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The population of North Dakota went from 641,200 to 699,628 from 2000 to 2012 for a total growth of 58,428. The population of the United States for that same time period went from 282,171,957 to 313,914,040 for a total population growth of 31,742,083. North Dakota had a total percentage growth for those 12 years of 9.1 percent which was slower than the overall United States total percentage growth which was 11.2 over those same years. The trends of growth for both the United States and North Dakota can be seen on the logarithmic graph below. The rate of growth of the population of North Dakota has increased since 2009. Due mainly to the oil boom it is currently experiencing. Currently, North Dakota has the highest growth rate in population and the highest employment rate of any state (Rocco, 2013). From 2000 to 2009 the growth rate for the state was relatively flat.
Population of North Dakota and the United States Annually from 2000 to 2012
Territory
7/1/2012
7/1/2011
7/1/2010
7/1/2009
7/1/2008
7/1/2007
7/1/2006
7/1/2005
7/1/2004
7/1/2003
7/1/2002
7/1/2001
7/1/2000
United States
313,914,040
311,591,917
309,330,219
307,006,550
304,374,846
301,579,895
298,593,212
295,753,151
293,045,739
290,326,418
287,803,914
285,081,556
282,171,957
North Dakota
699,628
683,932
674,629
646,844
641,421
638,202
636,771
635,365
636,303
632,809
633,617
636,267
641,200

Annual Estimates and data of the Resident Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2009
Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (NST-EST2011-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2011

Population growth trend for North Dakota.

References:

Rocco, M., 2013, North Dakota Oil Boom Driving Economic Development, Fox Business, Feb. 13, 2013, http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/2013/02/11/north-dakota-oil-boom-driving-economic-development/

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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