Williston, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 25,586 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +104.5%
Males: 14,109  (55.1%)
Females: 11,477  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

31.4 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,547 (it was $29,962 in 2000)
Williston:

$53,547
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,909 (it was $16,656 in 2000)

Williston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $161,347 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Williston:

$161,347
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $194,380; detached houses: $210,051; townhouses or other attached units: $160,711; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; mobile homes: $52,012

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,016.

March 2019 cost of living index in Williston: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.5%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.7% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 31.1% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Williston, ND (2017)
    • 20,24682.5%White alone
    • 1,5806.4%Hispanic
    • 1,1624.7%Black alone
    • 7823.2%Two or more races
    • 6252.5%American Indian alone
    • 620.3%Asian alone
    • 360.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Williston, North Dakota as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Williston is 1,230 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Williston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

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)
2
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.1)
1
(5.0)
2
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.7)
1
(3.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(24.5)
5
(41.1)
4
(32.6)
14
(113.0)
15
(118.5)
7
(51.6)
15
(100.2)
12
(73.3)
21
(105.3)
24
(105.7)
22
(80.5)
18
(60.1)
17
(59.1)
15
(54.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
2
(16.1)
4
(31.6)
2
(14.7)
2
(13.4)
2
(12.2)
8
(40.1)
7
(30.8)
4
(14.6)
6
(20.0)
7
(24.3)
2
(7.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(89.9)
7
(57.5)
12
(97.9)
13
(104.9)
17
(134.3)
21
(154.8)
38
(253.9)
49
(299.3)
57
(285.7)
88
(387.7)
69
(252.5)
49
(163.7)
75
(260.9)
125
(456.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(212.5)
25
(205.3)
15
(122.3)
16
(129.2)
36
(284.3)
24
(176.9)
28
(187.1)
44
(268.7)
78
(391.0)
124
(546.3)
146
(534.3)
91
(304.1)
120
(417.4)
102
(372.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
118
(964.4)
120
(985.5)
160
(1,305)
156
(1,259)
268
(2,117)
236
(1,739)
285
(1,905)
603
(3,683)
678
(3,399)
848
(3,736)
651
(2,383)
517
(1,727)
490
(1,704)
597
(2,180)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(343.3)
25
(205.3)
27
(220.2)
27
(218.0)
26
(205.3)
30
(221.1)
75
(501.2)
113
(690.2)
203
(1,018)
222
(978.0)
169
(618.5)
86
(287.3)
61
(212.2)
77
(281.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(41.1)
8
(65.3)
1
(8.1)
3
(23.7)
3
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(18.3)
7
(35.1)
6
(26.4)
5
(18.3)
3
(10.0)
8
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)121.0117.0126.5193.1252.1205.8264.4355.7408.1454.9301.5213.6228.1273.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Williston, ND

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 82 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
North Dakota average:

2.25
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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.4%), German (16.7%), Irish (6.0%), American (4.1%), English (3.8%), Swedish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 1882 feet

Land area: 6.97 square miles.

Population density: 3,669 people per square mile   (average).

Williston, North Dakota map

598 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.4%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,933 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,879 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (162.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (539.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (891.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Springbrook, ND (3.2 miles),
Epping, ND (3.9 miles),
Alexander, ND (4.7 miles ),
Rawson, ND (4.9 miles),
Ray, ND (5.0 miles ),
Arnegard, ND (5.1 miles),
Bainville, MT (5.2 miles),
East Fairview, ND (5.3 miles)

Latitude: 48.16 N, Longitude: 103.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,585 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,506 (71.4%)

Area code: 701

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2006: 64 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2007: 43 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2008: 88 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2010: 147 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2011: 357 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2012: 208 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2013: 124 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2014: 333 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2015: 76 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2016: 30 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $227,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Williston, ND residents
Average permit cost in Williston, ND
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Historical population in Williston, ND
Historical housing units in Williston, ND
Most common industries in Williston, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (10.0%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Williston, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Williston, North Dakota

