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Minot is a city in Ward County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after H.D. Minot, official with the Great Northern Railroad.

The latitude of Minot is 48.233N. The longitude is -101.296W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,621 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,424.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,218
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Minot demographic reports
Minot is on the Souris River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 57. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • North Dakota State Fair - July 20-28, 2007
  • Norsk Hostfest - Oct. 9-13, 2007
  • Souris Valley Garlic and Grape Festival - Sept. 15, 2007
  • North Dakota Horse Fest - March 3-4, 2007
  • Northern Neighbors Day - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Minot web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Northwest Art Center, Ward County Historical Village
Colleges and universities: Minot State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Driving On the prairie near Great Falls, Montana, or Minot, North Dakota, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, you might not realize right away that you are in a weapons system. A nuclear-missile silo is one of the quintessential Great Plains objects.
-- Great Plains
Ian Frazier

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Minot demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58703 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Minot residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Minot ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Minot was $18,011, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Minot residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Minot include Eastwood Park Historic District, Minot Commercial Historic District, Minot Industrial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Minot, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $779.


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Libraries in Minot include Minot Public Library, Ward County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Minot include Minot Daily News

TV stations in Minot include KMCY, KMOT, KSRE, KXMC, KXND.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMPR.

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Ward County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Minot political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Minot workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Minot between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Driving On the prairie near Great Falls, Montana, or Minot, North Dakota, or Cheyenne, Wyoming, you might not realize right away that you are in a weapons system. A nuclear-missile silo is one of the quintessential Great Plains objects. ”
~ Great Plains
Ian Frazier

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