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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A
Barnes County is located in North Dakota with a population of 10,971. Barnes County is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. In Barnes County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Barnes County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Barnes County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$675
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Barnes County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    152.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    274.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,860.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Barnes County

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,237
National
$55,322

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