Minot AFB 60 Below average
Minot AFB Livability #260 ranked city in North Dakota#18,208 ranked city in the USARanks better than 37% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Minot AFB

  • Crime

    This area is characterized by a crime rate, per 100,000 individuals, that falls well below the national average, indicating its potential as a very safe place to live.

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Schools

    A high score in the schools category could be the result of elements like top-notch test scores, high education levels and the convenient location of elementary and high schools in this area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

  • Housing

    Expensive homes, poor home affordability and an unhealthy real estate market with lower than average home prices could all be reasons why this area received a low housing score.

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What's it like Living in Minot AFB?

Minot AFB, North Dakota is a small-sized city with a population of 5,974 inhabitants. At 76%, the majority of the Minot AFB population is White; this is followed by 13% Black and 2% American Indian and Alaskan. Minot AFB tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 22 is far below the national average. If you prefer shorter commutes, living in Minot AFB will be a delight. With an average one-way commute time of just 11 minutes, traveling to and from work is notably more convenient than the national average, which stands at 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Minot AFB could be a positive experience compared to other cities in North Dakota if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Minot AFB, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.

Using data and statistics Minot AFB has received a livability score of 60/100. This score is ranked in the 42nd percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Minot AFB ranks well for crime (B), education (B+) and employment (B+). Minot AFB does not do well for the following: amenities (F), cost of living (D-) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

The Minot AFB unemployment rate of 0.3% has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth. This is a positive sign in the overall health of the local economy.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Minot AFB. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Minot AFB are affordable. The median home price for Minot AFB homes is $0, which is 100% lower than the North Dakota average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Minot AFB, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 0, which is 100% lower than the North Dakota average.

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      Minot AFB transportation information

      Statistic Minot AFB North Dakota National
      Average one way commute11min17min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.2%80.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home1.7%4.9%4.6%
      Source: The Minot AFB, ND data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).