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Bismarck is a city in Burleigh County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named after the German chancellor.
The latitude of Bismarck is 46.808N. The longitude is -100.783W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,686 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,344.
Established in 1873 as the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad's transcontinental line. Gold was discovered here in 1874.
In recent years, the city has grown as a regional health center.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bismarck demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burleigh County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bismarck area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58505 ZIP code.
46% of Bismarck residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bismarck ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bismarck was $20,789, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Bismarck residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bismarck, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $955.
Libraries in Bismarck include Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, North Dakota State Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bismarck include Bismarck Tribune
TV stations in Bismarck include KBME, KBMY, KFYR, KNDX, KXMB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCND.
Burleigh County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bismarck political report.
The average commute time for Bismarck workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bismarck between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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