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Williston, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.21. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.21
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Williston-area historical tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/11/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.8 miles away from the Williston city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 6/27/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Williston-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 51% 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 417.1 miles away from Williston 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 562.9 miles away from the 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 415.6 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 293.0 miles away from Williston center
On 7/29/1998 at 03:31:58, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.7 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 293.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Williams County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Williston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Williston:

  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1301 15TH AVE W)
  • OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION-1808 (1808 17TH CT W)
  • OPPORTUNITY FOUNDATION-821 (821 5TH AVE W)
  • BETHEL LUTHERAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1515 2ND AVE WEST)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL - WILLISTON (1301 15TH AVE W)
  • MERCY HOME CARE (1316 12TH STREET WEST)

Airports located in Williston:

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Amtrak station:

WILLISTON (1 S. MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Williston:

  • Williston State College (Full-time enrollment: 562; Location: 1410 University Ave; Public; Website: www.willistonstate.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Williston:

  • Minot State University (about 108 miles; Minot, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,887)
  • Bismarck State College (about 161 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 168 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Black Hills State University (about 254 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Sheridan College (about 283 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 283 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 4,319)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 283 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

Public high schools in Williston:

  • WILLISTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 753, Location: 502 W HIGHLAND DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • DEL EASTON ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2304 11TH AVE W, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Williston:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 247, Location: 2419 9TH AVE W, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Williston:

Private elementary/middle school in Williston:

  • ST JOSEPHS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 195, Location: 124 6TH ST W, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Williston

Library in Williston:

  • WILLISTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $343,043; Location: 1302 DAVIDSON DRIVE; 69,137 books; 2,342 audio materials; 3,744 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 7 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 149 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private school not previously listed. Trinity Christian School. K-12 Approx. 210 total students

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Williston Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Cemetery (1), Saint Joseph Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Williston include: East Lawn Park (1), Harmon Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fort Buford State Historic Site (Historical Places & Services; 15292 39 Lane Northwest), Putt-A-Round (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3721 2nd Avenue West), Nortana Music Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; Highway 2 West), Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (10 Main Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel (2324 2nd Avenue West), Best Value Inn (213 35th Street West), Airport International Inn (Highway 2 & # # 85N), El Rancho Motor Hotel (1623 2nd Avenue West), Travel Host Motel (3801 2nd Avenue West), Marquis Plaza & Suites (1525 9th Avenue Northwest).

Court: Social Security Administration (1137 2 Avenue).

Birthplace of: Darlene Hooley - Politician, Robert Joseph - Diplomat, James Alan Abrahamson - General, Mimi Weddell - Actress, Scott Petersen (golfer) - Professional golfer, Dorvan Solberg - Politician, H. F. Gierke III - Judge, Larry Bergh - Basketball player, Mark Lee (left-handed pitcher) - Baseball player, Robert W. Peterson (politician) - Politician.

Williams 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 Williston and their reported violations in the past:

WILLISTON CITY OF (Population served: 14,716, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2011, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-17-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-30-2007)
WILLISTON LODGE/BEAR PAW LODGE (Population served: 1,000, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 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 Public Notif received (AUG-14-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2013)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In FEB-08-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
WILLISTON VILLAGE RV RESORT (Population served: 713, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NABORS DRILLING WILLISTON CAMP (Population served: 420, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In AUG-02-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
WATFORD CITY LODGE (Population served: 350, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2013)
WILLIAMS COUNTY LODGE (Population served: 300, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2013)
DAKOTA LODGE NORTH (Population served: 232, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SOUTH HEART LODGE (Population served: 200, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • WILLIAMS RURAL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 5,102, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • T&T ENTERPRISES (WATER HAULER) (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • MDU-KNIFE RIVER CAMPER SITE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • 12 MILE LODGE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • THE COTTAGES AT TIOGA (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • WESTERN AREA WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY (Population served: 0, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.1%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.1%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Williston in 2010:

