- State Alias
- Social Demographics
- Metropolitan Areas
- Popular Sports Teams
- Security Companies
- Crime Statistics
- Police Department
- List of Counties
North Dakota History:
North Dakota was explored between 1738-1740 by French Canadians led by Sieur De Verendrye. In 1803 the U.S acquired most of North Dakota territory from France in the Louisiana Purchase. Louis and Clark explored the region from 1804-1806 and the first settlements were made at Pembina in 1812 by Scottish and Irish families. While this area was still in dispute between the U.S and Great Britain during the first settlements. In 1818 the U.S obtained the northeast part of North Dakota by treaty with Great Britain and took possession of Pembina in 1823. The region remained largely unsettled until the construction of the railroad in the 1870s and 1880s.
North Dakota became part of the US in 1889. It was admitted into the Union at the same time South Dakota was. Traditionally it is listed as being admitted first making it the 39th state. North Dakota is 19th among the states with regard to physical size. It has been one of the most least populated state until the recent oil industry rush which has dramatically affected the population growth, jobs and the overall economy.
North Dakota State Alias:
The international peace garden straddles the international boundary between North Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba. In 1956 the North Dakota motor vehicle department, on its own initiative placed the words “Peace Garden State” on license plates and the names proved so popular that it was formally adopted by the 1957 legislature.
North Dakota is also known as “The Flickertail State” referring to the Richardson ground squirrels which are abundant in North Dakota,. The name “The Rough Rider State” refers to the first U.S volunteer Calvary which Theodore Roosevelt organized to fight in the Spanish-American war.
North Dakota Population:
North Dakota’s residential population in 2013 set at 672,591. 339,864 of the population was males and 332,727 being females. With the increase in the oil industry the state has seen unprecedented growth in the last couple of years. Currently the state ranks 48th in population making it one of the lowest populations in the union. The increase in jobs is sure to change that over the next decade.
North Dakota Industries:
The leading manufacturing companies in North Dakota in 1997 are food and food products. Industrial machinery and equipment, printing and publishing, transportation equipment, and fabricated metal products. The overall value of these shipments was estimated at around $5.2 billion making it 9th in shipments between 1992 and 1997. Today 90% of North Dakota’s land is covered by farm land and North Dakota ranks first in the nations production of spring and durum wheat. Other agricultural products produced by North Dakota are barley, Rye, Sunflowers, Dry edible beans, Honey, Oats, Flaxseed, sugar beets, sheep, and hogs.
The most recent industry boom is in oil and natural gas. With the popularity of fracking to abstract natural gas from the ground the US is set to reduce its independence on foreign oil. North Dakota seems to be leading the charge and it is creating a surplus of jobs with workers flocking to the state by the thousands looking for good paying work. This has also increased demand for other services like restaurants, housing and other infrastructure needs.
North Dakota Social Demographics:
In a 2013 census it was record that the annual household income of North Dakota is $51,641 with the home ownership rate at 66.4%. Approximately 22.5% of the population consists of people under the age of 18 with 14.2% being over the age of 65. Bismark is the capital of North Dakota and the second most populous city. Fargo North Dakota is the largest city.
North Dakota Metropolitan Areas:
North Dakota contains eight metropolitan areas, these include Fargo, Wahpeton, Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, Dickinson, Williston, and Jamestown. The state is very rural meaning the cities are smaller with no major metropolitan areas in the state.
North Dakota Popular Sports Teams:
There are no major professional sports teams in North Dakota. North Dakota is home to league teams like The Minot Muskies, The Fargo Moorhead Redhwaks, The Fargo Moorhead Beez, The North Dakota Wizards, The Bismarck Bobcats. Popular college teams include The North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and the North Dakota State Bison’s.
North Dakota Home Security Companies:
North Dakota Crime Statistics:
For 2010 13,408 crimes were reported in the state. These numbers include 90 robbery’s, 10 manslaughters, 859 motor vehicle thefts, 9,070 larceny and theft crimes, 1,966 burglaries, and 1,176 aggravated assaults. With the increasing population there have been more issues with drugs and crimes ad that is on the rise with the rising population.
Crime Breakdown for North Dakota
- 2.45 Violent Crimes per 1,000 Residents
- 20.10 Property Crimes per 1,000 Residents
- Your Chances of being a Victim of Violent Crime in ND is 1 in 409
- Your Chances of being a Victim of Property Crime in ND is 1 in 50
- There are 15 crimes per square mile in ND
- Your Chances of being a Victim of Burglary in ND is 1 in 294
- The ND Burglary Rate is Below the National Average
North Dakota Police Department:
The mission of North Dakota state police is to make a difference every day by providing high quality law enforcement services to keep North Dakota safe and secure. North Dakota’s organization of highway patrol was founded in 1935, the first patrolman consisted of five men in 1936 and increased the amount of patrolmen year by year as the population increase and safety became a state-wide goal./p>
- North Dakota State Police Website: http://www.nd.gov/ndhp/
- North Dakota Amber Alert: http://www.nd.gov/amber/
- North Dakota Health & Safety: http://www.ndsc.org/default.aspx
North Dakota List of Counties:
17. Golden Valley
18. Grand Forks