Bismarck has the 379th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 16.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Bismarck area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting worse. Bismarck has the 235th largest local economy in the US, and a average cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Bismarck is below average at $45,450, and the median cost of a home in Bismarck is $169,600, which is the same as the national average. 34% of workers in Bismarck hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Bismarck. 80% of Bismarck workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Bismarck spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.