Bismarck

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Demographics
Total population 72,417 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2012-2016
White non-Hispanic61,744 89.5%
Of Color7,237 10.5%
American Indian2,638 3.8%
Asian662 1.0%
Black1,006 1.5%
Hispanic (any race)1,511 2.2%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races1,332 1.9%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Under 54,634 6.7%
5 to 1710,234 14.8%
18 to 6443,075 62.4%
65+11,038 16.0%
Median age37.0 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Female35,097 50.9%
Male33,884 49.1%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)10,489 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)3,749 35.7%
Economy
Median household income$60,320 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Population for whom poverty status is determined66,736 American Community Survey, 2012-2016 [2]
In poverty5,806 8.7% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)551 12.3%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)862 8.7%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)3,750 9.0%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)643 6.1%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population67,224 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Individuals with one or more disabilities7,879 11.7%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)56,735 American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Individuals without health insurance4,971 8.8%
Housing
Cost burdened households6,418 21.4% American Community Survey, 2012-2016 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)2,326 12.1%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)4,092 37.9%
Homeownership, number and rate19,278 63.1% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
White non-Hispanic18,661 66.1%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units1,485 4.6% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Immigration
Foreign born1,745 2.5% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Speaks language other than English3,144 4.9% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)3,001 8.2% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 81.9% American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2012-2016
Total adult population (age 25+)47,155
Less than high school3,425 7.3%
High school or equivalent11,349 24.1%
Some college or associate's degree16,110 34.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher16,271 34.5%

[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]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

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

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