Ransom County, ND

County

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Population
5,361
0.924% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
Median Age
46.4

Poverty Rate
5.85%

Median Household Income
$61,810
1.14% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$123,200
2.16% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,782
0.429% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Ransom County, ND had a population of 5.36k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $61,810. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ransom County, ND declined from 5,411 to 5,361, a -0.924% decrease and its median household income declined from $62,524 to $61,810, a -1.14% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ransom County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.783%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.709%). NaNk% of the people in Ransom County, ND speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ransom County, ND is $123,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Ransom County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ransom County, ND is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ransom County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 51.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (35.5%), followed by Other (13.2%). The most partisan county was Burke County, ND with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

N/A is currently represented by N/A in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Ransom County, ND
51.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Dakota
  1. 85.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Dakota was Burke County, ND with 85.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Dakota colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Ransom County, ND is home to a population of 5.36k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.23% of Ransom County, ND residents were born outside of the country (173 people).

In 2018, there were 52.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.08k people) in Ransom County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 97 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 78 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ransom County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.08k ± 13
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    97 ± 63.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    78 ± 40
1.81%
Hispanic Population
97 people

In 2018, there were 52.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.08k people) in Ransom County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 97 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 78 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.81% of the people in Ransom County, ND are hispanic (97 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.23%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
173 people
1.87%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
101 people

As of 2018, 3.23% of Ransom County, ND residents (173 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ransom County, ND was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ransom County, ND was 46.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Ransom County, ND are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ransom County, ND residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,426 ± 1,434 people
  2. Canada
    2,477 ± 1,220 people
  3. Philippines
    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 North Dakota residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
98.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Ransom County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ransom County, ND was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    189 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    58 ± 36
  3. Korea
    43 ± 29

Ransom County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ransom County, ND is $61,810. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ransom County, ND was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $75,000, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9689, with respective values of $58,272 and $55,417.

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ransom County, ND employs 2.78k people. The largest industries in Ransom County, ND are Manufacturing (639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (488 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (435 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,929), Wholesale Trade ($60,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,554).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,810
2018 value
± $3,963
-1.14%
1 Year Growth
± 9.36%

Households in Ransom County, ND have a median annual income of $61,810, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,524 in 2017, which represents a -1.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998
Average Male Salary in North Dakota
± $3,148
$42,424
Average Female Salary in North Dakota
± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Dakota made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Dakota
  1. White
    $46,817 ± $1,967
  2. Two or More Races
    $38,540 ± $11,502
  3. American Indian
    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Dakota.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ransom County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.431
2017 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.445
2016 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9690
  2. Census Tract 9691
  3. Census Tract 9689

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ransom County, ND was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $75,000, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9689, with respective values of $58,272 and $55,417.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ransom County, ND (304 out of 5.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    297 ± 68
  2. Asian
    7 ± 66
  3. Black
    0 ± 66

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.78k
2018 Value
± 225
-0.429%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ransom County, ND declined at a rate of -0.429%, from 2.79k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ransom County, ND, are Production Occupations (446 people), Management Occupations (402 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (223 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ransom County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ransom County, ND, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (446 people), Management Occupations (402 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (223 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ransom County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.7 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.79 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ransom County, ND, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($100,357), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,141), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.78k
2018 Value
± 225
-0.429%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ransom County, ND declined at a rate of -0.429%, from 2.79k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ransom County, ND, are Manufacturing (639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (488 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (435 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ransom County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Ransom County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ransom County, ND, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (488 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (435 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ransom County, ND has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.28 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ransom County, ND, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,929), Wholesale Trade ($60,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,554).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $46.1B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains ($11.4B) and Other ag prods. ($10.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B
2015 Value in North Dakota
$123B
Projected 2045 Value in North Dakota
6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.8B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ransom County, ND was $123,200 in 2018, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $120,600 to $123,200, a 2.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Ransom County, ND is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ransom County, ND have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ransom County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$123,200
2018 Median
± $9,775
$120,600
2017 Median
± $6,477

In 2018, the median property value in Ransom County, ND grew to to $123,200 from the previous year's value of $120,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ransom County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ransom County, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$61,810
Median Household Income
± $3,963
2.37k
Number of Households
± 197

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.37k households in Ransom County, ND declined from $61,810 from the previous year's value of $62,524.

The following chart displays the households in Ransom 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
2018 Homeownership
69.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.5% of the housing units in Ransom County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ransom County, ND compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ransom County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Ransom County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    75.3%
  2. Carpooled
    13.5%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.25%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Ransom County, ND was Drove Alone (75.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.5%) and those who Worked At Home (6.25%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ransom County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ransom County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

97.4% of the population of Ransom County, ND has health coverage, with 59.7% on employee plans, 7.93% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Dakota was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Ransom County, ND see 1816 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0551% increase from the previous year (1815 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1351 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2702 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,816 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ransom County, ND

Primary care physicians in Ransom County, ND see an average of 1,816 patients per year. This represents a 0.0551% increase from the previous year (1,815 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,851
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Dakota
$4,410
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,413
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,461
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.61%
Uninsured
59.7%
Employer Coverage
7.93%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ransom County, ND declined by 35.5% from 4.05% to 2.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ransom County, ND changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 14.5% prevalence
  2. 13% prevalence
  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota by county over multiple years.

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