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29%
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22%
Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexBismarckNorth DakotaNational
Income per capita$38,469$33,107$29,829
Median household income$67,629$59,114$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,407$76,410$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,900$36,149$35,192
Median earnings male$48,383$41,306$36,919
Median earnings female$34,970$26,342$26,250
Unemployment rate1.9%1.9%4.7%
Poverty level8.4%11.2%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bismarck is 29% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Bismarck is 22% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bismarck is 59% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bismarck is 45% lower than the national average

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      $45,081 $67,629 $135,258
      City
      $39,405 $59,114 $118,228
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Bismarck median earnings by income bracket

      Bismarck employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.0%13.0%
      Manufacturing sector5.9%5.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.3%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%16.8%
      Public administration9.5%9.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%8.5%
      Education, health & social services12.5%12.5%
      Other28.1%28.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Harmon, ND228$151,167173.2%
      Lincoln, ND4,140$91,66765.7%
      Menoken, ND61$76,25037.8%
      Mandan, ND22,482$71,35729.0%
      Bismarck, ND73,435$67,62922.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Cheektowaga, NY73,457$55,4590.2%
      Schaumburg, IL73,392$82,38748.9%
      Apple Valley, CA73,339$54,9290.7%
      Flagstaff, AZ73,319$58,6856.1%
      Ellicott City, MD73,272$132,083138.8%
      Bismarck, ND73,435$67,62922.2%
      Source: The Bismarck, ND employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).