Bismarck is also known as a site on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and as the home of the Dakota Zoo. The city is the seat of Bismarck State (community) College (founded 1939) and the University of Mary (founded 1955).
The oil- rich Bakken shale formation has made North Dakota the second-largest crude-producing state behind only Texas. The U.S. hit a milestone this year, producing more crude oil than any other country, and North Dakota is a big reason for that.
The Northern Pacific Railroad played a significant role in the founding and development of the town. In 1873 the Northern Pacific Railway renamed the location to Bismarck , in honor of German chancellor Otto von Bismarck . The town became North Dakota’s capital when the state was created from Dakota Territory in 1889.
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Things to Consider Before Moving to North Dakota No really big cities: There are no big cities in North Dakota . Housing shortages in some places: There is a housing shortage in towns like Minot and Williston. Open spaces: There is quite a bit of wide open space in this state. The weather: Finally, there is the weather.
In addition to Mississippi, the three poorest states include West Virginia and Arkansas. Three states — Washington, North Dakota , and Connecticut — reported income increases of more than $2,000 in 2014.
Annual average precipitation across the state ranges from around 14 in (35.6 cm) in the west to 22 in (55.9 cm) in the east. Snow is the main form of precipitation from November through March, while rain is the most common the rest of the year. It has snowed in North Dakota during every month except July and August.
Because of Constitution Error, North Dakota is Not a State (and Never Has Been) A constitutional error recently discovered shows that North Dakota has never technically fit the requirements for statehood. North Dakota became a state in 1889.
North Dakota’s largest industry is oil and gas, according to a recent survey by financial news website 24/7 Wall Street. In a recent examination of the top industries in each of the 50 states, the website found that the oil and gas industry contributes nearly 7 percent of North Dakota’s gross domestic product, or GDP.
North Dakota is the forty-second richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $17,769 (2000).
Since 1900, North Dakota voted Democratic 17.24 percent of the time and Republican 82.76 percent of the time. Since 1968, the state has always voted Republican.