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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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North Dakota Profile

Quick Facts

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

  Employed 97.1%
  Unemployed 2.9%

Race

  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

  Employed 97.1%
  Unemployed 2.9%

Educational Levels

  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

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

  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
Abercrombie 251 $98,300 $80,313
Adams 142 $25,000 $27,292
Alamo 72 $67,500 $75,000
Alexander 225 $0 $71,250
Alice 33 $55,000 $28,750
Almont 132 $48,000 $55,625
Alsen 63 $26,500 $100,250
Ambrose 19 $0 $0
Amenia 83 $96,000 $63,750
Amidon 32 $18,800 $84,375
Anamoose 286 $71,700 $59,500
Aneta 263 $43,900 $35,417
Antler 10 $53,300 $0
Ardoch 98 $0 $0
Argusville 449 $240,600 $100,250
Arnegard 88 $0 $0
Arthur 385 $112,500 $58,542
Ashley 771 $48,400 $31,964
Auburn 24 $0 $0
Ayr 20 $0 $61,250