Minot, ND
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Minot is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 47,822 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Minot is the fourth largest community in North Dakota.

Minot real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Minot house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Minot is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Minot is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minot who work in sales jobs (12.20%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and management occupations (7.70%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Minot, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

One of the benefits of Minot is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.87 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Minot is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.05% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Minot in 2010 was $33,446, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,784 for a family of four. However, Minot contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Minot is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Minot home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minot residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Minot include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Minot is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.