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Published December 30, 2013, 05:15 PM

North Dakota leading nation in population growth

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A big announcement Monday for the state of North Dakota. Census estimates say the state grew 3.1% from last year, leading the nation in population growth.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A big announcement Monday for the state of North Dakota.

Census estimates say the state grew 3.1% from last year, leading the nation in population growth.

You can see some of that 22,000 person expansion in the West Fargo F-M area.

Over 400 new construction projects were slated in the 3rd quarter of 2013 in West Fargo, more than doubling the 2010 number.

Scott Breidenbach/Realtor, ParkCo. Realtors: “We've seen a lot of people actually transferring into the state which we haven't seen in a few years you know some of the larger companies are hiring again you know Microsoft and phoenix and case.”

The expansion sets a new total population record for the state at over 723,000.

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