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The staff has extensive technical expertise in demography and social science research. As the former source of population and socioeconomic statistical information for the state, the staff is well versed in data tracking and monitoring.


North Dakota KIDS COUNT.  North Dakota KIDS COUNT is part of a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  North Dakota KIDS COUNT measures the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children in North Dakota in order to inform local and state discussions about how to secure better futures for all of North Dakota’s children.  For more information, visit

North Dakota Compass.  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. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as aging, children and youth, early childhood, economy, health, housing, and workforce (with more currently being developed). It inspires people to take action to improve our economic vitality and quality of life.  For more information, visit

Research and Evaluation

The Center and its staff are dedicated to serving communities in the region through research and evaluation efforts relating to aging, children and youth, community building, demographics, early childhood, education, health, housing, and the workforce.

Links to some of our recent research reports can be found here.

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8621 / Fax: +1 (701) 231-5118
Campus address: QBB 424
Physical/delivery address: 1320 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2362 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Center for Social Research at NDSU

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:55:50 PM
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