NAR Research has produced a total of 3,147 Relocation Reports for U.S. counties. The Relocation Report for each county presents information for that county on county‐to‐county migration flows within the United States, the average incomes of households moving between the specific county and other counties, demographic summaries of homeownership rates, and types of home mortgages (e.g., Conventional, FHA, VA, and FSA/RHS). The most recently available data are for 2010.
Minot is the county seat of Ward County and is noted for its air force base and as a trading center for a large portion of northern North Dakota as well as parts of Canada.
Total in-migration to the county was 2,359, of which 1,727 households came from out of state–for example,
- Clark County, NV (50 households)
- Bossier Parish, LA (40 households)
- Santa Barbara, CA (35 households)
In-migration from in-state counties included Cass County (86 households), and McHenry County (61 households).
Total out-migration was 1,889 households, of which 1,245 moved to a different state–for example,
- Maricopa County, AZ (33 households)
- Bossier Parish, LA (31 households)
- Clark County, NV (26 households)
Out-migration to counties in North Dakota included Burleigh County (112 households) and Cass County (85 households).
The homeownership rate for Ward County was reported as 63 percent. For home sales with mortgages, 58 percent were conventional, 22 percent FHA-insured, and 20 percent VA-guaranteed.
The average income of households moving into Ward County was $33,947, and the average income of households leaving the county was $37,960.