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Pros

-Low crime
-Cost of living
-Capital-city amenities

Cons

-Low ethnic diversity
-Cold winters
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Bismarck Metro Area


The name Bismarck comes from an attempt to attract German capital during late 19th century for railroad building and other enterprises. Located along the Missouri River near where Lewis and Clark made their famous winter camp, this capital is an agriculture and transportation center for the state. There is some energy industry and a strong health care presence, along with some manufacturing led by construction equipment maker Bobcat. The downtown and the area along the Missouri River are clean and pleasant but plain and quiet with lots of parks and attractive waterfront areas. The suburbs spread east from the Missouri River. Bismarck has among the lowest cost of living and crime rates for a capital city.

Bismarck is on the east bank of the Missouri River in a shallow basin, 7 miles wide and 11 miles long, surrounded by low-lying hills. The primary vegetation is grassland with areas of trees. The climate is semiarid and strongly continental. Seasonal temperature ranges are extreme and typical of the northern Great Plains. Summers are warm with few hot, humid days. Most annual precipitation falls in the summer as thunderstorms. Winters tend to be long and very cold but with plenty of mild days. Snow has been reported in all months except July and August. Because of low moisture, snowfalls are usually modest; however, the combination of strong winds and low temperatures can produce severe blizzards. Blowing and drifting snow is a frequent hazard. Sunshine is abundant, both summer and winter. First freeze is late September, last is mid-May.


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Quick Facts About Bismarck


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bismarck is 2.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bismarck jobs have Increased by 1.23 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bismarck's cost of living is 11.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bismarck's population is 61,941 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.95 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bismarck is $231,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 13.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Bismarck public schools spend $11,271 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 8.4 students per teacher in Bismarck.

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Bismarck ND:Being Green?
Not really and no, as of now, there is no visible intent to be green here The landfill is a prime example, eastern location is barely out of newly built high end... (read more)
Safe Place to Live
Bismarck is a stable and thriving very safe place to live. While the winter weather can be brutal at times the other 3 seasons are good, with the summer exceptional. ... (read more)
Bismarck is a comfortable small city
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota. US Census estimates the 2007 Bismarck MSA population at 103,242 (up from 94,839 in 2000), making it the second largest in the... (read more)
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