Births in ND increased over the years of fracking expansion in North Dakota. I break out the data around mothers age to further our understanding of the changes.
Despite the high population growth for ND from Census 2020 the births numbers were declining, even before the COVID crisis.
Talking about inflation in the West North Central area and some issues along with that inflation.
Oil is a big part of the North Dakota economy so an update on the industry drop during COVID and restart is a bit overdue.
People matter. With most policy initiatives in North Dakota, economic or otherwise, population represents an important constraint. I talk about natural increase across counties in North Dakota in this post.