As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries or caucuses on Feb. 5, North Dakota’s 2007 population of about 640,000 includes a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites, a higher percentage of American Indian and Alaska Natives, a lower percentage of blacks and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
About 71 percent of North Dakota’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, higher than the national rate of 64 percent.
These and other statistics about North Dakota’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found at Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|Selected Characteristics||North Dakota||U.S.|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||90.4%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1.7%||14.8%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||5.4%||1.0%|
|Median household income||$41,919||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||11.4%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||25.6%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$99,700||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).