The Bismarck MSA's 2011 Census population estimate is 110,879, up from 108,779 as recorded by the 2010 Census. The population is centered in the cities of Bismarck and Mandan, with 2010 Census populations of 61,272 and 18,331, respectively. The remainder of the population resides in the surrounding areas of Burleigh and Morton Counties. Bismarck and Mandan are located in the Central Time Zone, a part of the Plains Midwest region of the United States.
In June 2007, Expansion Management (a leading business site location and facility magazine) again ranked the Bismarck MSA a Five Star Community in its annual Quality of Life Quotient rankings. Expansion Management evaluates all 329 metropolitan statistical areas according to nearly 50 statistical areas. Each of the top 15 percent (50 cities) are recognized as a Five Star Community.
Bismarck was designated an All-American City in 1997, and the tradition of excellence continues to thrive in Bismarck-Mandan today. Bismarck-Mandan is simply a great place to live and work. It is a solid community of individuals and businesses that offer mutual support to assure continued traditions of working hard, caring for one another, and enjoying life to its fullest.
As you will see, Bismarck-Mandan is well rounded and offers: