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North Dakota : What you need to know

Oil extraction has led to a growth spurt in North Dakota, but there are many other reasons people move to this state. Technology, research and manufacturing companies continue to set up shop in Fargo, which along with Bismarck and Grand Forks, is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. An abundance of horseback riding trails, places to canoe and fish and areas to hike provide the people living in North Dakota with plenty of outdoor recreation options.

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Quick Facts about ND

Population 721,640
Latest Population Increase 2.36%
Median Household Income $57,181
Median Home Price $153,800
Median Property Tax $1,243
Median Rent $64

Employment Rate in ND

  Employed 97.1%
  Unemployed 2.9%

Race in ND

  Ethnicity White 88.7%
  Ethnicity Black 1.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.2%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 2.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 5.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Employment Rate in ND

  Employed 97.1%
  Unemployed 2.9%

Educational Levels in ND

  Bachelor's Degree 20.1%
  Associate's Degree 13.2%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 7.6%
  High School Graduate 27.4%
  Some College, No Degree 23.4%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 27.7%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 91.7%

Industry in ND

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 9.5%
Construction 7.5%
Manufacturing 6.8%
Wholesale Trade 3.4%
Retail Trade 11.7%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.7%
Information 1.5%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.7%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 6.6%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.6%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 7.8%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.3%
Public Administration 4.8%

Housing in ND

  Homes Rent 64.1%
  Homes Owned 35.9%

North Dakota Rankings

Best places to Live in North Dakota

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Fargo 113,464 $168,600 $46,175
Bismarck 66,980 $183,100 $58,901
Grand Forks 54,944 $163,800 $46,149
Minot 46,194 $184,100 $60,721
West Fargo 29,892 $173,800 $69,549
Williston 22,051 $199,700 $90,171
Dickinson 21,097 $208,000 $71,144
Mandan 19,962 $165,600 $59,078
Jamestown 15,418 $109,300 $48,362
Wahpeton 7,835 $96,800 $48,011
Devils Lake 7,275 $91,200 $41,240
Valley City 6,626 $89,800 $47,683
Minot AFB 5,890 $276,500 $39,639
Grafton 4,282 $72,000 $42,794
Watford City 3,728 $183,300 $70,161
Beulah 3,286 $150,100 $75,375
Rugby 3,112 $93,100 $37,898
Lincoln 3,093 $168,300 $66,090
Grand Forks AFB 2,663 $0 $41,538
Hazen 2,578 $130,300 $73,621