A construction boom for apartments in North Dakota bodes well for renters. Even though North Dakota experienced a period when its high apartment rental prices were similar to places like New York City, the growing number of apartment units entering the North Dakota market has led to rates dropping and leveling out. With the availability of dwellings that range from modest to luxury, apartment renters are sure to find one that suits their price range and lifestyle.
Located in the upper Midwest, the state of North Dakota is home to roughly 750,000 people. The capital city of Bismarck is located in Burleigh County in the south-central region, but the city is only the second largest in the state. Fargo, which sits in the eastern part of the state along the Minnesota border, is the largest city and considered an economic hub for Cass County and the surrounding region. Other well-known places in North Dakota include Minot, which is the county seat of Ward County and home to the Minot Air Force Base. The small town of Dickinson in Stark County has a big advantage with its position along Interstate 94. Dickinson is a popular stop for those driving to nearby Theodore Roosevelt National Park and for travelers going between the eastern and western areas of North Dakota.
Although the North Dakota economy has made headlines for its oil boom, the largest industries in the state are a mix of healthcare, education and other private companies. Hospital systems Sanford Health, Altru Health System and Trinity Health are considered among the top ten employers. Retail chain Wal-Mart has several locations throughout North Dakota, making the privately owned company another top employer. University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and North Dakota State University in Fargo are the largest higher education institutions in the state, which translates to a large number of jobs for North Dakotans.