North Dakota at a Glance
North Dakota was the 39th state to be admitted to the union, the 19th largest in terms of area, and the 3rd least populous with 739,842 people. The median household income in North Dakota is $82,605, and the median age of North Dakotans is 37.
North Dakota is located in the upper midwest, and is bordered to the east by Minnesota, to the west by Montana and to the south by South Dakota. It also shares a border with the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The capital of North Dakota is Bismarck, and Fargo is the largest city.
North Dakota & Economy
North Dakotas economy has boomed in recent years through natural resource development, particularly oil extraction. Leading jobs in the state are oil-related, such as extraction workers, derrick operations, and roustabouts.
North Dakota Unemployment Rate
North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate of any U.S. state at 2.8%.