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Welcome to Minot ...

The city of Minot is located in Ward County<1> and is the County Seat for Ward County.

The location of Minot has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Minot has a population of 47,382 people<3> (see below for details).

Minot was established in 1886.

The community of Minot is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Minot lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Minot (for example, toward Pick City), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The telephone area code for Minot: (701)

Websites for Minot ...

Official Website:   www.web.ci.minot.nd.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.minotchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Minot had an population of 47,382 people. This is an increase of 15.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Minot had a population of 40,888 people (or 66.3% of the total population of Ward County). This makes Minot the county's most populous community.

The population of Minot represents 6.08% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 40,888 people, the population of Minot increased 11.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 36,567 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Minot.

Communities Also Named Minot ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Minot - they are located in Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Montana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Minot.

Communities near Minot ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Minot.

  • Surrey [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surrey
    • Surrey [Ward County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Minot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,393 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surrey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surrey<6>
  • Burlington [Ward County]
  • Glenburn [Renville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenburn
    • Glenburn [Renville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Minot
    • Estimated population in 2019: 430 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenburn<6>
  • Sawyer [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyer
    • Sawyer [Ward County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Minot
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 326 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyer<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Des Lacs [Ward County]
    • Deering [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deering
      • Deering [McHenry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Minot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deering have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deering<6>
    • Ruthville [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Ward County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Minot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
    • Genoa [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [McHenry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Minot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Foxholm [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxholm
      • Foxholm [Ward County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Minot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxholm
    • Lonetree [Ward County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Minot. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Minot.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Minot. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Minot.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Minot. Our list includes 40 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Minot.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Minot ...

Looking for more information about Minot? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Minot, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Minot.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Ward County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Minot: www.web.ci.minot.nd.us/

The official website for Ward County: www.co.ward.nd.us/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Ward, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Minot.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Minot - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minot) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Minot. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minot

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2336, Longitude: -101.2966       In this case, the coordinates for Minot have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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