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Minot, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Minot is the 4th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 48,368 as of July 1, 2018. 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 48.2325 and longitude -101.2963 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Minot 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.

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Minot, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 48,368
Population in Households 46,486
Population in Familes 33,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,882
Population Density2 1,955
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $66,102
Average Household Income $83,633
Per Capita Income $37,057


Total Housing Units 22,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,715 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,547 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,517 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $221,430
Average Home Value $242,598


Total Households 21,262
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 11,516
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.04% 1.57%
Households 2.1% 1.68%
Families 1.73% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.61%

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, 2018 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 Density # 15 97th
Diversity Index # 26 94th
Median Household Income # 124 69th
Per Capita Income # 160 60th

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