A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$752
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    123
    525
  • Theft
    1,071
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,901
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bismarck Reviews

101 reviews
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Feels like home, excellent attractions, schools and career opportunities. Growing up in Bismarck, I had the opportunity to receive an outstanding education in a safe environment. Bismarck continues to thrive in job prospects, making it very attractive to return to after I finish my schooling. Bismarck is a wonderful area to raise a family and network with many professionals. Downtown Bismarck offers a variety of nice shopping boutiques, restaurants and nightlife activities. It is the perfect place to catch up with old friends or meet new ones. Bismarck consistently never fails to bring in great entertainment at the Events Center.
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Bismarck is a medium sized town with big opportunities. With multiple colleges/universities, the state capital, and the state penitentiary, the possibilities are endless. There are many wonderful restaurants and unique shops as well. The atmosphere is very open and welcoming!
Very nice medium size town which is growing daily. A nice community to raise children. Quiet areas for family gatherings. Many places to shop and just have fun. During the summer there is a Zoo and an amusement park where the family can go to play a round of mini golf or partake in one of the rides. There are many golf courses for those who like to golf and many boat landings for those that like to fish or go out on the river for a day in the sun. When school starts again the community has a lot of different activities for everyone to partake in, including The Downtowners Street Fair, in which a few of the downtown streets are blocked off and vendors are set up to sell their arts and crafts. Throughout the year there are many different events throughout the Bismarck area that can provide many hours of enjoyment for the whole family.