North Dakota Population Hits Record High in 2013
The population in North Dakota hit record highs in 2013, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
A press release put out by the office of Governor Jack Dalrymple states that North Dakota's population jumped to 723,393 residents in 2013, which was an increase of over 22,000 from 2012.
Governor Dalrymple had this to say about the state's growing population:
After years of out-migration and population decline, it’s great to see that our economic growth continues to keep North Dakotans home and that we are attracting new residents throughout the state who come for good jobs, a strong economy and our great quality of life. Our strong economy and favorable demographic trends, including the fact that North Dakota is getting younger, give us even more reason to be very optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead.
It's assumed that the population in North Dakota is actually higher than the number the U.S. Census Bureau gives because determining the residency in oil patches, like Minot and Williston, is quite difficult.
Also, according to a report released by Atlas Van Lines, North Dakota leads the nation in inbound moves at 67%, followed closely by North Carolina and Texas. You can read more on Atlas Van Lines' report HERE