- NORTH DAKOTA
With an area of 70,700 square miles, the state of North Dakota is ranked 19th in the nation. Its capital city is Bismarck. With a population of 739,482 as it was estimated at 2014, the state is 47th most populous in the US. The landmarks of the state are: “Theodore Roosevelt National Park”, “The Roger Maris Museum” and “Ralph Engelstad Arena”.
In North Dakota are located 11 public colleges and universities, five tribal community colleges and four private schools. The largest institutions in the state are North Dakota University and the University of North Dakota.
With a gross state product estimated at 2013 to $36.8 billion, the state is the fastest growing state in the US with a growth rate of 8.3%. The per capita income in 2013 was $50,899, ranked 16th in the nation. One of the largest industries in the state is agriculture, but also petroleum, food processing and technology are some of the major industries. The state has the lowest unemployment rate of 2.6%, as it was estimated in 2014. In 2010, the per capita income was ranked 17th in the nation.
The energy sector is a very important industry in the state and also North Dakota has both oil reserves and coal. Over 90% of the electricity produced is consumed in the state, but it is also exported in other states. The oil reserves are estimated to be 400 billion barrels. The state doesn’t have a major tourist attraction, and it is considered as the least visited state. The state’s cost of living is 105.30, which is more expensive than the US average. North Dakota is a home to 10,163 millionaires.