Dickinson is largest town on the southern half of the Bakken Formation in North Dakota. Like Williston farther up north, Dickinson is experiencing rapid growth and with an extremely low unemployment rate. The city had a sharp increase in the population in the last two years with an estimated population of 24,000 in 2012 from 17,000 in 2010. As oil drilling has spread to the southern portion of the Bakken, construction projects for housing and commercial buildings are on the increase. As a transportation hub, the city is in a strategic location with Interstate 94 and a major rail line running through it. The population is estimated to reach 45,000 in 10 years at the growth rate it is going. This makes it a popular destination for job seekers second to Williston, ND.