Walsh County, ND

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2022 Population
10,553
0.734% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.905% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.68%
0.302% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$68,082
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,700
13.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Walsh County, ND had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $68,082. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Walsh County, ND declined from 10,631 to 10,553, a −0.734% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,368 to $68,082, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walsh County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.14%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.04%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.91%).

None of the households in Walsh County, ND reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Walsh County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Walsh County, ND was $111,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.2%.

Most people in Walsh County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Walsh County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Walsh County, ND is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.41% of Walsh County, ND residents were born outside of the country (360 people).

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.78k people) in Walsh County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 648 White (Hispanic) and 428 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Walsh County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Walsh County, ND was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walsh County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.78k ± 22
  2. White (Hispanic)
    648 ± 200
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    428 ± 131
12.1%
Hispanic Population
1.28k people

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.78k people) in Walsh County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 648 White (Hispanic) and 428 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.1% of the people in Walsh County, ND are hispanic (1.28k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
360 people
3.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
349 people

As of 2022, 3.41% of Walsh County, ND residents (360 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walsh County, ND was 3.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    207 ± 50
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    96 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    67 ± 26

Walsh County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Walsh County, ND employs 5.21k people. The largest industries in Walsh County, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,179 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (801 people), and Manufacturing (487 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,188), Utilities ($67,031), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,000).

Occupations

5.21k
2022 Value
± 333
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 9.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walsh County, ND declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 5.27k employees to 5.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walsh County, ND, are Management Occupations (867 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (456 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (422 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walsh County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.21k
2022 Value
± 333
−1.1%
1 Year decline
± 9.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walsh County, ND declined at a rate of −1.1%, from 5.27k employees to 5.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walsh County, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,179 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (801 people), and Manufacturing (487 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walsh County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Walsh County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,721
Median earning men ± $2,249
$38,900
Median earning women ± $3,387

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,750), Public Administration ($71,719), and Information ($68,929).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($50,909), Public Administration ($48,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,618).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.83%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 428k people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.83% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.3%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 122
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 121
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 79
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Walsh County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.99%).

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.

Walsh County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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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US Representatives from Walsh County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Walsh County, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Walsh County, ND have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.399% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.605% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (157k), Some college (149k), and Bachelors Degree (122k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walsh County, ND was $111,700 in 2022, which is 0.396 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $98,700 to $111,700, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Walsh County, ND is 78.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Walsh County, ND have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walsh County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walsh County, ND is $68,082. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walsh County, ND was Census Tract 9581 with a value of $76,532, followed by Census Tract 9578 and Census Tract 9583, with respective values of $72,361 and $69,464.

Property

$111,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,702
$3,491
Median Property Taxes
±$262

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walsh County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.2% of the housing units in Walsh County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9581
  2. Census Tract 9578
  3. Census Tract 9583

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walsh County, ND was Census Tract 9581 with a value of $76,532, followed by Census Tract 9578 and Census Tract 9583, with respective values of $72,361 and $69,464.

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

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Household Income

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$68,082
Median Household Income
± $3,496
4.47k
Number of Households
± 291

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.47k households in Walsh County, ND grew to $68,082 from the previous year's value of $59,368.

The following chart displays the households in Walsh 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walsh County, ND is from North Dakota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Walked (3.86%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Walsh County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who walked to work (3.86%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walsh County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Walsh County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

9.68% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walsh County, ND (1k out of 10.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walsh County, ND is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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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Health

92.5% of the population of Walsh County, ND has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 7.59% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 19.9% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Walsh County, ND see 2660 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.7% increase from the previous year (2133 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1491 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3479 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,660 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walsh County, ND

Primary care physicians in Walsh County, ND see an average of 2,660 patients per year. This represents a 24.7% increase from the previous year (2,133 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 16.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.45%
Uninsured
49.4%
Employer Coverage
7.59%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
19.9%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walsh County, ND grew by 10.5% from 6.74% to 7.45%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Walsh County, ND.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.5% in Walsh County, ND.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.62% in Walsh County, ND.

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