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Published January 23, 2014, 11:37 AM

People moving to North Dakota more than triple population gains from births

FARGO – The number of people migrating to North Dakota during a recent period was more than three times the number of births over deaths, new census figures show.

By: Patrick Springer, Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

FARGO – The number of people migrating to North Dakota during a recent period was more than three times the number of births over deaths, new census figures show.

Net migration from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2013, in North Dakota totaled 38,223, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That compares to a gain of 12,271 in what demographers call “natural population increase,” or the number of births exceeding deaths, for the period.

For years, North Dakota was plagued by outmigration, especially of young adults, a trend that has reversed in recent years due to the state’s gains in jobs and income.

As of July 1, 2013, North Dakota's population was estimated to be 723,393, up from 701,345 the year before.

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