ERIC Number: ED292602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Native Americans in North Dakota: A Statistical Portrait. North Dakota Census Data Center Report Series No. 5.
Daul, Jennifer; Rathge, Richard W.
U.S. Bureau of the Census data show that in 1980, Native Americans resided in all but five counties in North Dakota, with the greatest concentration in the counties containing reservations (35.3% in Rolette County, which contains the Turtle Mountain Reservation). Nearly 63% were under 25 years of age; 53.6% of these between 5 and 17. The median age was 19.1 years, nearly 10 years younger than the state median of 28.3 years. Almost 44% of men and 34.7% of women were single. Fertility levels for Native American women were much higher than for North Dakota women in general. The crude death rate mirrored that of whites (8.7 deaths per thousand), but infant mortality was greater among Native Americans. In 1980, 28.7% of all Native Americans in North Dakota aged 25 or over had completed fewer than 9 years of formal education. The labor force participation (52.5%) was lower than the 61.4% statewide for persons aged 16 and over, with 19.2% unemployed, or four times the state rate. The largest proportion (26.2%) of Native Americans were employed in service occupations, with the average income, in 1979, $12,975, compared with $20,473 for all families. Almost 40% of all Native Americans were impoverished in 1979, more than three times the level of impoverishment for North Dakota in general. Statistical data are appended. (JMM)
Descriptors: Age, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Birth Rate, Culture, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Income, Infant Mortality, Labor Market, Marital Status, Occupations, Population Trends, Poverty, Sex, Statistical Data, Tribes, Unemployment
Coordinator, North Dakota Census Data Center, Department of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. Dept. of Agricultural Economics.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota