Asset poverty rate: N/A
Average college graduate debt: $26,844
Unbanked households: 6.3%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 5%
Food insecurity: 7.3%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: n/a
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 7.5%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 11.5%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 21.3%
Poverty rate: 10.3%
Unemployment rate: 2.3%
High school graduation rate: 87.2%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 91.2%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 60%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 29.7%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 4%
Children in foster care: 1,495
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 7,412
Percent of children in immigrant families: 8%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 27%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 16.2%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.85%
Homeless people: 923
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 21,900
Percent renters: 37%
Total households: 323,519
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 226
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 108
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 2,673
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 32,538
EITC recipients: 42,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 1,600
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 12,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 13,522
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 42,203
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 12,313
Participants in all Head Start programs: 2,804
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 10%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic children below 200% poverty: n/a
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 22%
Senior poverty rate: 9.9%
Women in poverty: 11.2%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key North Dakota policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports