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.

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 (15.09%), sales jobs (9.30%), and management occupations (8.74%).

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.

One of the benefits of Bismarck is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.59 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Bismarck is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.95% of adults in Bismarck have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bismarck in 2010 was $32,702, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,808 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.