Center Yourself In Rugby!


 It's no secret as to why many businesses and families are calling Rugby home. The support we get here in Rugby, opens many doors for people. We have endless advantages about Rugby. The cost of living in Rugby is 10.3% lower than that of the U.S average. This cost advantage allows companies to see what Rugby has to offer. The crime rate in Rugby is 18% lower than the North Dakota average. 

The City of Rugby and Pierce County Leadership collaborate with local, state, and federal partners on several projects that have sustained our community. Recent projects include a new state of the art fire station, new cancer care treatment, and water treatment plant improvements. . The median income is $37,898 and the median home value is $96,400, which provides you with an idea of its affordability.  


Business Enviroment

Rugby has approximately 200 businesses ranging from retail stores to national manufacturers with an infrastructure designed to take products where they need to go - across the country or around the globe.  With a workforce to support enterprises with as many as 370 employees, the labor force in Rugby remains both strong and entrepreneurial, including industries as diverse as agriculture, manufacturing, retail, renewable energy and health care. Our major employers include Rugby Public Schools, Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby Manufacturing, and Envision.



 A wide variety of medical services in Rugby serve the needs of the community as well as the surrounding region.  The Heart of America Medical Center offers care ranging from emergency services to hospice to sports medicine to long-term care and more.  Also located in Rugby is eye care services, two dentists, chiropractors, massage therapy services and pharmacies.  Rugby Veterinary Services are also available to help with pet and livestock health. 



With Ely Elementary, Little Flower Catholic School and Rugby High School, K-12 education in Rugby has consistently provided quality education for our children.  The school district has a student to teacher ratio of 11:1, which gives students more learning opportunities. There are many extra curricular activities for kids of all ages to participate in.  Pre-School and Head Start is also available.  Rugby is also within an hour's drive of three colleges and universities.


Quality of Life

There are a lot of little things that make Rugby a great place to live, raise a family, and start or expand a business.  Whether it's playing in the community orchestra, acting in a Village Arts theatre production or enjoying one of the many parks, there's no shortage of activities here in Rugby to get involved in.  Other activities include the Prairie Village Museum, Lyric Theatre, Rugby Golf Course & Country Club, Music in the Park, and the Pierce County Fair. Rugby is just a short drive from multiple lakes and the International Peace Garden.  Hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling are also greatly enjoyed in the area.

Rugby North Dakota Downtown Project

 This video was researched, written and produced by the Rugby High School ND Studies Class. The focus of this project is to look at the history of Rugby's Downtown and how it plays into the idea of bringing back a vibrant downtown scene.  Kevin Leier, RHS Social Studies Teacher