  • 181 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 88 people in college/university student housing
  • 70 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 36 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Williston in 2000:

  • 177 people in other group homes
  • 86 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 28 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 7 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Williston (2011 data):

  • First International Bank & Trust: Williston Branch at 19 Fourth Street E, branch established on 1971/04/30; Williston Economart Branch at 300 West 11th Street, branch established on 1994/11/14. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $1,088.7 mil, Deposits: $962.1 mil, headquarters in Watford City, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Watford City Bancshares, Inc.
  • American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston: American State Bank & Trust Company at 223 Main Street, branch established on 1936/12/01; North Branch at 2523 Second Avenue West, branch established on 1963/03/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $467.1 mil, Deposits: $417.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: American State Bank Holding Company, Inc.
  • First National Bank & Trust Co. of Williston: First National Bank & Trust Co. Of W at 22 East Fourth Street, branch established on 1926/02/01; North Branch at 105 26th Street West, branch established on 1980/04/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $352.6 mil, Deposits: $315.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Jorgenson Williston Holding Company
  • Gate City Bank: 422 Main Branch at 422 Main Street, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Williston Branch at 202 Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Williston:

Marital status in Williston, ND
  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Williston:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Williston
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Religion statistics for Williston, ND (based on Williams County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,40221
Catholic3,2485
Evangelical Protestant2,56623
Other6812
None9,501-
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: 5
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Williams County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
State:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Williams County:

11.6%
North Dakota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Williston:

51.2%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Williston:

48.0%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Williston:

20.6%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Williston:

10.9%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Williston:

6.9
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.4%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Williston:

77.5%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Williston, 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 50$278,960$66,9500$0
Streets and Highways 36$221,838$73,9460$0
Firefighters 35$236,047$80,9303$2,015
Other and Unallocable 31$162,059$62,7333$3,888
Water Supply 27$149,004$66,2240$0
Solid Waste Management 23$109,000$56,8700$0
Police - Other 19$75,279$47,5450$0
Airports 11$57,164$62,3610$0
Financial Administration 10$59,684$71,6210$0
Sewerage 10$57,897$69,4760$0
Fire - Other 7$43,743$74,9880$0
Local Libraries 7$23,662$40,5634$2,376
Judicial and Legal 2$12,134$72,8042$1,714
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$4,895
Totals for Government 268$1,486,471$66,55817$14,888

Williston government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $141,038,000 ($5512.31)
    Regular Highways: $345,000 ($13.48)
    Sewerage: $328,000 ($12.82)
    Water Utilities: $215,000 ($8.40)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $14,430,000 ($563.98)
    Water Utilities: $9,012,000 ($352.22)
    Central Staff Services: $6,355,000 ($248.38)
    Police Protection: $5,378,000 ($210.19)
    Regular Highways: $5,070,000 ($198.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,709,000 ($105.88)
    Financial Administration: $2,390,000 ($93.41)
    General - Other: $1,656,000 ($64.72)
    Air Transportation: $1,528,000 ($59.72)
    Sewerage: $1,291,000 ($50.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $729,000 ($28.49)
    Health - Other: $621,000 ($24.27)
    Libraries: $589,000 ($23.02)
    General Public Buildings: $517,000 ($20.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $401,000 ($15.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $388,000 ($15.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,191,000 ($202.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $163,000 ($6.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $492,000 ($19.23)

Williston government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,427,000 ($251.19)
    Other: $2,445,000 ($95.56)
    Sewerage: $1,718,000 ($67.15)
    Air Transportation: $400,000 ($15.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $85,000 ($3.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $3,198,000 ($124.99)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,487,000 ($58.12)
    Royalties: $1,058,000 ($41.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $673,000 ($26.30)
    Sale of Property: $429,000 ($16.77)
    Interest Earnings: $123,000 ($4.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,852,000 ($463.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $68,779,000 ($2688.15)
    General Local Government Support: $3,307,000 ($129.25)
    Other: $1,583,000 ($61.87)
  • Tax - Property: $40,774,000 ($1593.61)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,827,000 ($1283.01)
    Other License: $906,000 ($35.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $317,000 ($12.39)

