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NickName: The Peace Garden State / Flickertail State / Roughrider State
Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend"

Capital City: Bismarck
Location: 46.805N, 100.767W
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Brief overview
North Dakota is the most rural of all the states. It's a big state, but farms cover the majority (more than 90%). The cost of living is just two thirds of the national average. Home rentals are considerably lower. Many people in North Dakota believe that “most people can be trusted” (3.9 out of 6 point scale). Its also the one among the top 5 safest states in the awards given by Morgan Quinto Press. The education scores are quite encouraging for your kids, with SAT scores way upwards than the national averages.

On the flip side, almost all the new economy indices are not favorable with this rural state. In the facors like jobs, globalization, innovation capacity etc the state is always in the bottom 10 states.

The tallest structure you can find in ND is the state capitol, with 19 storey built in the year 1934. children can be amused if you take them to one of the 60 wildlife refuges, 18 state parks, and 56 state historic sites.

In the weekends you can capture the wild, and the nature wherever you wander in North Dakota. With a small population and so much open space, North Dakota is sure to entice your pioneer spirit and need for adventure.
15 Vital Statistics Affecting Your Relocation ND USA  
1. Belief: "Most People are Honest" (6-level agree/disagree) 3.93 4
2. Belief: "Most People Can be Trusted" 0.67 0
3. Attended Meetings in Town or School Affairs (percent) 0 0
4. Overall State Ranking - New Economy Index 44th
5. Cost of Living Index 62.4 100
6. Average Apartment Rent 528.0000 617
7. Average Home Price 217500.0000 223400
8. Average Total Energy Cost 96.2800 126.75
9. Average Phone Bill 26.6500 16.85
10. Gasoline/Gallon 1.5700 1.5
11. Hospital Room/Day 365.5000 334.33
12. Doctor Visit 59.2000 66.7
13. Average Auto Insurance Premium, 2000 633.78 792.91
14. % of Days That are Sunny 55 56.88
15. Crime Index 79.6 416
Contents
 North Dakota Info For You  More North Dakota
 Even More North Dakota  State Information with Links
 Finances and Taxes  New Economy Index (1=Highest, 50=Lowest)
 Crime  Pollution
 Demographics  From the 2000 Census Reports
 Education  Quality Of Life: Child Well - Being - 1998
 Financial & Governmental Comparisons  Map Of North Dakota With Border States
North Dakota Info for you (All Links open in a separate window)  
Driving licenses NDDOT
License Plates North Dakota
State Official Website http://www.state.nd.us/
Department of Education Department-Education
Current events North Dakota News Headlines
Courts Judicial System
Constitution 39th State
Libraries North Dakota
Senators and Representatives US House
US Senate
North Dakota House: Members
North Dakota Senate: Members
Locating post office addresses http://www.mapsonus.com/db/USPS/
Golf courses http://www.golfcourse.com/search/simpleq.cfm
Banks http://www3.fdic.gov/idasp/main.asp
More North Dakota ...
Area 70704 sq.mi, 19th Land 68994 sq. mi., 17th Water 1710 sq.mi., 22nd
Admission to Statehood November 2,1889
Motto Liberty and union
Capital Bismarck
Largest cities and links Fargo
Bismarck
Grand Forks
Minot
Mandan
Dickinson
Jamestown
West Fargo
Williston
Wahpeton
Climate North Dakota
Weather Bismarck, Bismarck Municipal Airport
Average Temperatures ND USA
Winter 22.22 42.79
Spring 55.18 64.36
Summer 78.15 83.95
Fall 54.04 65.89
Precipitation(Rain Fall) 18.38 39.41
% of Days That are Sunny 91.25 103.29
Even more North Dakota
Titbits
Nickname including its origin The Peace Garden State / Flickertail State / Roughrider State ,Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend"
