Previous times North Dakota census records had shown many variations in population numbers. This time around it has proven to have grown, with a population of 632,446. There was also a census of birds in the state, which resulted in figures pointing out that in the entire state, there were only about ten species of birds.
Despite the total growth of the population throughout the entire nation of almost nineteen million during the last decade, North Dakota has once again seen a major decline of approximately 22,000 people. The state wasn't alone in experiencing a loss in population, there were also four other states whose count had gone down.
The large loss in population since the last census was taken is blamed partly on the dust bowl which the states who experienced the greatest loss seem to be a part of. North Dakota saw a decrease of more than 40,000 people.
North Dakota is hopeful in it's expectation of becoming a larger state, with a population growth since the last census of almost 45,000. The new census shows that there is now a total population of 680,845. The wool being produced in the state is up to a total of 2 million pounds in this census.
There was a population of 646,872 in the state when the census results were counted. Also included in the census this time around, was a count of how many automobiles were owned by farmers. North Dakota was found to have automobiles on more than half of the farms in the state.
Population increase was great in the United States, and it was proven with this census. North Dakota had a population increase of more than 250,000 since the last census, which was taken at the turn of the century. The total population in the state is now an amazing 577,056 people.
Nationally, there was a production of milk in 1900, which was more than seven billion gallons. North Dakota was among the twelve states which produced more than half of the total amount of milk. The population of the state was shown to have grown to 319,146 since the last census was taken a decade ago.
There was some speculation among the states as to whether or not North Dakota was going to show enough growth to continue being counted on its own. If there was not substantial growth in population shown, it may have come down to combining North Dakota with South Dakota, forming one Dakota state rather than two. There was, however, more growth than many people thought the census would show. The total population of North Dakota was up to 190,983.
The North Dakota Territory had grown tremendously since the last census, which was also the first to include the area as a territory. The amount of growth may have been in part due to the railroad which made traveling to the area much easier. The population had grown to 36,909, and there was a seat added to the House of Representatives for the area.
This is the first time that the North Dakota Territory has its own place in the census. The population was counted at 2,405.
One source for North Dakota census information is the North Dakota State Data Center. The webpage provides access to information about the U.S. Census Bureau and the 2010 Census, maps, and historical data up to the year 2000. The resource also includes links the American Community Survey and other information, along with links to request data.
The State Historical Society of North Dakota helps to provide North Dakota census information. The page details how you can obtain copies of the records from the National Archives, including a PDF of the request form and a link to the fee schedule. The form must be filled out completely in order for your request to filled.