North Dakota in-migration is triple the birth rate

Net migration from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2013, in North Dakota totaled 38,223, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That compares to a gain of 12,271 in what demographers call “natural population increase,” or the number of births exceeding deaths, for the period.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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