Watford City, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 3,284 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +128.9%
Males: 1,605  (48.9%)
Females: 1,679  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  40.2 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58854.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $66,206 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
Watford City:

$66,206
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $35,125 (it was $18,084 in 2000)

Watford City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,907 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Watford City:

$111,907
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,801; Detached houses: $73,996; Townhouses or other attached units: $61,979; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,537; Mobile homes: $47,429

Median gross rent in 2012: $596.

Watford City races chart
  • White alone - 1,609 (92.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 57 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 33 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 28 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Watford City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Watford City: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (37.4%), German (26.2%), Swedish (5.6%), Irish (5.5%), Polish (3.5%), Scottish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2100 feet

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 2,208 people per square mile   (low).

Watford City,ND real estate house value index trend

Watford City, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Watford City:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watford City city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

29 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
North Dakota:  2.4%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Watford City, North Dakota as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Watford City to the number of sex offenders is 496 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $931 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $758 (0.8%)

Watford City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (135.8 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (516.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (867.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Arnegard, ND (2.7 miles) , Rawson, ND (3.5 miles) , Alexander, ND (4.1 miles ), Mandaree, ND (5.3 miles ), Williston, ND (5.4 miles ), Springbrook, ND (5.7 miles) , Epping, ND (5.8 miles) , Four Bears Village, ND (5.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $243,100
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $254,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.80 N, Longitude: 103.28 W

Area code: 701

Watford City household income distribution Watford City home values distribution

Crime rates in Watford City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.050.8
Rapes 0000000011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.056.450.8
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 00321102613
per 100,000 0.00.0217.9148.773.873.20.0137.9338.4660.9
Burglaries 4043101675
per 100,000 282.30.0290.5223.073.80.072.4413.8394.8254.2
Thefts 1118396551264350
per 100,000 776.31279.32832.2446.1369.0365.872.41793.12425.32541.9
Auto thefts 1200300768
per 100,000 70.6142.10.00.0221.40.00.0482.8338.4406.7
Arson 0000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.050.8
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.1) 58.865.1184.465.854.530.58.3173.7275.3444.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Watford City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.08
North Dakota average:

2.07
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

1.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -330 (-18.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (42%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Watford City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Watford City, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Watford City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/1/1952, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the Watford City city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Watford City-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 417.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 567.3 miles away from Watford City center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 417.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 277.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from Watford City center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 390.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McKenzie County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Watford City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Watford City:

  • MCKENZIE COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 516 NORTH MAIN ST)
  • MCKENZIE COUNTY HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS LONG TERM CARE (709 4TH AVE NE)

Airports located in Watford City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watford City:

  • Minot State University (about 97 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 134 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 141 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Black Hills State University (about 231 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 258 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Sheridan College (about 274 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Northern State University (about 280 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)

Public high school in Watford City:

Private high school in Watford City:

  • JOHNSON CORNORS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18; Location: 11012 HWY 23; Grades: 2 - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Watford City:

See full list of schools located in Watford City

Library in Watford City:

  • MCKENZIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $99,590; Location: 112 SECOND AVENUE NE; 24,498 books; 1,347 audio materials; 449 video materials; 7 state licensed databases; 35 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Watford City: Watford City Fire Station (A), McKenzie County Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: McKenzie County Pioneer Museum (104 Park Avenue Northwest).

Hotels: Tobacco Garden (4781 Highway 1806 West), Roosevelt Inn & Suites (600 2nd Avenue Southwest), McKenzie Inn (132 3rd Street Southwest), Fin & Feather Inn (124 South Main Street).

Court: McKenzie County - Clerk of District Court (201 5th Street Northwest).

McKenzie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 62.2. This is about average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.20
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.524. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.524
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.97
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.28. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.28
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watford City and their reported violations in the past:

WATFORD CITY CITY OF (Population served: 1,744, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-23-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2012)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
MCKENZIE COUNTY WRD - SYSTEM 1 & 4 (Population served: 700, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-17-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-08-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-21-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-20-2012 to JUN-27-2012)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In MAR-04-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
ND INDOOR RV PARK (Population served: 480, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MCKENZIE COUNTY RW-SYSTEM 2 (Population served: 393, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In MAR-02-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-2014 to APR-03-2014)
COYOTE CHARLIES RV PARK (Population served: 200, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NABORS DRILLING KEENE CAMP (Population served: 184, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JUL-08-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2014)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
BAKKEN RESIDENCE SUITES (Population served: 141, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-15-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In FEB-13-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2013)
WATFORD PLACE (Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-08-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-30-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Watford City that have no violations reported:

  • RAKKEN ARROW RV PARK (Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ARROWWOOD RV PARK (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.8%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.7%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Watford City in 2010:

  • 50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
59 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Watford City, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Watford City compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Watford City (2011 data):

