These Are The 10 Best Places In North Dakota To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in North Dakota where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in North Dakota who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in North Dakota, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Peace Garden State:

  1. Jamestown (Photos)
  2. Mandan (Photos)
  3. Devils Lake (Photos)
  4. West Fargo (Photos)
  5. Dickinson (Photos)
  6. Wahpeton (Photos)
  7. Jamestown (Photos)
  8. Bismarck (Photos)
  9. Jamestown (Photos)
  10. Grand Forks (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in North Dakota. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in North Dakota in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in North Dakota in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in North Dakota have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in North Dakota.

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1. Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,407
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.89
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.91
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.89
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.4

2. Mandan

Mandan, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,381
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.17
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.41
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.1
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.1

3. Devils Lake

Devils Lake, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,218
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.43
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.55
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.49
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.42

4. West Fargo

West Fargo, North Dakota

Source: Flickr

Population: 28,371
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.11
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.32
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.11
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.63

5. Dickinson

Dickinson, North Dakota

Source: Flickr

Population: 19,920
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.91
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.6
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.01
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.1

6. Wahpeton

Wahpeton, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,804
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.41
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.38
Churches Per 1,000 People: 2.69
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.13

7. Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,407
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.3
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.62
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.19

8. Bismarck

Bismarck, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 65,123
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.68
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.12
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.92
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.92

9. Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,407
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.06
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.0
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.63
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.26

10. Grand Forks

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 54,095
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.09
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.05
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.17

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in North Dakota where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in North Dakota with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Mandan (Photos)
  2. West Fargo (Photos)
  3. Bismarck (Photos)
  4. Dickinson (Photos)
  5. Fargo (Photos)

For more North Dakota reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In North Dakota To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Jamestown 1 15,407
Mandan 2 19,381
Devils Lake 3 7,218
West Fargo 4 28,371
Dickinson 5 19,920
Wahpeton 6 7,804
Jamestown 7 15,407
Bismarck 8 65,123
Jamestown 9 15,407
Grand Forks 10 54,095
Minot 11 44,533
Williston 12 19,849
Fargo 13 110,725
Jamestown 14 15,407

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