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ND Census office: Dip in oil prices doesn’t change projections

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Census officials say the recent drop in oil prices have not affected its population projections. Office manager Kevin Iverson says he expects the state’s population to reach 800,000 within the next five years, or more than 60,000 people who currently live in the state. The Bismarck Tribune reports that North Dakota’s population peaked around the time ...

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Accurate 2020 count will require some legwork

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By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service WILLISTON — Getting an accurate count of North Dakota’s population in 2020 will require working with local communities and educating people about who should be counted as residents, the Census Bureau director said Wednesday. John Thompson heard from leaders of Oil Patch communities during a meeting in Williston about challenges to count the influx of ...

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Census Bureau head says N.D.’s growth presents challenges for 2020 count

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By Mike Nowatzki , Forum News Service BISMARCK – Rapid population growth fed by an influx of workers into North Dakota’s Oil Patch presents challenges as the U.S. Census Bureau gears up for the next headcount in 2020, bureau Director John Thompson said Tuesday during a visit to the nation’s fastest-growing state. Thompson met with Gov. Jack Dalrymple and is scheduled to ...

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U.S. Census Director touring N.D. to see booming population firsthand

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By Nadya Faulx , The Dickinson Press U.S Census Director John Thompson is touring North Dakota this week to witness the state’s booming population for himself after an invitation from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Thompson will make stops in Fargo, Bismarck and Williston on his three-day trip, which will include meeting with local officials from western towns and Native American leaders. “I’m ...

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U.S. now producing 10% of world’s oil supply

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The United States is now responsible for 10 percent of global crude oil production, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. Both the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale formations played a significant part in the increase of recent years. The Bakken formation is now producing 35 percent of the country’s oil and Eagle Ford ...

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