Just 10 Percent Of North Dakotans Said They're Likely To Move Away


t79du6il10-zgqatxj_juwGallup has a survey of residents in the fifty states measuring how many residents of each state would like to move.

In North Dakota, 69 percent of residents said they like where they’re at, and 30 percent said they think about moving. But perhaps more tellingly, when asked how likely they are to move, just 10 percent of North Dakotans said they were “extremely” or “somewhat” likely to move while 89 percent said they were “not too” or “not at all” interested in moving.

You can see the results here.

It would be interesting if Gallup had some historical data for this poll. North Dakota has seen some dramatic social and economic changes thanks to a booming, oil-driven economy. After years of dwindling population, communities across the state are growing, some at a breakneck pace.

Traffic is up. Trains are derailing. We’ve got more crime. More accidents. Busier restaurants and stores.

It’s been a big change for North Dakotans, and it has caused some angst.

So it’s interesting to see that so few North Dakotans are interested in moving, and it would be interesting to see how that compares to, say, 10 or 15 years ago.