Williston, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 20,850 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +66.6%
Males: 10,558  (50.6%)
Females: 10,292  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,178 (it was $29,962 in 2000)
Williston:

$72,178
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,262 (it was $16,656 in 2000)

Williston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,791 (it was $56,600 in 2000)
Williston:

$147,791
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $125,602; Detached houses: $135,405; Townhouses or other attached units: $131,791; In 2-unit structures: $186,806; Mobile homes: $34,703

Median gross rent in 2012: $631.

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Williston races chart
  • White alone - 14,577 (90.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 512 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 475 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 316 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 68 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 58 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 42 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Williston: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (32.4%), German (23.2%), Irish (9.2%), Swedish (4.8%), English (2.9%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 1882 feet

Land area: 6.97 square miles.

Population density: 2,990 people per square mile   (average).

Williston,ND real estate house value index trend

Williston, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Williston:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Williston city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

395 residents are foreign born (0.8% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  2.5%
North Dakota:  2.4%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Williston, North Dakota as of March 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Williston to the number of sex offenders is 927 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,631 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,582 (1.2%)

Williston satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.16 N, Longitude: 103.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,081 (+12.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,818 (77.3%)

Area code: 701

Williston household income distribution Williston home values distribution

Crime rates in Williston by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001000000201
per 100,000 0.00.00.08.10.00.00.00.00.00.014.70.06.1
Rapes 679113354141571512
per 100,000 47.556.672.988.924.524.541.132.6113.0118.551.6100.273.3
Robberies 0010011124222
per 100,000 0.00.08.10.00.08.28.28.216.131.614.713.412.2
Assaults 824413117121317213849
per 100,000 63.316.232.432.3106.389.957.597.9104.9134.3154.8253.9299.3
Burglaries 16191827202625151636242844
per 100,000 126.7153.7145.7218.3163.5212.5205.3122.3129.2284.3176.9187.1268.7
Thefts 197224220189178118120160156268236285603
per 100,000 1559.71812.21780.81527.81455.0964.4985.51305.11259.42116.61739.31904.63682.9
Auto thefts 224229532742252727263075113
per 100,000 174.2339.8234.7428.4220.7343.3205.3220.2218.0205.3221.1501.2690.2
Arson 1111505813303
per 100,000 7.98.18.18.140.90.041.165.38.123.722.10.018.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 141.0164.9173.7212.1133.0125.5121.4131.3200.4261.6213.5274.3369.1

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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 Williston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 44 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
North Dakota average:

2.07
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

1.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -775 (-5.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (26%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Williston, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 562.9 miles away from Williston 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 the city 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 Williston 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Williston topographic map

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.

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)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL - WILLISTON (1301 15TH AVE W)
  • MERCY HOME CARE (1316 12TH STREET WEST)
  • BETHEL LUTHERAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1515 2ND AVE 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 school in Williston:

Private high school in Williston:

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 2419 9TH AVE W; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Williston:

See full list of schools located in Williston, map of school districts: NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 8, WILLISTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 1

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

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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).

Williams 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
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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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.8%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 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:  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

Williston, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Williston compared to North Dakota state average:

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

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

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

  • El Rancho Motor Hotel, 1623 2ND Ave W, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-6321, Fax: (701) 572-6321
  • Travel Host Motel, 3801 2ND Ave W, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 774-0041
  • Super 8 Lodge, 2324 2ND Ave W, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-8371, Fax: (701) 774-8048
  • The Kensington, 1001 W 24TH St, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 774-0424
  • Candlewood Suites, 3716 6th Avenue W, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-3716, Fax: (701) 572-3715
  • Marquis Plaza & Suites, 1525 9th Avenue NW, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 774-3250, Fax: (701) 774-3254
  • Missouri Flats Inn, 213 35th Street E, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-4242, Fax: (701) 572-4211
  • Mainstay Suites, 200 26th Avenue, E, Williston, ND 58801 , Phone: (701) 572-5793
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Williston, North Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Williston travel time to work - commute Williston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Williston city (based on Williams County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.38%
Here: 79.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsUnited Methodist Church
Adherents45.5%26.5%5.7%5.7%3.4%
Congregations39.1%10.9%4.3%8.7%4.3%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%2.3%1.8%1.4%5.2%
Congregations4.3%2.2%2.2%2.2%21.7%
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: 5
Williams County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Williams County:

27.6%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%
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 44$110,095$30,0260$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$106,087$84,87024$27,692
Streets and Highways 7$21,702$37,20322$11,207
Sewerage 6$16,539$33,0780$0
Water Supply 7$18,575$31,8430$0
Other and Unallocable 7$48,000$82,28624$36,389
Totals for Government 86$320,998$44,79070$75,288

Williston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $13,907,000 ($667.00)
    General - Other: $1,715,000 ($82.25)
    Regular Highways: $268,000 ($12.85)
    General Public Buildings: $96,000 ($4.60)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($1.58)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,483,000 ($167.05)
    Water Utilities: $1,221,000 ($58.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,195,000 ($57.31)
    Police Protection: $1,110,000 ($53.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $879,000 ($42.16)
    Health - Other: $626,000 ($30.02)
    Air Transportation: $423,000 ($20.29)
    Libraries: $296,000 ($14.20)
    Financial Administration: $247,000 ($11.85)
    Sewerage: $229,000 ($10.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $217,000 ($10.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $173,000 ($8.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $148,000 ($7.10)
    Central Staff Services: $139,000 ($6.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $118,000 ($5.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $93,000 ($4.46)
    Correctional Institutions: $43,000 ($2.06)
    General Public Buildings: $30,000 ($1.44)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,194,000 ($105.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $184,000 ($8.82)
    General - Other: $89,000 ($4.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $77,000 ($3.69)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($2.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $13,000 ($0.62)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($0.62)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.53)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,000 ($0.53)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($0.19)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,725,000 ($178.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $361,000 ($17.31)

Williston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $944,000 ($45.28)
    All Other: $845,000 ($40.53)
    Sewerage: $519,000 ($24.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $79,000 ($3.79)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($0.43)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($1.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $385,000 ($18.47)
    Health and Hospitals: $16,000 ($0.77)
    General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($0.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,117,000 ($101.53)
    Sale of Property: $745,000 ($35.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $709,000 ($34.00)
    Special Assessments: $308,000 ($14.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $213,000 ($10.22)
    Rents: $138,000 ($6.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,989,000 ($95.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,037,000 ($49.74)
    All Other: $842,000 ($40.38)
    Highways: $659,000 ($31.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $148,000 ($7.10)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,033,000 ($145.47)
    Property: $1,972,000 ($94.58)
    NEC: $319,000 ($15.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $129,000 ($6.19)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $111,000 ($5.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000 ($4.17)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $65,000 ($3.12)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.34)

Williston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,537,000 ($1320.72)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,375,000 ($1169.06)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $24,375,000 ($1169.06)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,632,000 ($797.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,168,000 ($583.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,263,000 ($60.58)

Williston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,468,000 ($70.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,815,000 ($662.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,955,000 ($1196.88)

13.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.33%
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 Cass County, ND  0.43% ($40,500 average AGI)
from Ward County, ND  0.43% ($41,333)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.41% ($36,475)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
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 Ward County, ND  0.66% ($73,883 average AGI)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.43% ($40,769)
to Cass County, ND  0.25% ($25,913)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Williston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 264
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,550
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Williston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 204 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Williston, ND)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (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: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Williston)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 52 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Williston)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Williston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Williston, ND
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
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
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