Growing by the Numbers – November 2018

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ND: Quality of Life Improves Through Reduction in Poverty

The Census Bureau released a number of statistics related to poverty this fall for the prior year. In the one-year American Community Survey (ACS) release the US poverty rate was estimated to be 13.4 percent. North Dakota’s rate was 10.3 percent, putting the state among the 10 with the lowest rates of poverty in the ACS statistics for 2017. Since 2007, while the US poverty rate climbed at one point to nearly 16 percent using ACS data, North Dakota’s never exceeded 13 percent, reaching the highest point in 2009 and generally declining since. The state’s rate of poverty has trended down over the past 10 years. In 2007 North Dakota had an estimated poverty rate of 12.1, just under the national estimate of 13 percent. North Dakota ranked 27th lowest of the 50 states in that year. Source: Census Bureau ACS Files 1-Year 20072017 Table S1701

Labor Day Backyard Game Day

Lawn games are part of the fun at Cross Ranch State Park near Washburn ND

To celebrate the long weekend, the park is planning a weekend full of fun games throughout the campground. Visitors will be able to enjoy a day of horse shoes, checkers, tic-tac-toe, bubbles and much more!

September 1 at 8 a.m. to September 3 at 11 a.m.

Cross Ranch State Park
1403 River Road, Center, North Dakota 58530

Tax Abatement Programs for New Buildings

Looking to build a new home?

Did you know:

  • New single-family, townhome, and condominium residential construction may receive up to 2 years of property tax abatement on the first $150,000 of the true and full value of the home.
  • New and existing buildings, structures, and improvements owned or leased by a qualifying project may qualify for property tax abatement for up to 5 years
  • New buildings, structures, and improvements constructed and owned by a local development corporation may receive a partial or complete exemption from ad valorem taxation while unoccupied.
  • A qualifying project which locates in a building owned by a local development corporation qualifies for the property tax incentives, provided application is made and granted prior to occupancy.