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People moving to North Dakota drives state’s population growth


FARGO — North Dakota’s ability to attract people to the state continues as the main driver of its population gains.

The number of people migrating to North Dakota during a recent period was more than three times the number of births over deaths, new census figures show.

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

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to