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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Dickinson is a town in North Dakota with a population of 21,985. Dickinson is in Stark County. Living in Dickinson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dickinson there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dickinson and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    129
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196
    500
  • Theft
    1,627
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,838
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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If you're one to like a small community then this is definitely the place for you. Unfortunately I'm more used to bigger cities as I used to live in Portland and San Francisco. There isn't much to do so that's one thing I hope will change in the future. Although it is small, there are many friendly locals that are willing to help if you're in need or to have a little chat.
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Dickinson for the most part has been a cozy little town. The residents are friendly, caring, and put in a lot of community effort towards the towns social events and programs to serve the community. The town is on a slight down turn since the oil boom has slowed way down but its starting to pick back up and jobs are coming back into the oil industry. The housing market is busy do to a lot of people selling their houses do to buying them when oil was high so now they are selling for less, rent has dropped considerably and cost of living has gone down.
The city of Dickinson is in a state of disrepair after the oil boom. The economy is booming but the streets are iced over as the increase in population is here for oil not for city work. With more streets but the same amount of city workers there are many times our safety is put at risk as there just are not enough people to fix every street and lamp post that breaks or ices over. This is a fine city when the population is lower; however, since the new residents are working in oil and are not here to do anything else they are wrecking the place with no concept of what they are doing and no plan to fix it.