Ransom County, ND

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2022 Population
5,663
0.282% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.7
1.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.92%
11.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,462
5.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,900
6.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ransom County, ND had a population of 5.66k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $71,462. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ransom County, ND declined from 5,679 to 5,663, a −0.282% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,480 to $71,462, a 5.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ransom County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.38%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.04%).

None of the households in Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ransom County, ND was $145,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Ransom County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ransom County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ransom County, ND is home to a population of 5.66k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.55% of Ransom County, ND residents were born outside of the country (201 people).

In 2022, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.09k people) in Ransom County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 248 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 125 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Ransom County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ransom County, ND was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ransom County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.09k ± 26
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    248 ± 80.3
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    125 ± 110
2.07%
Hispanic Population
117 people

In 2022, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.09k people) in Ransom County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 248 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 125 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.07% of the people in Ransom County, ND are hispanic (117 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

3.55%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
201 people
2.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
164 people

As of 2022, 3.55% of Ransom County, ND residents (201 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 Ransom County, ND was 2.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    198 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    69 ± 40
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    56 ± 34

Ransom County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ransom County, ND employs 2.68k people. The largest industries in Ransom County, ND are Manufacturing (704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (398 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (378 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($118,594), Utilities ($108,125), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($81,875).

Occupations

2.68k
2022 Value
± 218
−0.778%
1 Year decline
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ransom County, ND declined at a rate of −0.778%, from 2.7k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ransom County, ND, are Production Occupations (498 people), Management Occupations (378 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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.68k
2022 Value
± 218
−0.778%
1 Year decline
± 11.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ransom County, ND declined at a rate of −0.778%, from 2.7k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ransom County, ND, are Manufacturing (704 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (398 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (378 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,787
Median earning men ± $6,526
$33,488
Median earning women ± $3,837

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($117,734), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($88,125), and Public Administration ($85,463).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,167), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,500).

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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. 87
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 52
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 37
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ransom County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 57.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.5%).

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.

Ransom 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 Ransom County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

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

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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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ransom County, ND was $145,900 in 2022, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,400 to $145,900, a 6.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Ransom County, ND is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ransom County, ND have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ransom County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ransom County, ND is $71,462. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ransom County, ND was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $96,969, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9689, with respective values of $63,125 and $62,917.

Property

$145,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,526
$1,746
Median Property Taxes
±$164

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 Ransom County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Ransom County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ransom County, ND was Census Tract 9690 with a value of $96,969, followed by Census Tract 9691 and Census Tract 9689, with respective values of $63,125 and $62,917.

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

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Household Income

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$71,462
Median Household Income
± $4,103
2.35k
Number of Households
± 197

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.35k households in Ransom County, ND grew to $71,462 from the previous year's value of $67,480.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ransom 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 (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.66%)

In 2022, 77.9% of workers in Ransom County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (7.66%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ransom County, ND have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Ransom 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ransom County, ND (542 out of 5.46k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ransom County, ND is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

95% of the population of Ransom County, ND has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 8.61% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ransom County, ND see 2609 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.344% decrease from the previous year (2618 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1293 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2586 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,609 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ransom County, ND

Primary care physicians in Ransom County, ND see an average of 2,609 patients per year. This represents a 0.344% decrease from the previous year (2,618 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.05%
Uninsured
55.8%
Employer Coverage
8.61%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ransom County, ND grew by 10.6% from 4.57% to 5.05%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.1% in Ransom County, ND.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.61% in Ransom County, ND.

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