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North Dakota Almanac

The North Dakota Almanac presents a general overview of the State of North Dakota.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
North Dakota. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 502. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union November 2, 1889
Capital Bismarck, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Peace Garden State, Sioux State, Flickertail State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 70,704 square miles Rank among states 19th
Land area 68,994 square miles Rank among states 17th
Water area 1,710 square miles Rank among states 22nd
Greatest distance East to West 360 miles
Greatest distance North to South 212 miles
Highest point 3,506 feet (White Butte) Rank among states 30th
Lowest point 750 feet (Red River) Rank among states 43rd
Mean elevation 1,900 feet Rank among states 16th
Highest recorded temperature 121 degrees on July 6, 1936 at Steele
Lowest recorded temperature -60 degrees on February 15, 1936 at Parshall
Highest monthly average temperature 84.4 degrees Rank among states 40th
Lowest monthly average temperature -5.1 degrees Rank among states 2nd
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 17 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
642,200 Rank among states 47th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
9.31 Rank among states 47th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Fargo 90,599 6. Dickinson 16,010
2. Bismarck 55,532 7. Jamestown 15,527
3. Grand Forks 49,321 8. West Fargo 14,940
4. Minot 36,567 9. Williston 12,512
5. Mandan 16,718 10. Wahpeton 8,586
Median age 32.4
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 75.71 Rank among states 4th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 2,820.3 Rank among states 50th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 82.2 Rank among states 51st
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 2,738.1 Rank among states 50th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$24,708 Rank among states 38th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$21,993 Rank among states 36th
Median household income (1993) $28,118 Rank among states 37th

Additional Information

Encyclopedia of North Dakota

Encyclopedia of North Dakota, by Nancy Capace. 410 pages. Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc. (April 17, 2007)

The Encyclopedia of North Dakota contains detailed information on North Dakota: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE North Dakota State Book Store for additional North Dakota related books, including North Dakota Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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