Nelson County, North Dakota Population 2024

2,897

Nelson County, North Dakota's estimated 2024 population is 2,897 with a growth rate of -1.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Nelson County, North Dakota is the 34th largest county in North Dakota. The 2010 population was 3,121 and has seen a growth of -7.18% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,652-49-1.81%
20282,701-49-1.78%
20272,750-49-1.75%
20262,799-49-1.72%
20252,848-49-1.69%
20242,897-49-1.66%
20232,946-49-1.64%
20222,995-49-1.61%
20213,044511.7%
20202,9931374.8%
20192,856-25-0.87%
20182,881-24-0.83%
20172,905180.62%
20162,887-29-0.99%
20152,916-101-3.35%
20143,017-37-1.21%
20133,054-1-0.03%
20123,055-4-0.13%
20113,059-62-1.99%
20103,121
19904,410-823-15.73%
19805,233-543-9.4%
19705,776-1,258-17.88%
19607,034-1,056-13.05%
19508,090-1,039-11.38%
19409,129-1,074-10.53%
193010,203-159-1.53%
192010,3622222.19%
191010,1402,82438.6%
19007,3163,02370.42%
18904,2931,64161.88%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.66% (-49)
County Website
Nelson County
County Seat
2020 Population
2,993
Area
982 mi²
Density
3 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-3.21% (-96)
Founded
June 9, 1883

Nelson County, North Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,81192.93%
Two or more races1304.3%
Asian441.45%
Other race371.22%
Native American30.1%
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Nelson County, North Dakota Population by Race

Nelson County, North Dakota Population Pyramid 2024

Nelson County, North Dakota Median Age

50

Total

50.1

Male

49.9

Female

Nelson County, North Dakota Adults

There are 2,403 adults, (828 of whom are seniors) in Nelson County, North Dakota.

Nelson County, North Dakota Age Dependency

92.1

Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Nelson County, North Dakota Sex Ratio

Female1,52950.55%
Male1,49649.45%

Nelson County, North Dakota Population by Age

Nelson County, North Dakota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2972.2675.124.9
Married6483.1290.49.6
Non Family5561.0860.839.2
Female583.2843.156.9
Male353.2971.428.6
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Nelson County, North Dakota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Nelson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Nelson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50%.

Nelson County, North Dakota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,286

Average Earnings

$53,885

Average Male

$35,313

Average Female

Nelson County, North Dakota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Nelson County, North Dakota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Nelson County, North Dakota Language

93.84% of Nelson County, North Dakota residents speak only English, while 6.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Nelson County, North Dakota Language

Nelson County, North Dakota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,66727910.46%
Hispanic1172622.22%
Other371848.65%
Multiple1301612.31%
showing: 4 rows

10.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.49%

Male Poverty Rate

12.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Nelson County, North Dakota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, North Dakota is Other, with 48.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Nelson County, North Dakota is White, with 10.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.71%.

Nelson County, North Dakota Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.5%
High School12.26%
Some College8.04%
Bachelors or Greater5.1%
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Nelson County, North Dakota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.69%
Female Employed1.21%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Nelson County, North Dakota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Nelson County, North Dakota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Nelson County, North Dakota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Nelson County, North Dakota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Nelson County, North Dakota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Nelson County, North Dakota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Nelson County, North Dakota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

225

Number of Veterans

214

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Nelson County, North Dakota Veterans by War

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Nelson County, North Dakota Veterans by Age

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Nelson County, North Dakota Veterans by Race

Nelson County, North Dakota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Nelson County, North Dakota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

1.2%

Unemployment Rate

Nelson County, North Dakota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Nelson County, North Dakota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Nelson County, North Dakota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.27%

Born in Nelson County, North Dakota

96.4%

Native Born

3.6%

Foreign Born

2.81%

Non Citizen

0.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.4% of Nelson County, North Dakota residents were born in the United States, with 75.27% having been born in North Dakota. 2.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Nelson County, North Dakota Place of Birth

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