Best Places to Live

Bismarck, ND

Population: 66,980
LIV
SCORE
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Surrounded by forests and with more than 80 miles of trails in the city itself, Bismarck offers plenty to those who value active lifestyles and outdoor amenities.

As the North Dakota state capital, Bismarck is a government center and also serves as a regional healthcare hub with two major hospitals. The city houses the University of Mary along with four other smaller colleges.

This safe and growing community is in the middle of energy country thanks to the region’s continuing gas and oil boom, and Bismarck receives high marks for affordable housing as well as its vibrant downtown packed with restaurants, cafes and shops.

The community features an increasingly youthful citizenry who care about the future of the city and take action to constantly improve it.

Find out more about what makes Bismarck a Top 100 Best Place to Live.

Bismarck, ND Ranking Data

Civic
51
Demographics
39
Economy
74
Education
69
Health
71
Housing
75
Infrastructure
43