Bismarck, ND
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Bismarck is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 72,417 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bismarck is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.49%), management occupations (9.15%), and sales jobs (8.80%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.52 minutes getting to work every day.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Bismarck is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bismarck, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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: 34.51% of adults in Bismarck have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bismarck in 2010 was $35,145, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,580 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/Yiddish and Spanish.