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.

One of the benefits of Bismarck is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.52 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bismarck use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bismarck‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Bismarck citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.