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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    56
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    500
  • Theft
    168
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,938
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Oakes Reviews

3 reviews
I was a travel LPN nurse in Oakes North Dakota and my experience there was very nice. Everyone looks out for one another, family oriented, everyone is willing to help out, the stores and eatery are family owned. I enjoyed the valley. The farmland was beautiful. The horses well taken care of. What intrigued me the most were the people. My God, the oldest person I met was 105 years old. Amazing little town.
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I love the idea that it's a small town and to me everyone helps everyone out in need. Oakes is a place that has helped my husband and I with our health issues by getting clean fresh air.
I like that it is a small town. I feel that it is a safe place to live. We are strong as a community and always support others in need.