North Dakota

Capital: Bismarck
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2014
739,904
Population 2015 756,835
Population 2016 757,952
Below Poverty 2014 9.7
Below Poverty 2015 10.7
Below Poverty 2016 11.1
Below Poverty 2017  N/A
Employment - Population Ratio 2014 70.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 69.1
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 69.2
Unemployed 2014 2.7
Unemployed 2015 2.8
Unemployed 2016 3.2
Unemployed 2017 (Oct.) 2.5
Foreclosure Rate 2017 (Oct.) 1 of 17,090
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.