Williston government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $223,688,000 ($8742.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,661,000 ($5106.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $113,882,000 ($4450.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,840,000 ($1088.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,280,000 ($714.45)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,280,000 ($714.45)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,793,000 ($3978.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,247,000 ($1768.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,280,000 ($714.45)

15.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.92%
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 Ward County, ND  0.63% ($71,108 average AGI)
from McKenzie County, ND  0.45% ($76,403)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.28% ($52,690)


21.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

21.25%
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 Cass County, ND  0.55% ($48,529 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.49% ($74,474)
to Ward County, ND  0.48% ($63,368)
Businesses in Williston, ND
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1Maurices1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Nike3
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
FedEx6Sears1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
Haworth1U-Haul2
Honda1UPS6
JCPenney1Vans1
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Williston:

  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KATQ (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLENTYWOOD, MT; Owner: RADIO INTERNAT'L-KATQ B/CAST ASSOC.)
  • KTGO (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TIOGA, ND; Owner: TIOGA BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Williston:

  • K201FJ (88.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K274AD (102.7 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K212DW (90.3 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTHC (95.1 FM; SIDNEY, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KYYZ (96.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KPPR (89.5 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC B/CNG, INC.)
  • KDSR (101.1 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: WILLISTON COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP. D/B/A KDSR(FM))
  • K219CB (91.7 FM; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Williston:

  • K40DE (Channel 40; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KXMD-TV (Channel 11; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWSE (Channel 4; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUMV-TV (Channel 8; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Williston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 68.1mTotal length
  • $1,306,000Total costs
  • 124,419Total average daily traffic
  • 23,494Total average daily truck traffic
  • 173,154Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Williston, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 112010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Williston, ND
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Williston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 377 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Williston, ND)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Williston)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Williston)

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 fire incidents per year is 38. The highest number of fire incidents - 80 took place in 2012, and the least - 4 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Williston, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.5%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Williston, ND
    • 24137.5%Structure Fires
    • 21032.7%Outside Fires
    • 17026.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 213.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Williston, ND

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Williston, North Dakota:

  • Candlewood Suites, 3716 6th Avenue W, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-3716, Fax: (701) 572-3715
  • Marquis Plaza & Suites, 1525 9th Avenue NW, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 774-3250, Fax: (701) 774-3254
  • Missouri Flats Inn, 213 35th Street E, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-4242, Fax: (701) 572-4211
  • Mainstay Suites, 200 26th Avenue, E, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-5793
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1515 14th Street W, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 774-5909, Fax: (701) 774-5910
  • Value Place, 101 Wl Street W, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 774-9120
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Williston, 3701 4th Ave W, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 577-3701, Fax: (701) 577-3702
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 415 38th St W, Williston, North Dakota 58801 , Phone: (701) 577-0400, Fax: (701) 577-0401
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Williston, North Dakota
Most common first names in Williston, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8777.9 years
Anna5286.6 years
Robert4969.8 years
James4874.8 years
George4777.4 years
William4574.8 years
Alice4181.3 years
Mary4085.3 years
Dorothy3874.9 years
Joseph3875.5 years
Most common last names in Williston, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10878.4 years
Olson6879.7 years
Anderson6279.5 years
Nelson5179.7 years
Larson4079.1 years
Hanson3777.5 years
Peterson2577.5 years
Hagen2277.1 years
Smith2275.3 years
Erickson1879.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Williston, ND
  • 75.9%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Williston, ND
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 36.9%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Williston compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Williston on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #4 (58801) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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