Barnes County, ND

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2022 Population
10,826
0.396% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.6
1.58% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
22.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$64,447
0.673% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,800
7.49% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,474
3.41% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Barnes County, ND had a population of 10.8k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $64,447. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barnes County, ND declined from 10,869 to 10,826, a −0.396% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,016 to $64,447, a 0.673% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barnes County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (90%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.11%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%), White (Hispanic) (1.39%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Barnes 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.

97.6% of the residents in Barnes County, ND are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barnes County, ND are Valley City State University (443 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Barnes County, ND was $157,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%.

Most people in Barnes County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Barnes County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barnes County, ND is home to a population of 10.8k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.99% of Barnes County, ND residents were born outside of the country (324 people).

In 2022, there were 28.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.74k people) in Barnes County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 337 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 201 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Barnes County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barnes 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 Barnes County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.74k ± 180
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    337 ± 188
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    201 ± 34
2.34%
Hispanic Population
253 people

In 2022, there were 28.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.74k people) in Barnes County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 337 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 201 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.34% of the people in Barnes County, ND are hispanic (253 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Barnes 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

2.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
324 people
2.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
251 people

As of 2022, 2.99% of Barnes County, ND residents (324 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 Barnes County, ND was 2.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    298 ± 79
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    194 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    75 ± 67

Barnes County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barnes County, ND employs 5.47k people. The largest industries in Barnes County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), Educational Services (636 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (563 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,500), Utilities ($68,958), and Wholesale Trade ($59,750).

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

5.47k
2022 Value
± 416
−3.41%
1 Year decline
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barnes County, ND declined at a rate of −3.41%, from 5.67k employees to 5.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barnes County, ND, are Management Occupations (776 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (622 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (509 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barnes County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.47k
2022 Value
± 416
−3.41%
1 Year decline
± 10.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barnes County, ND declined at a rate of −3.41%, from 5.67k employees to 5.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barnes County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (894 people), Educational Services (636 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (563 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barnes County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Barnes 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

$51,974
Median earning men ± $5,116
$36,298
Median earning women ± $3,038

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($70,903), Public Administration ($65,230), and Wholesale Trade ($59,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($111,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($62,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,787).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 97
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 97
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 70
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barnes County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.89%).

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.

Barnes 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 Barnes County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Barnes 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 Barnes County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Barnes County, ND awarded 443 degrees. The student population of Barnes County, ND in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 685 male students and 973 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barnes County, ND are White (386 and 88.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 3.23%), Black or African American (13 and 3%), and Two or More Races (9 and 2.07%).

The largest universities in Barnes County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Valley City State University (443 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barnes County, ND are Elementary Education & Teaching (115 and 26%), Reading Teacher Education (46 and 10.4%), and Technology & Industrial Arts Teacher Education (44 and 9.93%).

The median tuition cost in Barnes County, ND for a public four year colleges is $6,619 for in-state students and $11,583 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Barnes County, ND, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 57.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,658 (41.3% men and 58.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,658 students enrolled in Barnes County, ND, 41.3% men and 58.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,377 records, of which 61.2% were women and 38.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 27 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 115 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Barnes County, ND was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
443 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Valley City State University with 443 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 135 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barnes County, ND, which is 0.438 times less than the 308 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 386 degrees mean that there were 27.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 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 ($6,619) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,839) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) 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 Barnes County, ND was $157,800 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,800 to $157,800, a 7.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Barnes County, ND is 74.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barnes County, ND have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barnes County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barnes County, ND is $64,447. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barnes County, ND was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $85,197, followed by Census Tract 9679 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $78,529 and $52,377.

In 2022, 9.93% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

Property

$157,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,607
$3,643
Median Property Taxes
±$317

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 Barnes County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
Homeownership
2022
59.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.5% of the housing units in Barnes County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9680
  2. Census Tract 9679
  3. Census Tract 9682

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barnes County, ND was Census Tract 9680 with a value of $85,197, followed by Census Tract 9679 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $78,529 and $52,377.

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

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Household Income

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$64,447
Median Household Income
± $6,110
4.89k
Number of Households
± 386

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.89k households in Barnes County, ND grew to $64,447 from the previous year's value of $64,016.

The following chart displays the households in Barnes 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 Barnes 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 (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Walked (5.1%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Barnes County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who walked to work (5.1%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barnes County, ND have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Barnes 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 Barnes County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barnes County, ND have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.93% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.13%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barnes County, ND (1.33k out of 10.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barnes County, ND is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 181 in Barnes County, ND. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 138 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Barnes County, ND has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 8.1% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barnes County, ND see 947 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (958 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1300 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1156 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

947 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barnes County, ND

Primary care physicians in Barnes County, ND see an average of 947 patients per year. This represents a 1.15% decrease from the previous year (958 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barnes 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 21.6% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.23%
Uninsured
52.4%
Employer Coverage
8.1%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
2.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barnes County, ND grew by 6.37% from 5.86% to 6.23%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 37.8% in Barnes County, ND.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.9% in Barnes County, ND.

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