North Dakota

Capital: Bismarck
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2012
701,705
Population 2013 723,857
Population 2014 739,482
Below Poverty 2011 9.9
Below Poverty 2012 11.4
Below Poverty 2013 9.9
Below Poverty 2014  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2012 70.8
Employment - Population Ratio 2013 70.4
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 71
Unemployed 2011 3.8
Unemployed 2012 3.2
Unemployed 2013 2.9
Unemployed 2014 2.8
Foreclosure Rate 2014 1 of 162,356
STATE FACTS
The Lewis and Clark expedition encountered their first grizzly (brown) bears in North Dakota.
North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state.
An attempt to drop the word North from the state name was defeated by the 1947 Legislative Assembly. Again in 1989 the Legislature rejected two resolutions intended to rename the state Dakota.