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North Dakota’s population hit a new record high in 2019. The latest census estimate pushes the state’s headcount to 762,062 as of July 1st. That’s an increase of 3,982 from last year’s revised estimate.
Since the last official count in 2010 North Dakota has been one of the nation’s fastest growing states – an estimated growth rate of 13-percent. Only five states - Colorado, Florida, Texas, Utah and Arizona – have grown by a higher percentage over that time.
Governor Doug Burgum says the population gain reflects the “abundant opportunities” in North Dakota and the “potential for economic growth.”
North Dakota remains the 47th most populous state.