Minot, ND
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Living in Minot


Minot is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 47,382 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Minot is the fourth largest community in North Dakota.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Minot who work in sales jobs (11.64%), office and administrative support (11.10%), and management occupations (8.54%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.00 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Minot is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.28% of adults in Minot have a college degree.

The per capita income in Minot in 2018 was $34,691, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $138,764 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.