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  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Oakes is a town in North Dakota with a population of 2,018. Oakes is in Dickey County and is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. Living in Oakes offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Oakes and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Oakes are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$626
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    226
    500
  • Theft
    283
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Oakes

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,841
National
$55,322
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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.