Poverty in Bismarck, North Dakota

What is the poverty rate in Bismarck, North Dakota?
The poverty rate in Bismarck is 9.5%. One out of every 10.5 residents of Bismarck lives in poverty.

How many people in Bismarck, North Dakota live in poverty?
6,507 of 68,362 Bismarck residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Bismarck compare to the rest of North Dakota?
The Poverty Rate across the state of North Dakota is 11.0%, meaning Bismarck has a moderately lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of North Dakota.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate

Bismarck, North Dakota Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2013

9.0% 15.8%

2014

10.8% 20.0% 15.5%

2015

12.9% 19.0% 14.7%

2016

7.7% 68.0% 14.0%

2017

8.5% 10.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,377

25.6% 25.2% 2.0%

American Indian

2,297

62.3% 26.8% 3.3%

Two Or More Races

1,336

6.6% 18.4% 1.9%

White

61,205

7.2% 10.3% 86.8%

Hispanic

1,594

11.6% 22.2% 2.3%

What's the Poverty Rate in Bismarck, North Dakota By Race?

25.6% of Black residents of Bismarck, North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Bismarck, North Dakota is the same as than the national average. 352 of 1,377 black North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.0% of the total population of Bismarck, North Dakota are black.

7.2% of White residents of Bismarck, North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Bismarck, North Dakota is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 4,406 of 61,205 white North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 86.8% of the total population of Bismarck, North Dakota are white.

11.6% of Hispanic residents of Bismarck, North Dakota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Bismarck, North Dakota is dramatically lower than the national average of 22.2%. 185 of 1,594 hispanic North Dakotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.3% of the total population of Bismarck, North Dakota are hispanic.

Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Bismarck, North Dakota?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Bismarck, North Dakota is 7.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Bismarck, North Dakota is 11.1%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Bismarck, North Dakota

Female residents of Bismarck, North Dakota are dramatically(40%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,628 of 33,473 males in Bismarck live below the poverty line.

3,879 of 34,889 females in Bismarck live below the poverty line.

Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Bismarck can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 12.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 8.1%.

Poverty for younger ages in Bismarck is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 10.7%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 6.8%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Bismarck can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 7.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 8.8%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 31.8%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Bismarck, North Dakota have a Poverty Rate of 7.4%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Bismarck, North Dakota?

Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

13.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

7.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

6.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

10.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

4.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

10.0%

Over 85 Years Old

14.4%

Bismarck, North Dakota Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Bismarck, North Dakota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bismarck, North Dakota who were born citizens of the United States is 9.3%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bismarck, North Dakota who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 16.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Bismarck, North Dakota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Bismarck, North Dakota have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 66,449 residents of Bismarck, North Dakota who were born citizens of the United States, 6,184 (9.3%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 323 (16.9%) of 1,913 residents of Bismarck, North Dakota who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Bismarck, North Dakota

The poverty rate in Bismarck is 9.5%.
Bismarck is in Burleigh County.
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Bismarck 9.5%
Lincoln 0.3%

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