Bismarck

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Demographics
Total population 72,865 Population Estimates, 2017 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic62,785 89.0%
Of Color7,751 11.0%
American Indian2,635 3.7%
Asian669 0.9%
Black1,394 2.0%
Hispanic (any race)1,642 2.3%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races1,331 1.9%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 54,670 6.6%
5 to 1710,466 14.8%
18 to 6443,908 62.2%
65+11,492 16.3%
Median age37.1 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Female35,658 50.6%
Male34,878 49.4%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)10,927 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)3,917 35.8%
Economy
Median household income$61,477 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population for whom poverty status is determined68,362 American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [2]
In poverty6,507 9.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)601 13.2%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)763 7.5%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)4,279 10.0%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)864 7.9%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population68,744 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities7,735 11.3%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)57,817 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals without health insurance4,794 8.3%
Housing
Cost burdened households7,397 24.1% American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)2,710 13.7%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)4,687 42.9%
Homeownership, number and rate19,884 63.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic19,218 66.8%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units1,863 5.6% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Immigration
Foreign born1,923 2.7% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Speaks language other than English3,208 4.9% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)2,659 7.2% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 81.8% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Total adult population (age 25+)48,689
Less than high school3,372 6.9%
High school or equivalent11,540 23.7%
Some college or associate's degree16,512 33.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher17,265 35.5%

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/methods/definitions.html.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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