Symbols tree: American elm (1947)
bird:
western meadowlark (1947)
song:
“North Dakota Hymn” (1947)
fish:
northern pike (1969)
grass:
western wheatgrass (1977)
fossil:
teredo petrified wood (1967)
beverage:
milk (1983)
state march:
Spirit of the Land (1975)
flower:
wild prairie rose (1907)
equine:
Nokota horse (1993)
dance:
square dance (1995)
Song North Dakota HymnClick Here for Song
Demographics ND USA
Median Age 2000 43.15 37.8
% Change in Population 2000 to 2001 -0.4 1
Poverty Rate, 2000 12.4 11.14
% Public Aid Recipients 2000 2.6 3.79
% Births to Unmarried Women in 2000 27.9 32.92
Health ND USA
Health Care Cost Relative to U.S. average, 2002 1.1 0.99
Infant Mortality /1000 Live Births, 1998 8.1 7.14
Nonfederal Physicians, 1999 245 266.54
Death Rate by Accident, 1998 248 1988.92
Estimated Rate of New Cancer Cases, 2001 488.9 479.19
Obesity - % of Indiv. 30lbs over Weight or Greater (2001) 19.9 20.46
State Links
Capitol Tour Capitol-Tour
Area Code 701
Constitution 39th State
County Profile 53 Counties
Agriculture Wheat, cattle, barley, sunflowers, milk, sugar beets.
Industry Food processing, machinery, mining, tourism.
Editorial Cartoons Cartoonists Index
Flower Wild Prairie Rose
Geographic Center Sheridan, 5 miles southwest of McClusky
Governor John Hoeven (R)
Highest Point White Butte
Highway Markers North Dakota
History Historical
Library North Dakota
Lottery  
Lowest Point Red River; 750 feet, 45th
Media Radio
Museums The Virtual Library
National Forest Not Available
Pen Pals Penpalworld.com
Permanent Residents Find A Grave
No. of State Legislators, 2003 141
Road Side America North Dakota
Soil North Dakota - Williams
State Parks North Dakota
Tree American Elm
Unclaimed Funds North Dakota
Veteran Affairs North Dakota VA
Fatalities Caused by Tornadoes:
1950 to 2001
23
Finances and Taxes
ND
USA
Purchase Price of a building 133861.5 175806.29
Car Insurance 1296.29 1698.53
Corporate Income Tax % 6.825 6.64
Top Personal Income Tax 5.54 5.2
Sales Tax & Use Tax 5 4.66
Professional Services Tax N
Top Capital Gains Tax 5.54 4.75
Motor Fuel Tax, 02 0.21 0.23
Real Estate: % of income per $100
On Land & Buildings 3.29 N/A
On Inventory Y
On Personal Property N
State Tax Rate 10.5 7.13
Local Tax Rate 7.7 7.13
Unemployment Insurance Tax/ Per Employee 2.08 2.36
Internet Access Tax Y
New Economy Index (1=Highest, 50=Lowest) ND
Overall State Ranking 44th
Knowledge Jobs 40th
Globalization 43rd
Economic Dynamism 50th
Digital Economy 30th
Innovation Capacity 38th
High Tech Jobs 40th
Venture Capital 49th
Internet Access-1998 (%) 50.9
R & D Expenditures-1998 (Millions) 119.0000
Number of New Patents (1998) 107
Crime ND USA
Index Offences Total 1138 3326.73
Violent Crime Total 38.11 385.32
Murders 0.22 3.95
Forcible Rape 14.67 28.03
Assault 17.56 261.06
Property Crimes 1099.89 2941.4
Burglary 138.44 678.55
Larceny, Theft 879 1942.89
Motor Vehicle Thefts 82.44 320.72
Index Offences Rate 3053.59 2735.58
Murders Rate 0.96 3.02
Forcible Rape Rate 38.88 25.16
Robbery Rate 13.17 52.25
Aggravated Assault Rate 39.46 195.86
Property Crime Rate 2961.14 2459.29
Burglary Rate 365.14 585.46
Larceny, Thefts Rate 2354.49 1660.47
Motor Vehicle Thefts Rate 241.52 213.85
Pollution
ND
USA
Ozone in air (more Ozone = more Pollution) 55.35 82.19
Pollution Released, 1999 (Pounds) 2228963 45901994.34
Toxic Waste Received in State, 1999(Pounds) 33611 31524509.36
From the 2000 Census Reports ND USA
Population 467238 203400320
Average Family Size in 2000 3 3.1
% of Eligible Voters Reported Registered, 2000 Not Available 0.81
Median age 43.15 37.8
Males per 100 Females 100.17 94.67
Percentage Unemployed 5.74 5.97
Use Public Transport 0.23 1.12
Travel Time 19.89 24.55
Median Value of a House 34448.01 92201.9
Monthly Owner Cost with Mortgage 513.04 845.87
Monthly Owner Cost without Mortgage 223.58 283.44
