Watford City, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 6,523 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +354.6%
Males: 3,293  (50.5%)
Females: 3,230  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

33.3 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58854.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,057 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
Watford City:

$53,057
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,644 (it was $18,084 in 2000)

Watford City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,293 (it was $42,900 in 2000)
Watford City:

$122,293
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $261,475; detached houses: $278,397; townhouses or other attached units: $183,456; mobile homes: $198,487

Median gross rent in 2017: $946.

March 2019 cost of living index in Watford City: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.5%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.6% for other race residents)
  • Races in Watford City, ND (2010)
    • 1,60992.3%White alone
    • 573.3%American Indian alone
    • 331.9%Hispanic
    • 281.6%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Black alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Watford City, North Dakota as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Watford City is 592 to 1.


Crime rates in Watford City by year

Type

2005

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.4)
1
(50.8)
3
(107.4)
6
(155.5)
8
(152.8)
3
(34.0)
3
(37.4)
4
(50.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.1)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(148.7)
1
(73.8)
1
(73.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(137.9)
6
(338.4)
13
(660.9)
8
(286.4)
17
(440.6)
20
(382.0)
16
(181.4)
24
(299.4)
32
(403.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(223.0)
1
(73.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.4)
6
(413.8)
7
(394.8)
5
(254.2)
16
(572.9)
22
(570.2)
81
(1,547)
21
(238.1)
21
(262.0)
8
(100.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(446.1)
5
(369.0)
5
(365.8)
1
(72.4)
26
(1,793)
43
(2,425)
50
(2,542)
65
(2,327)
82
(2,125)
82
(1,566)
84
(952.5)
86
(1,073)
103
(1,299)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(221.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(482.8)
6
(338.4)
8
(406.7)
20
(716.1)
15
(388.8)
20
(382.0)
9
(102.1)
19
(237.1)
11
(138.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)63.252.429.38.0166.9264.5426.5344.4368.6405.9129.8170.1191.1

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City-data.com crime index in Watford City, ND

Crime rate in Watford City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
North Dakota average:

2.25
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Ancestries: German (38.9%), Norwegian (24.5%), American (5.1%), Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.6%), Romanian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2100 feet

Land area: 1.49 square miles.

Population density: 4,386 people per square mile   (average).

Watford City, North Dakota map

37 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,187 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,143 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 47.80 N, Longitude: 103.28 W

Area code: 701

Distribution of median household income in Watford City, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Watford City, ND in 2017
Watford City satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2014: 309 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2015: 99 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $322,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Watford City, ND residents
Average permit cost in Watford City, ND
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Most common industries in Watford City, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (17.5%)
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Utilities (6.2%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Watford City, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)

Average climate in Watford City, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Watford City, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.7. This is better than average.

City:

60.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.653. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.653
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.96. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.96
U.S.:

8.46

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 the 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 Watford 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 (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, 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: 25, Location: 11012 HIGHWAY 23, Grades: KG-11)

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Watford City:

Marital status in Watford City, ND
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Watford City:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Watford City
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,39913
Evangelical Protestant71211
Catholic5742
Other4-
None3,671-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
This county:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

14.30 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
McKenzie County:

8.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.8%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Watford City:

46.3%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Watford City:

20.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.3%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Watford City:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

35.5%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.6%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Watford City, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$84,540$59,6750$0
Streets and Highways 9$59,456$79,2750$0
Financial Administration 7$40,982$70,2551$956
Solid Waste Management 6$34,830$69,6600$0
Other Government Administration 3$20,380$81,52014$11,323
Water Supply 3$17,254$69,0160$0
Sewerage 3$21,042$84,1680$0
Police - Other 3$12,374$49,4960$0
Other and Unallocable 2$14,670$88,0200$0
Totals for Government 53$305,528$69,17615$12,279

Watford City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,600,000 ($398.59)
    Police Protection: $2,317,000 ($355.20)
    Water Utilities: $2,053,000 ($314.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,860,000 ($285.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $820,000 ($125.71)
    Sewerage: $487,000 ($74.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $400,000 ($61.32)
    General Public Buildings: $315,000 ($48.29)
    Financial Administration: $314,000 ($48.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $229,000 ($35.11)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($21.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $99,000 ($15.18)
    Health - Other: $45,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,646,000 ($558.95)

Watford City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,916,000 ($293.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,090,000 ($167.10)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($0.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $778,000 ($119.27)
    Rents: $125,000 ($19.16)
    Interest Earnings: $123,000 ($18.86)
    Royalties: $95,000 ($14.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($3.83)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,666,000 ($408.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $5,246,000 ($804.23)
    Sewerage: $2,155,000 ($330.37)
    Public Welfare: $539,000 ($82.63)
    Highways: $448,000 ($68.68)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.92)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,714,000 ($875.98)
    Property: $519,000 ($79.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $60,000 ($9.20)
    Public Utility License: $10,000 ($1.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($0.77)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.15)

Watford City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,398,000 ($16311.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,196,000 ($16280.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $205,000 ($31.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000 ($0.46)

Watford City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,193,000 ($16279.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,000,000 ($12264.30)

19.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.88%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Williams County, ND  1.17% ($93,289 average AGI)
from Stark County, ND  0.57% ($83,227)


24.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($74,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

24.73%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Williams County, ND  1.64% ($76,403 average AGI)
to Stark County, ND  0.66% ($82,222)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.49% ($49,600)

Businesses in Watford City, ND

  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1

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:

Jul 9, 2016 07:04 PM, Us-85, Sr-23, Lat: 47.764739, Lon: -103.292911, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 15, 2014 10:58 AM, Us-85, Lat: 47.789619, Lon: -103.283131, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 27, 2010 00:40 AM, 3 Ave Ne, 4th St Ne, Lat: 47.803200, Lon: -103.278000, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 18, 1983 05:25 PM, 3rd St Se, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 29.1mTotal length
  • $306,000Total costs
  • 21,458Total average daily traffic
  • 4,617Total average daily truck traffic
  • 34,898Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Watford City, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Watford City, ND

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 25. The highest number of reported fires - 56 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Watford City, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.3%), and Structure Fires (33.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Watford City, ND
    • 17039.3%Outside Fires
    • 14533.5%Structure Fires
    • 11626.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Watford City, ND

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Watford City, North Dakota:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 600 3rd Ave SW, Watford City, North Dakota 58854 , Phone: (701) 842-6565, Fax: (701) 842-6595
  • Value Place Watford City, 4005 Frontier Ave, Watford city, North Dakota 58854 , Phone: (701) 842-3130
  • Mainstay Suites, 222 Pr Hills Rd, Watford city, North Dakota 58854 , Phone: (701) 444-4002, Fax: (701) 444-4009
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Watford City, North Dakota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Watford City, ND
  • 86.1%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Watford City, ND
  • 67.4%Electricity
  • 30.5%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel


Watford City compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 25 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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