White Earth Nation

Facts and Figures


| Population Statistics| Labor Force| Income & Housing| Industry|

 

Population Statistics:

White Earth is comprised of approximately 9,188 people and is (55.5%) white with Native Americans making up the majority of the balance (43.8%). Over 31.7% of the population is under age 18. Over 14.6% is over the age of 65. Evenly split between male and female, the median age is approximately 36.

Major Communities: 2000 Population:

Callaway

200

Elbow Lake

104

Mahnomen

1,202

Naytahwaush

583

Ogema

143

Pine Point

337

Rice Lake

226

Waubun

403

White Earth

424

 

 

Labor Force:

There are approximately 3,968 people in White Earth's labor force (2000 Census), of which 3,640 are employed. State projections suggest a growing labor force. They are characterized as motivated, hard working individuals with a strong work ethic.

The official unemployment rate has been approximately 5%, but the true unemployment rate is 30-40% due to the lack of job opportunities. 

2001 Labor Force and Employment
Seasonally Unadjusted - Nonfarm Wage & Salary Employment by Industry

Total

6,029

Manufacturing

253

Non-Manufacturing

3,387

Construction and Mining

356

Transportation, Communication, and Utilities

205

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

107

Services and Miscellaneous

1,137

Government

247

Wholesale Trade

49

Retail Trade

286

 

Income & Housing:

The median family income for residents of White Earth is estimated at $33,144 compared to $50,046 nationally.

The average personal income per capita for residents of White Earth was estimated at $12,786 in 1999 compared to $21.587 nationally.

There are over 3,327 households.

Industry:

White Earth's existing industrial base is concentrated in the services sector (48%) with diversification in expansion being encouraged by WEEDO efforts.