Every year, our friends at 24/7 Wall St. pick the 'best city to live in every state' and this year, it was Mandan earning that prestigious title.

The city with the slogan, "Where the West Begins", seems to check off the boxes on 24/7 Wall St.'s list for being the 'best city to live in' in North Dakota. Several of those boxes include safe streets, a strong economy, affordability, and entertainment as well.

Here's what 24/7 Wall St. had to say about Mandan:

Residents of Mandan, North Dakota benefit from a low cost of living -- 13% lower than average nationwide -- a five-year average unemployment rate of 2.0%, and a violent crime rate that is less than half the national rate. Mandan residents also have access to jobs, entertainment, and cultural attractions in Bismarck, the state capital located on the opposite side the Missouri River...

The publication also noted the cities population, five-year change in population, median home value, and median household income. Those are as follows:

> Population: 20,613
> 5 yr. population change: +14.2%
> Median home value: $175,400
> Median household income: $60,034

Enjoy the accolades, Mandan! Whether you know it or not, people are certainly taking notice.