North Dakota gets younger with one of the highest birth rates in the country
25 Oct 2022
Recent research on birth rates in the United States has placed North Dakota at a very high ranking.
North Dakota ranks number three out of all 50 states for the highest birth rate, falling behind only Utah and Alaska. Because of the high number of babies born, North Dakota was the only state to get younger, with the average age of the state’s population dropping from 37 to 35.2.
“Several counties that you saw this last decade, saw a drop in median age as much as five years. They got five years younger,” said State Data Center Demographer Kevin Iverson.