Statehood: Nov. 2, 1889 Living in ND Today Population
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Census Statistics
Many people begin their genealogy research starting with the widely available U.S. census records. The U.S. began taking a census every 10 years starting in 1790. The records from 1790 to 1840 contain only the name of the head of the household and limited information about the other individuals in the residence. That changed in 1850 when the census began listing each member of the household individually.
Look how North Dakota has grown! The following table details the population of the state from it's first census through 1940. The 1940 census is the last year currently available for genealogy use. The 1950 census won't be available until 2022. Information is shown for 1890, but that census was mostly lost due to a fire and mishandling in the 1920's and 1930's.
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1790 NO 1800 NO 1810 NO 1820 NO 1830 NO 1840 NO 1850 NO 1860 NO
1870 2,405 1880 36,909 1890 190,983 1900 319,146 1910 577,056 1920 646,872 1930 680,845 1940 641,935

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If you still have family living in North Dakota today, they may live in one of the larger cities of: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Mandan, Minot or West Fargo. Chances are their ancestors came from Germany, Norway, France, England or Sweden. Their religion is likely one of the Christian denominations.

They may work at one of the companies based in North Dakota, like Altru Health Systems, Bobcat Co.", MDU Resources Group, Noridian Mutual Insurance or ND State University. Some of them may enjoy eating Knoephla Soup or Fleischkuekle. They probably root for the Minnesota Twins or Vikings, Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves or the ND Fighting Sioux. Many enjoy ice fishing in the winter or visiting Theodore Roosevelt Nat'l Park.

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