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%

Bismarck Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    123
    1
  • Theft
    1,071
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110
    0

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%
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Bismarck Reviews

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I moved to Bismarck in 1980, got a job, met a variety of public figures of the community, enjoyed the variety of food vendors, loved social events put sponsored by the Downtowner's Association or local organizations, strolled the local parks and historical sites, made new friends and also found 'Love', raptured sunrises/sunsets of Nature's Beauty surrounding this big town. The clean environment, excellent educational facilities, friendliness of its residents, employment opportunities, and reasonable cost of living are attributes. I'm hoping to develop a business that will offer new services to those from children to elderly, low-income and will bring a union of all walks or levels of life together for one purpose. I get excited just thinking about what needs to be done to make this transpire; but first, my education needs to be completed!
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Quiet and friendly town where your greeted with a hello. Low crime rates so I feel safer raising my family in this state. There are many great activities for families such as attending sporting events, school related events and even an international event called United Tribes Powwow. The dining experience is good, but would like to see more businesses come in with different places to eat. Commute times are about an average of 20 minutes which isn't bad. Nightlife here is fun, bands usually play every weekend, dj's at clubs are pretty lively and I thoroughly enjoy the Grand Movie Theater!! The job opportunities here are endless, always job openings and always an opportunity for advancement.
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.