Despite the high population growth for ND from Census 2020 the births numbers were declining, even before the COVID crisis.
The single race American Indian category dropped by almost 32% in North Dakota from 2010 to 2020. This seems unlikely and I discuss briefly.
This post provides some quick graphics of the single race alone data for North Dakota. It also includes the 2 or more race data as well.
The release of Census 2020 data marks the beginning of a lots of analysis and assessment of what the data says about demographic and economic changes in North Dakota. Here is the county level changes fro 2010 to 2020.
I revisit some discussions about employment and the population count in Grand Forks. The fact is we need people in Grand Forks if we want labor market dynamics to change. This was true before COVID, and remains true now.