  • BNC National Bank: Watford City Branch at 205 North Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/14: Bank assets: $662.4 mil, Deposits: $576.9 mil, headquarters in Glendale, AZ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Bnccorp, Inc.
  • First International Bank & Trust: at 100 North Main Street, branch established on 1910/05/01. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $1,088.7 mil, Deposits: $962.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Watford City Bancshares, Inc.
  • McKenzie County Bank: Mckenzie County Bank at Fifth Street And U.S. Highway 85, branch established on 1982/05/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $103.0 mil, Deposits: $94.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Lakeside Bank Holding Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Watford City travel time to work - commute Watford City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Watford City city (based on McKenzie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.20%
Here: 58.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents64.7%10.1%6.1%4.9%3.6%
Congregations37.0%11.1%7.4%3.7%3.7%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.5%2.5%1.6%1.3%1.6%
Congregations7.4%7.4%3.7%3.7%14.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
McKenzie County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
McKenzie County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
McKenzie County:

29.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,388$62,3280$0
Other Government Administration 5$24,822$59,5730$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$39,034$58,5510$0
Police - Other 1$3,390$40,6800$0
Solid Waste Management 3$14,116$56,4640$0
Sewerage 4$11,118$33,3540$0
Water Supply 1$5,194$62,3280$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,970$47,6400$0
Totals for Government 25$112,032$53,7750$0

Watford City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $109,000 ($33.19)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($2.13)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $431,000 ($131.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $216,000 ($65.77)
    Police Protection: $182,000 ($55.42)
    General - Other: $149,000 ($45.37)
    Water Utilities: $102,000 ($31.06)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($29.23)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($15.83)
    Health Services - Other: $38,000 ($11.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($9.74)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($8.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $12,000 ($3.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $503,000 ($153.17)

Watford City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($33.80)
    Sewerage: $68,000 ($20.71)
    All Other: $18,000 ($5.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $126,000 ($38.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $103,000 ($31.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $129,000 ($39.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $459,000 ($139.77)
    Highways: $116,000 ($35.32)
    All Other: $12,000 ($3.65)
  • Tax - Property: $150,000 ($45.68)
    NEC: $21,000 ($6.39)

Watford City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,457,000 ($443.67)

14.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,436 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.30%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Campbell County, WY  0.57% ($56,385 average AGI)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.48% ($96,273)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.44% ($49,700)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,455 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  0.82% ($56,882 average AGI)
to Williams County, ND  0.62% ($89,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Watford City:

  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFLN (960 AM; 5 kW; BAKER, MT; Owner: NEWELL BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Watford City:

  • K206BV (89.1 FM; WATFORD CITY, ND; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KTHC (95.1 FM; SIDNEY, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KYYZ (96.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • K201FJ (88.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KDSR (101.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. D/B/A KDSR(FM))
  • K274AD (102.7 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KMHA (91.3 FM; FOUR BEARS, ND; Owner: FT. BERTHOLD COMMUNICATIONS ENTERPRI)

TV broadcast stations around Watford City:

  • KXMD-TV (Channel 11; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWSE (Channel 4; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Watford City fatal accident list:

Apr 27, 2010 00:40 AM, 3 Ave Ne, 4th St Ne, Lat: 47.80320, Lon: -103.27800, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 18, 1983 05:25 PM, 3rd St Se, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,003
Total average daily truck traffic: 181
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,145

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0QIW
    Grant Date: 01/17/1995, Expiration Date: 01/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/18/2007
    Registrant: Jennifer R Metzgar, Watford City, ND 58854
  • Call Sign: KB0RRY, Licensee ID: L01001241
    Grant Date: 04/06/2005, Expiration Date: 03/27/2015, Certifier: Donald A Forland
    Registrant: Donald A Forland, Rr 1 Box 9, Watford City, ND 58854
  • Call Sign: N0HYQ, Previous Call Sign: KA0SMO, Licensee ID: L00448451
    Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/05/2022, Certifier: Vonne H Tarnavsky
    Registrant: Vonne H Tarnavsky, 12771 Long X Road, Watford City, ND 58854
  • Call Sign: W0PKY
    Grant Date: 07/11/1995, Expiration Date: 07/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/27/2002
    Registrant: Fred R Piper, Watford City, ND 58854-0646

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Watford City, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2882.0 years
George1379.5 years
William1277.6 years
Carl1180.0 years
Anna1191.1 years
Norman972.3 years
James967.5 years
Donald873.5 years
Margaret889.4 years
Mabel885.3 years
Most common last names in Watford City, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2180.7 years
Olson1980.6 years
Wold1974.4 years
Hagen1385.6 years
Dahl1386.1 years
Berg1276.9 years
Lawlar970.9 years
Simonson873.9 years
Anderson881.9 years
Quale778.8 years

Businesses in Watford City, ND

  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1
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