Somewhere New Logo
 

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
71,731
Bismarck Population7
$
48,304
Median Income6
2.4
%
Unemployment Rate16
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Bismarck decreased by 0.6 years even though the fastest growing segment, 85-year olds and older which grew by 74%

Age

37.1
Median Age7
19.6
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Bismarck residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 12.9% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 120.0%

Race

85
%
North Dakota Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Bismarck has very cold winters, mild summers, and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 186 days per year with an average temperature in January of 13°F

Weather

27
%
Chance of Rain10
59
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Bismarck increased by 52% since 2010 which is 9% higher than the national average and 10% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,450
Monthly Average11
37
%
Renters36

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Bismarck is a low tax location with income tax 78% lower than the national average, sales tax near the national average, and property tax 11% lower than the national average.

Other

0.99
%
Property Tax20
7.0
%
Sales Tax18
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax20

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Bismarck has a very high employment rate of 98% which is 4% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Knife River and CHI St. Alexius

Income

10.6
%
<$25,0006
11.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry16

 

Politics

Bismarck is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor27 Steve Bakken
Republican
House of Representative27 Kelly Armstrong
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Avera St Lukes, is 141.6 miles from the center of Bismarck, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Fargo VA Health Care System, is 182.7 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, is 298.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes, but fine for possession up to half an ounce
 

Safety

In North Dakota, 53.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 55.0% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#76 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub30
#92 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades31
 

Sources

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38