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Minot, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Minot is the 4th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 49,520 as of July 1, 2016. Minot ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Minot is located at latitude 48.2392 and longitude -101.2806 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Minot (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,611 feet.

The City of Minot (GNIS ID: 1036165) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Minot population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Minot, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,520
Population in Households 47,616
Population in Familes 34,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,904
Population Density1 2,002
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 21,574
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 11,954
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,191 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,383 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,460 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $193,084
Average Home Value $219,393


Median Household Income $58,081
Average Household Income $75,446
Per Capita Income $32,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.08% 2.71%
Households 3.03% 2.74%
Families 2.91% 2.6%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Minot, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minot to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 15 97th
Diversity Index2 # 39 91st
Median Household Income # 171 58th
Per Capita Income # 200 50th

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