Dickinson 80 Exceptional
Dickinson Livability #34 ranked city in North Dakota#3,445 ranked city in the USARanks better than 88% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Dickinson Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Dickinson Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than North Dakota
1055% more expensive than the US average
North Dakota
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Dickinson cost of living
B+ Dickinson Crime Total crime is 15% lower than North Dakota
Total crime
2,08011% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4911% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Dickinson crime
B- Dickinson Employment Household income is 27% higher than North Dakota
Median household income
$74,83835% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,87024% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%45% lower than the US average
Dickinson employment
D+ Dickinson Housing Home value is 37% higher than North Dakota
Median home value
$224,80022% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9173% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Dickinson real estate or Dickinson rentals
C- Dickinson Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than North Dakota
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
48%equal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:124% lower than the US average
Dickinson K-12 schools
A Dickinson User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Dickinson
Overall user rating
82% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Dickinson, ND

      Dickinson, North Dakota is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,985 residents. According to the most recent Census, 91% of Dickinson residents are White, 2% Black and 2% Asian. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 83% of the population considered married and 54% with kids under the age of 18, Dickinson could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Dickinson is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in North Dakota, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Dickinson, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.

      With a livability score of 71/100, Dickinson is ranked #8,986 in the United States and #62 in North Dakota. Based on the grades for each individual category, Dickinson has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and employment (B-). Dickinson does not fare well for the following: weather (F) and education (D-). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Dickinson, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Dickinson has a violent crime rate of 163 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Dickinson meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Dickinson. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Dickinson are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Dickinson come in at $224,800, which is 37.1% higher than the North Dakota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Dickinson, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 7.1% higher than the North Dakota average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Dickinson will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Dickinson, the year-over-year appreciation rates were -7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.2%.

      Dickinson transportation information

      StatisticDickinsonNorth DakotaNational
      Average one way commute17min17min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.2%80.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home3.0%4.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Dickinson, ND data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).