A new report published by the North Dakota Tourism Authority (NDTA) has found that North Dakota is now home to some of the most attractive male-dominated attractions in the state.
According to the report, the state has nearly 5,000 attractions that cater to both male and female customers.
The report, which was released on Thursday, examined the number of male-oriented attractions and found that there are approximately 3,500 of them.
The North Dakota Parks and Tourism Agency, or NDPOT, said the data is based on data collected by the company Parks and Tours.
“In 2016, NDPot was the first company in North Dakota to provide accurate and reliable data on the gender and attraction demographics of the state’s attractions, parks, and resorts,” the NDPOTT statement said.
“This new report will help NDPots staff better understand the demographics of our state and attract more females to the state.”
The NDPOTS report found that while the number and gender of male visitors to the parks and resorts in 2016 was about the same as the number who visited in 2014, the number has increased substantially over the last five years.
For example, in 2016, there were approximately 1,500 men in the area of the North Platte River, but in 2018, there was more than 10,000.
In the last decade, the total number of men visiting the state increased from just over 200,000 in 2014 to more than 1 million in 2020.
In 2018, the male visitors accounted for nearly three-quarters of all visitors to North Dakota, while the total visitors to neighboring Kansas was only about two-thirds of those visitors.
The NdpOT report also found that males make up the majority of the female visitors at the parks.
Females make up roughly half of the overall visitors to these attractions.
In 2016, nearly 80 percent of all female visitors were male, and this number has been increasing.
In 2017, more than a third of female visitors to each of the parks were male.
For 2017, females made up an estimated 90 percent of the total visitor count.
In addition, the parks have seen an increase in male and male-female groups visiting each year.
The average number of visitors to all of the attractions in North Platterra, which is home to the North Pole, is about 10,500.
The parks have also seen an influx of females who have made the trip from outside the state to visit the attractions, according to the Ndpot report.
The number of females visiting each park increased from about 1,000 last year to more recently more than 5,500 this year.
“Female visitors are a growing demographic of the tourist market, and in a state where our parks and resort operators are struggling to attract the number that are needed to support an expanding tourist economy, this increase in female visitors is encouraging,” the report stated.
“North Dakota has some of its highest visitation rates among states with the highest female populations in the nation.”
The North Platters attractions, which include the North Star, the North Face, the Rocky Mountains, and the North Country, have more than 7,500 entrances and exits, according the Ndtat report.
In 2015, the average visitor to the park was about 3,400, while this number rose to about 4,500 last year.
Female visitors are about three-fourths of all visitor numbers.
The park also hosts a wide range of other attractions, including water sports, hiking trails, camping, and more.
According the NDTAs report, in 2018 there were more than 2,000 female visitors per day.
“Visitors who are female and of child-bearing age make up about one-third of the population,” the parks agency said.
According a 2017 report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), one-half of all people between the ages of 15 and 64 are women, but that number has dropped to just over 40 percent.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the body responsible for developing standards for medical devices, said in a statement that “gender and age differences are important factors in the development of medical devices and related treatments.”
In addition to the gender disparity, female visitors make up an increasing percentage of visitors at other attractions in state parks.
According with NDTAS, in 2015, approximately 75 percent of visitors were female, and that percentage has been rising steadily since 2016.
“The majority of visitors who visit state parks are male, but female visitors account for a growing percentage of female visitor numbers,” the agency said in the statement.
“These numbers continue to increase as females age and move away from state parks.”
A total of 1,817 of the more than 6,300 attractions and attractions in NDT as well as more than 15,000 of the 4,800 state parks and nearly 300,000 parks and recreation facilities in the region are designated for females, the NPD