Minot is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 48,743 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.
Minot is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 many members of the armed forces living in Minot. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Minot spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.87 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Minot is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Minot area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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 Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Minot is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.