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Study shows rapid growth for Minot

May 23, 2013

Researchers who estimate Minot’s 2012 population at nearly 49,000 also project growth of 9 to 23 percent over the next few years, depending on the forecast mode....

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May-24-13 6:39 AM

What a beautiful sunrise this morning! The article is allot of wish full thinking, and very optimistic. I sincerely hope all these housing units get built, then maybe people will be able to afford to live in Minot because of all the empty housing units available. The competition for our dollars that are not increasing will hopefully bring taxes and cost of living down about 50% at least.

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May-24-13 9:46 AM

The US Census bureau also came out with THEIR estimates, and they say Minot grew a few hundred people from 2011 to 2012 to around 43,767. So not sure who to believe? I seriously do not think we are even near 50,000...but maybe in a few years if the Air Base doesn't close and if Oil moves this way. I'd bet on Williston will hitting 50,000 before Minot does.

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May-26-13 9:04 PM

Boom!! Says SayWhat! I estimate I have at least 200 dependents to claim on my taxes, I wonder how that will fly!!

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