Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck: The capital of North Dakota. It is located on the east bank of the Missouri River in central North Dakota. Bismarck is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the State Capitol Building and the North Dakota Heritage Center.


Bismarck is a city located in the county of Burleigh in the U.S. state of North Dakota. Its population at the 2010 census was 61,272 and a population density of 701 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 74,018 inhabitants.

The city was created 152 years ago in 1871.

Bismarck locator map
Location of Bismarck on North Dakota map.

Quick Facts about Bismarck

Population : 74,018 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Dakota (United States)
County : Burleigh County
Postal code : 58501–58507
Phone Area Codes : 701
Area : 87.38 km2
Named for : Otto von Bismarck
Altitude : 1,686 feet / 514 meters
Capital city : Bismarck is capital of North Dakota, Burleigh County, Dakota Territory
Establishment : January 01, 1872 (152 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 11:32:05 (19th April 2024)
Density : 847 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.22% (2010-2020)
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2009-0521-ND-StateCapitol image


Bismarck is located at 46°48'30"N 100°47'1"W (46.8083300, -100.7837400).

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The population of Bismarck increased by 17.22% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1910 4,913 - census
2010 61,272 91.98% census
2011 62,768 2.38% estimation process
2012 64,772 3.09% estimation process
2013 67,127 3.51% estimation process
2014 69,011 2.73% estimation process
2015 71,413 3.36% estimation process
2016 72,580 1.61% estimation process
2017 73,141 0.77% estimation process
2018 73,229 0.12% estimation process
2019 73,529 0.41% estimation process
2020 74,018 0.66% estimation process

Bismarck zip code is 58501. County name: Burleigh, County fips: 38015

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People born in Bismarck (67)

People born in Bismarck, including ice hockey goaltender Scott Fankhouser, actress Leslie Bibb, United States Senator from North Dakota John Hoeven, .


  • William Owens (United States Navy admiral) he was born in 08/05/1940
  • Kent Conrad (American politician) he was born in 12/03/1948
  • Becky Fischer (American Christian leader) she was born in 31/05/1951
  • Ed Schafer (29th United States Secretary of Agriculture) he was born in 08/08/1946
  • Cindy Duehring (American activist) she was born in 10/08/1962
  • Gordon Joseph Weiss (American actor) he was born in 19/06/1949
  • Lance Kramer (animation director) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Mike Peluso (American ice hockey player) he was born in 02/09/1974
  • Ronnie Cramer (filmmaker) he was born in 05/05/1957
  • Woody McBride (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1967
  • Bradford Thomas Wagner (American real estate agent and movie actor (1968-2005)) he was born in 28/02/1968
  • Brooks Bollinger (American football player) he was born in 15/11/1979
  • Bruce D. Perry (American psychiatrist) he was born in 06/05/1955
  • Buell Quain (American ethnologist) he was born in 31/05/1912
  • Chrissa Miller (American model) she was born in 01/01/1985
  • Dale DeArmond (American artist) she was born in 02/07/1914
  • Drew Wrigley (American politician) he was born in 10/10/1965
  • Gan McGee (American mixed martial artist) he was born in 20/11/1976

Schools in Bismarck

College & universities near Bismarck, ND

Code Name City ZIP
452009 The Hair Academy Bismarck (ND) 58501
200022 Bismarck State College Bismarck (ND) 58506-5587
200387 JZ Trend Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School Bismarck (ND) 58504
200554 United Tribes Technical College Bismarck (ND) 58504
492379 Lynnes Welding Training-Bismarck Bismarck (ND) 58504-7593

Post offices near Bismarck

Post Office Name City ZIP
Bismarck Downtown Post Office Bismarck (ND) 58501
Bismarck Post Office Bismarck (ND) 58504
Mandan Post Office Mandan (ND) 58554
Baldwin Post Office Baldwin (ND) 58521
Sterling Post Office Sterling (ND) 58572

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Bismarck , Missouri small city in St. Francois County, Missouri with a population of 1,469 people.
  • Bismarck , Illinois village in Newell Township, Vermilion County, Illinois with a population of 524 people.

Other cities in Burleigh County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Burleigh County , ND.

City Name Population Title
Midway 559 Township in Stutsman County, North Dakota
Driscoll 180 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Menoken 166 Township in Burleigh County, North Dakota
Sterling 161 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
McKenzie 92 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Pierce 68 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Regan 43 City in Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States
Lincoln 37 City in North Dakota, United States
Baldwin 31 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Wing 28 Human settlement in Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Bismarck distances to largest North Dakota cities