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Overview

Introduction to Dickinson, North Dakota

Dickinson, North Dakota, in Stark county, is 94 miles W of Bismarck, North Dakota and 476 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dickinson History

Dickinson was founded in 1880. It was originally a stop on the Northern Pacific Railway. The city was first named Pleasant Valley Siding. It was renamed in 1882, after a railroad official named Wells S. Dickinson, who platted the town. Early settlers were attracted by the area’s rich soil and established numerous farms here by 1904. It is the county seat of Stark County, which was organized on May 25, 1883.

Dickinson and nearby Attractions

  • Prairie Hills Mall
  • Dakota Dinosaur Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  • Joachim Regional Museum
  • Heart River Golf Club

Things To Do In Dickinson

Dickinson offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The city owns more than 1,500 acres of public park land. The Little Missouri State Park and Theodore Roosevelt National Park are less than half an hour's drive away. The Hettinger Golf Course, the Heart River Golf Club and the Kenmare Country Club provide facilities for golfers. The Dakota Dinosaur Museum and the Joachim Regional Museum are also popular local spots. Every year, the city hosts several festivals, including the Northern Plains Heritage Festival, the Ukrainian Festival and the Stark County Fair.

Dickinson Transportation

Sloulin Field International is the nearest major airport.

Dickinson Higher Education

Dickinson State University is the local institution of higher education. Minot State University, the University of Mary and Bismarck State College are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,985
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+12,225
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.7%
Median Earnings25+$45,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,865
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,989

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,143
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$917
Median House Value$224,800

Ancestry

German42%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Norwegian11.7%
Irish6.4%
English5.5%
Russian4.2%
Czech4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Ukrainian2.5%
Swedish2.5%
Italian2.3%
Polish1.9%
Hungarian1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Scottish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
African0.7%
Danishn0.5%
West Indian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Icelander0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Basque0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Dickinson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stark County
Standard Zip Codes58601
P.O. Box Zip Codes58602
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude46.88
Approximate Longitude-102.78

Dickinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDICKINSON EXP STN
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp0 to 24 F
Apr Temp28 to 55 F
Jul Temp54 to 83 F
Oct Temp29 to 58 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches
StationDICKINSON RANCH HQ
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp2 to 22 F
Apr Temp30 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 83 F
Oct Temp32 to 58 F
Annual Precip15.5 inches
StationRICHARDTON ABBEY
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp5 to 22 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 56 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belfield957$66,136
Gladstone316$58,393
Richardton651$86,607
South Heart328$68,000
Taylor206$95,000

Dickinson Public Libraries

Dickinson Area Public Library
139 THIRD STREET WEST
Dickinson, North Dakota
(701) 456-7700

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Dickinson Hospitals

St Joseph's Hospital & Health Center
(Non-profit)
30 West 7th St
(701) 456-4000

Dickinson Public Schools

A L Hagen Junior High School
402 4th St W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0020
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Dickinson High School
979 13th Ave W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0030
High
Total Enrollment 881
Dickinson Spec Ed Unit
444 4th St W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0002
Early Childhood Center
107 3rd Ave Se
ZIP: 58601
(701) 227-3010
Primary
Total Enrollment 38
Heart River Elementary School
720 7th St Sw
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0012
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Jefferson Elementary School
599 11th Ave W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0013
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Lincoln Elementary School
102 10th St W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0014
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Prairie Rose Elementary School
2785 10th Ave W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0016
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Ps Berg Elementary School
307 3rd Ave W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0010
Middle
Total Enrollment 249
Roosevelt Elementary School
230 3rd Ave E
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0015
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Southwest Community High School
266 3rd Ave W
ZIP: 58601
(701) 456-0042
High
Total Enrollment 23
West River Student Services
2893 3rd Ave W Ste 102
ZIP: 58601
(701) 483-1257

Dickinson Private Schools

Hope Christian Academy
2891 5th Ave W
ZIP: 58601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Trinity Elementary East
515 3rd St E
ZIP: 58601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
Trinity Elementary West
145 3rd Ave W
ZIP: 58601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
Trinity High School
810 Empire Rd
ZIP: 58601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 514
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