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Overview

Introduction to Minot, North Dakota

Minot, North Dakota, in Ward county, is 101 miles N of Bismarck, North Dakota and 442 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minot History

Minot was founded in 1886. It was named in honor of H.D. Minot, a railroad investor. Minot was incorporated on June 28, 1887. The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad reached the city in 1893. In 1888, it became the county seat of Ward County, which was established on November 23, 1885.

Minot and nearby Attractions

  • Oak Park Shopping Center
  • Souris Valley Golf Course
  • Railroad Museum
  • Northwest Art Center
  • Ward County Historical Village
  • Roosevelt Park Zoo

Things To Do In Minot

While in Minot, visitors can plan a day trip to the Roosevelt Park Zoo. The Town and Country Shopping Center, Oak Park Shopping Center and Arrowhead Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers. Souris Valley Golf Course is a great place for golfers to play a round. Some of the local celebrations include the North Dakota State Fair, Souris Valley Garlic and Grape Festival, the North Dakota Horse Fest, Northern Neighbors Day and Norsk Hostfest.

Minot Transportation

Minot International Airport is nearby.

Minot Higher Education

The city is home to Minot State University. Bismarck State College, Northern State University and the University of Mary also provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,338
Male Share of the Population51.8%
Female Share of the Population48.2%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+27,334
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$40,442
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,377
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,238

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,496
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$917
Median House Value$201,900

Ancestry

German33.9%
Norwegian25.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
Irish8.7%
English5.4%
Swedish5.1%
French Except Basque2.6%
Russian2.1%
Polish2%
Italian1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Finnish0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.4%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Minot Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ward County
Standard Zip Codes58701, 58703, 58704, 58705
P.O. Box Zip Codes58702
Company Zip Codes58707
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude48.23
Approximate Longitude-101.29

Minot Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINOT AP
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp1 to 18 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 55 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationGRANVILLE
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 19 F
Apr Temp30 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 83 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationVELVA 3 NE
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 18 F
Apr Temp28 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 82 F
Oct Temp30 to 57 F
Annual Precip18.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington1,235$80,691
Deering92$86,000
Des Lacs215$76,250
Glenburn538$80,000
Sawyer323$74,286
Surrey1,079$89,615

Minot Public Libraries

Minot Public Library
516 2ND AVE SW
Minot, North Dakota
(701) 852-1045
Ward County Public Library
225 3RD ST SE
Minot, North Dakota
(701) 852-5388

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Minot Hospitals

Trinity Hospitals
(Non-profit)
1 W Burdick Expy
(701) 857-5000
Trinity Hospital - Saint Josephs
407 3rd Street Southeast
(701) 857-5000

Minot Public Schools

Bell Elementary School
5901 Hwy 52 S
ZIP: 58701
(701) 420-1880
Primary
Total Enrollment 117
Central Campus School
215 1st St Se
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4660
Other
Total Enrollment 1109
Edison Elementary School
701 17th Ave Sw
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4595
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Jim Hill Middle School
1000 6th St Sw
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4477
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Magic City Campus High School
1100 11th Ave Sw
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4500
High
Total Enrollment 958
Nedrose Elementary School
6900 Hwy 2 E
ZIP: 58701
(701) 838-5552
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Perkett Elementary School
2000 5th Ave Sw
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Souris Valley Spec Ed Unit
215 2nd St Se
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4410
South Prairie Elementary School
100 177th Ave Sw
ZIP: 58701
(701) 722-3537
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Sunnyside Elementary School
1000 5th Ave Se
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Washington Elementary School
600 17th Ave Se
ZIP: 58701
(701) 857-4695
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Bel Air Elementary School
501 25th St Nw
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Erik Ramstad Middle School
1215 36th Ave Nw
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4466
Middle
Total Enrollment 621
Lewis And Clark Elementary School
2215 8th St Nw
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4665
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Longfellow Elementary School
600 16th St Nw
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4610
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Mckinley Elementary School
5 5th Ave Ne
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4615
Primary
Total Enrollment 136
Roosevelt Elementary School
715 8th St Ne
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4685
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Souris River Campus Alternative High School
1510 University Ave W
ZIP: 58703
(701) 857-4496
High
Total Enrollment 137

Minot Private Schools

Our Redeemers Christian School
700 16th Ave Se
ZIP: 58701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 233
Bishop Ryan High School
316 11th Ave Nw
ZIP: 58703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 324
Dakota Memorial High School
6301 19th Ave Nw
ZIP: 58703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
Little Flower Elementary
800 University Ave W
ZIP: 58703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
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