Contract Monthly Rent 187.72 390.93
Gross Rent 245.87 463.96
% of Household Total 63.38 69.46
% of Families Household Total 53.3 54.65
Avg Population per Household 2.3 2.55
Avg Population per Family 2.92 3.06
% of Non Families Household Total 36.62 30.54
Monthly Income-Household 30476.87 38521.16
Monthly Income Family 38363.12 45249.75
Per Capita Income 15871.55 18724.65
Earning per Male 28327.24 33331.99
Earning per Female 18583.22 23722.78
% Families Below Poverty Line 9.65 9.88
People speaking Less than fluent English 1.47 3.53
Persons Holding High School Certificate or More 77.56 78.68
Bachelor Degree Holders 13.22 17.11
Density 628.84 1175.8
% of one Race 1277.83 8737.95
% of Black & Others 10.12 1231.39
% of American Indians 46.83 70.5
% of Asians 9.13 393.43
% of Hawaii 0.53 13.87
% of Others 6.07 600.04
% of Two or more Races 16.46 245.37
% of Hispanic or Latino 17.91 1345.63
Education ND USA
Verbal SAT Score, 2000 588 532.6
Math SAT Score, 2000 609 536.06
Public Elementary/Secondary Expenditures per pupil, 1999 (thousands) 4704 6623.8
% of Students Taking Exam, 2000 4 35.76
% of Population Over 25 with HS Diploma, 2000 86.7 83.32
% of Population Over 25 With Bachelor's Degree, 2000 23.3 24.62
Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in 2000 15.6 15.52
Average Teacher Salary, 1999 31709 41505.06
Books in Public Library Per Capita, 1997 3.9 3.12
College Degree - Graduating Institutions, 1997 21 82.12
Quality of Life: Child Well - Being - 1998 ND USA
% Low Birth-Weight Babies 6.5 7.51
Infant Mortality Rates (deaths per 1,000 live births) 8.1 7.14
Child Death Rates (deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-14) 27 24.84
Rate of Teen Deaths Rate by Accident, Homicide, and Suicide
(deaths per 100,000 teens ages 15-19)
56 58.2
Teen Birth Rate (births per 1,000 females ages 15-17) 16 28.1
% of Teens Who Are High School Dropouts (ages 16-19) 5 9.16
% of Teens Not Attending School and Not Working (ages 16-19) 5 8.16
% of Children Living With Parents
Who Do Not Have Full-Time, Year- Round Employment
22 24.02
% of Children in Poverty (date reflect poverty in pervious year) 17 17.29
% of Families with Children Headed by Single Parent 22 24.92
Financial & Government Comparison ND USA
State Government Tax Revenue, 2000 1231049000.0000 11195307960
Per Capita State Government Tax Revenue, 2000 1934.0000 1949.8
State Government Debt Outstanding, 1999 1519729000.0000 10937316480
Per Capita State Government Debt Outstanding, 1999 2370.0000 2259.96
Gross State Product, 1998 (Millions) 17214.0000 173820.7
State Government Bond Rating (S&P, 1999) AA-
Cost of Living Index , Selected Metro, Second Quarter, 2000 0.93 1.06
Number of Bureaucrats per 100 Population, 2002 6.02 5.64
North Dakota Neighborhood
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North Dakota
Song: North Dakota Hymn

Written by James W. Foley
Composed by Dr. C. S. Putnam

North Dakota, North Dakota,
With thy prairies wide and free,
All thy sons and daughters love thee,
Fairest state from sea to sea;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
Here we pledge ourselves to thee.

Here thy loyal children singing,
Songs of happiness and praise,
Far and long the echoes ringing,
Through the vastness of thy ways;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
We will serve thee all our days.

Onward, onward, onward going,
Light of courage in thine eyes,
Sweet the winds above thee blowing,
Green thy fields and fair thy skies;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
Brave the soul that in thee lies.

God of freedom, all victorious,
Give us Souls serene and strong,
Strength to make the future glorious,
Keep the echo of our song;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
In our hearts forever long.

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