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The Bismarck Livability survey received 1,240 responses. Survey results will assist on-going efforts to explore what the community wants by beginning community conversations that will help to set the stage for the City’s future Strategic Planning efforts.
When residents were asked what attracted respondents to Bismarck and what keeps them living here, 74 percent said, "the people and being closer to family" and career opportunities. Safe neighborhoods, academically successful schools, a stable local economy and recreation opportunities also topped the list. More detail will come at a later date after the responses have been fully analyzed.
Included here are unedited responses and comments of survey respondents that include demographic information and responses to the six following questions.
•What are some things that make Bismarck a great place to live?•What are some things that need the most improvement in Bismarck?•Which land use changes should occur in Bismarck?•Which changes to the transportation system should occur in Bismarck?•What attracted you to Bismarck?•What keeps you in Bismarck?
Included here are unedited responses and comments of survey respondents regarding strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the following areas:
•Arts, Humanities and Recreation
•Business and Innovation
•Commerce and Development
•Community Services and Healthcare