Located along the banks of the Missouri River, Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota. With a population of just under 70,000, it is the second largest city in the state.


Considered to be the medical hub of southwest North Dakota, Bismarck is home to two hospital as well as multiple primary care and specialty clinics.

The Bismarck Public School system is the largest school district in the state, and has an enrollment of over 12,000 students and includes 16 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 senior highs, 1 alternative high school, an early childhood center, a Technical Center, and a Career Academy. Bismarck is also home to two private high schools and seven private elementary schools. Post-secondary education facilities include a junior college, Bismarck State College, a private four-year university, the University of Mary, and a technical college, United Tribes Technical College.

From an outstanding quality of life to a vibrant business community, the city’s recent national accolades confirm what Bismarck residents already know…this is a great place to live, work and play.