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Minot North DakotaMore on Minot, North Dakota

The Basics:

Located in north central North Dakota, Minot is most widely known for the Air Force base located just about a mile and half north of the city. Minot is the fourth largest city in the state with a population of 40,888 according the 2010 census. Minot is the county seat of Ward County and is a trading center for much of North Dakota, southwestern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan. The city of Minot was founded in 1886 with the construction of the Great Northern Railway and is referred to as the Magic City due to its remarkable growth in a short amount of time.

Some Facts:

The median income for Minot is $53,361 and the median age is 32.5. The unemployment rate is 2.4% and the hire rate is 18.7%. The average household size is about 2.20 and the average family size is about 2.86. The population is divided almost half and half in terms of gender make up.

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Something to Boast: named North Dakota the number one place for young people based on both economic and lifestyle factors.

Education is high here as more than 93% of potential job seekers have at least a high school education and about 38% hold a college degree or other degree. North Dakota people consistently rank high for educational attainment by independent studies in the country.

Getting Around:

Minot International Airport is served by four airlines as well as charters and air taxi service. Frontier, Allegiant, Delta and United offer several flights here daily.

Three major U.S. Highways run through the city, connecting to our neighbors to the north in Canada, or over to Montana. There are also two interstates, US 2 and US 83. US 83 runs north to south through the center of Minot as Broadway and will take you to the Air Force Base.

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