Our friends at Roadsnacks came out with an article recently that caught my eye.

The 10 Worst Small North Dakota Towns for 2024.

(You can read more about that here.)

I promised you however we were going to focus on the best of the best small-town life in North Dakota in the future, and that time is now.

North Dakota continues to be one of the safest places to live and is a great place to raise a family.  However, the 10 small-town North Dakota cities I'm about to unveil to you might be worth the move if you are considering a change from big-city life.

Just like any state, we do have some trouble spots.  Roadsnacks analyzed data that showed North Dakota's highest places for crime, poverty, and unemployment.  That's how Roadsnacks was able to come up with the 10 Best of the Best I'm about to share with you.

Now, only towns with a population between 1,000 and 5,000 people were analyzed. 

That works out to only 42 North Dakota cities to fall into that category.

Here's the methodology that was used to determine the 10 BEST small North Dakota towns. 

The criteria used FBI crime data and the Census’s 2018-2022 American Community Survey, to include the lowest unemployment rates, low housing costs, adjusted median income (adjusted for the cost of living), education (least number of high school dropouts), and low crime rates.

This is the tenth year Roadsnacks has ranked the 10 worst and 10 best small North Dakota towns.

So, without further ado, these are the 10 BEST Small North Dakota Cities for 2024.

The 10 Best Small Towns In North Dakota for 2024!

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