North Dakota Compass

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2011
Year of Last Input:
Last Updated: May 8 2014
Project Location:
North Dakota
State / Province:
North Dakota
Lead Organization:
North Dakota State University
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

County, Metropolitan, Sub-State Region, State/Province

Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Population, Poverty, Social, Civic Engagement


North Dakota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state, its eight regions, 53 counties, four Native American reservations, and larger cities. North Dakota Compass tracks long-range trends and provides analysis in topic areas, including aging, children and youth, civic engagement, early childhood, economy and workforce, education, environment, health, and housing. It also provides extensive demographic information and highlights the issue of disparities in North Dakota. North Dakota Compass gives everyone in North Dakota – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals – a common foundation to identify, understand, and act on community issues that affect their communities.

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Project Contact:

Kendra Erickson-Dockter
North Dakota Compass -
Fargo ND USA