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Welcome to Bismarck ...

The city of Bismarck is located in Burleigh County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of North Dakota.

The location of Bismarck has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Bismarck refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bismarcker<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bismarck has a population of 73,529 people<4> (see below for details).

Bismarck was established in 1872.

The community of Bismarck is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bismarck lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bismarck is within the (701) area code.

Websites for Bismarck ...

Official Website: www.bismarck.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bismarck had an population of 73,529 people. This is an increase of 20% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bismarck had a population of 61,272 people (which is 75.36% of the total population of Burleigh County). This makes Bismarck the county's most populous community.

The population of Bismarck represents 9.11% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 61,272 people, the population of Bismarck increased 10.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 55,532 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bismarck.

Communities Also Named Bismarck ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Bismarck - they are located in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bismarck.

Communities near Bismarck ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bismarck.

  • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Bismarck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<7>
  • On-a-Slant Village [Morton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for On-a-Slant Village
    • On-a-Slant Village [Morton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Bismarck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for On-a-Slant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mandan [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
    • Mandan [Morton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Bismarck
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,752 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<7>
  • Apple Valley [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley [Burleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Bismarck
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Double Ditch Indian Village [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Ditch Indian Village
      • Double Ditch Indian Village [Burleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Bismarck
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Ditch Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Ditch Indian Village
    • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Huff [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Morton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bismarck
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bismarck. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bismarck.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bismarck. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bismarck.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bismarck. Our list includes 62 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bismarck.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bismarck ...

Looking for more information about Bismarck? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bismarck, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bismarck.

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About Burleigh County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bismarck: www.bismarck.org/

The official website for Burleigh County: www.co.burleigh.nd.us/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Burleigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bismarck refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bismarck may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bismarck.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bismarck - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bismarck) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bismarck. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bismarck

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bismarck. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8055, Longitude: -100.7676       In this case, the coordinates for Bismarck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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