Bismarck

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Demographics
Total population 73,529 Population Estimates, 2019 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic64,082 88.1%
Of Color8,695 11.9%
American Indian2,939 4.0%
Asian670 0.9%
Black1,887 2.6%
Hispanic (any race)1,842 2.5%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races1,247 1.7%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 54,895 6.7%
5 to 1710,942 15.0%
18 to 6444,578 61.2%
65+12,362 17.0%
Median age37.2 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Female36,685 50.4%
Male36,092 49.6%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)11,791 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)4,028 34.2%
Economy
Median household income$64,444 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population for whom poverty status is determined70,680 American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [2]
In poverty6,501 9.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)639 13.4%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)659 6.1%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)4,135 9.5%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)1,068 9.1%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population70,988 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities7,992 11.3%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)59,197 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals without health insurance4,184 7.1%
Housing
Cost burdened households7,969 25.4% American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)3,165 15.6%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)4,804 43.3%
Homeownership, number and rate20,292 63.3% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic19,764 67.6%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units2,619 7.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Immigration
Foreign born2,068 2.8% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Speaks language other than English3,203 4.7% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)3,170 8.4% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 80.5% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Total adult population (age 25+)50,044
Less than high school3,120 6.2%
High school or equivalent11,580 23.1%
Some college or associate's degree17,467 34.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher17,877 35.7%

"Suppressed" indicates that data are unavailable, an estimate is unreliable, or data are suppressed because too few cases were recorded in the time period.

[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: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

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

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