Sargent County, ND

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2022 Population
3,828
0.287% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.897% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.21%
8.55% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,648
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$134,900
1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sargent County, ND had a population of 3.83k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $75,648. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sargent County, ND declined from 3,839 to 3,828, a −0.287% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,467 to $75,648, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sargent County, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), Other (Hispanic) (1.31%), and White (Hispanic) (1.2%).

None of the households in Sargent 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.

99% of the residents in Sargent County, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sargent County, ND was $134,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Sargent County, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Sargent County, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sargent County, ND is home to a population of 3.83k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.13% of Sargent County, ND residents were born outside of the country (158 people).

In 2022, there were 36.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.48k people) in Sargent County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 96 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 95 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Sargent County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sargent County, ND was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sargent County, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 4
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    96 ± 24
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    95 ± 28.2
3.27%
Hispanic Population
125 people

In 2022, there were 36.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.48k people) in Sargent County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 96 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 95 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.27% of the people in Sargent County, ND are hispanic (125 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

4.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
158 people
4.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
164 people

As of 2022, 4.13% of Sargent County, ND residents (158 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 Sargent County, ND was 4.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    117 ± 32
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    20 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    17 ± 15

Sargent County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sargent County, ND employs 2.08k people. The largest industries in Sargent County, ND are Manufacturing (670 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (275 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (265 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,417), Information ($73,547), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($68,125).

Occupations

2.08k
2022 Value
± 142
0.677%
1 Year growth
± 9.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sargent County, ND grew at a rate of 0.677%, from 2.07k employees to 2.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sargent County, ND, are Production Occupations (478 people), Management Occupations (347 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sargent County, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.08k
2022 Value
± 142
0.677%
1 Year growth
± 9.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sargent County, ND grew at a rate of 0.677%, from 2.07k employees to 2.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sargent County, ND, are Manufacturing (670 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (275 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (265 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sargent County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Sargent 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

$58,333
Median earning men ± $2,727
$44,429
Median earning women ± $2,666

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($103,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($68,929), and Wholesale Trade ($68,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($73,636), Manufacturing ($59,265), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($51,094).

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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. 39
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 31
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 26
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sargent County, ND went to Donald J. Trump with 61.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3%).

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.

Sargent 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 Sargent County, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Sargent 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 Sargent 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.

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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 Sargent County, ND was $134,900 in 2022, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,600 to $134,900, a 1.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Sargent County, ND is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sargent County, ND have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sargent County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$134,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,403
$1,273
Median Property Taxes
±$107

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 Sargent County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sargent County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Sargent County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9740
  2. Census Tract 9742

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

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Household Income

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$75,648
Median Household Income
± $7,928
1.73k
Number of Households
± 132

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.73k households in Sargent County, ND grew to $75,648 from the previous year's value of $67,467.

The following chart displays the households in Sargent 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 Sargent 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 (73.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Walked (8%)

In 2022, 73.9% of workers in Sargent County, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who walked to work (8%).

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

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sargent County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Sargent 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 Sargent County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sargent County, ND have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sargent County, ND (234 out of 3.77k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

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

96.3% of the population of Sargent County, ND has health coverage, with 56.4% on employee plans, 7.32% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 0.876% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.4% were men and 45.6% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 54.4% were men and 45.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.71%
Uninsured
56.4%
Employer Coverage
7.32%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
16.3%
Non-Group
0.876%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sargent County, ND grew by 31.7% from 2.82% to 3.71%.

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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 35.6% in Sargent County, ND.

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