stark County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.87% of the workforce in Stark County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Stark County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stark County, ND have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Stark County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stark County, ND (3.26k out of 32.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Stark County, ND is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.5% of the children was living in poverty in Stark County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 151 in Stark County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 39.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.1% of the population of Stark County, ND has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 9.03% on Medicaid, 9.95% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Stark County, ND see 1657 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.9% increase from the previous year (1550 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2293 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 544 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,657 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Stark County, ND

Primary care physicians in Stark County, ND see an average of 1,657 patients per year. This represents a 6.9% increase from the previous year (1,550 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Stark County, ND in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.9% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.88%
Uninsured
58.3%
Employer Coverage
9.03%
Medicaid
9.95%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stark County, ND declined by 12.7% from 9.02% to 7.88%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.5 in Stark County, ND.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38% in Stark County, ND.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.5% in Stark County, ND.

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