Bismarck, ND
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Bismarck is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 72,865 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 (13.80%), management occupations (9.55%), and sales jobs (9.12%).

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 thing noticeable about Bismarck, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bismarck is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bismarck a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 16.49 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Bismarck citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.46% of adults in Bismarck have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bismarck in 2010 was $35,436, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,744 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Russian, and English.

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