Bismarck, ND
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Bismarck is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 71,167 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Bismarck is the second largest community in North Dakota.

Bismarck real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Bismarck house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Bismarck is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bismarck is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bismarck who work in office and administrative support (14.86%), sales jobs (8.94%), and management occupations (8.90%).

Also of interest is that Bismarck has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bismarck spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Bismarck is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.22% of adults in Bismarck have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bismarck in 2010 was $33,824, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,296 for a family of four. However, Bismarck contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bismarck home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bismarck residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bismarck include Norwegian, Irish, Russian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Bismarck is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.