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Williams County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2014: 32,130 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 19,761 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,359
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,083
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,792
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,851 (it was 2,303 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

35%

Land area: 2070 sq. mi.

Water area: 77.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 16 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Williams County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.7%), Educational, health and social services (24.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Williams County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
North Dakota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 16,565  (51.6%)
Females: 15,565  (48.4%)

Williams County,ND real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Williams County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $82,605 ($31,491 in 1999)

This county:

$82605
North Dakota:

$55759

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $542, upper quartile is $1,289)
This county:

$701
State:

$622


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $177,701 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Williams:

$177,701
North Dakota:

$155,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,447 - $268,745
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,046
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $395

Institutionalized population: 279

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 8

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 67 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2008: 135 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2009: 69 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2010: 230 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2011: 534 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2012: 460 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2013: 172 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2014: 890 buildings, average cost: $172,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,590 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,472 (0.8%)

Williams County household income distribution in 2009 Williams County home values distribution Williams County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.7% for Black residents, 38.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.1% for American Indian residents, 12.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.4%
Williams County:

10.4%
North Dakota:

11.8%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.3% for Black residents, 43.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for American Indian residents, 16.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Williams County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $475 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.

Cities in this county include: Williston, Tioga, Ray, Grenora, Wildrose, Epping, Alamo, Springbrook.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Williams County: Camp Bentley (A), David Thompson Memorial (B), Norfolk (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Williams County include: Saint Johns Church (A), Rising Church (B), Norway Lutheran Church (C), Hjerdal Church (D), Immanuel Church (E), North Prairie Church (F), Saint Olaf Church (G), Saint Paul Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Melankton Cemetery (1), Bergen Cemetery (2), Berwick Cemetery (3), Mouse River Cemetery (4), Thompson Cemetery (5), Bloomfield Cemetery (6), Saline Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Nead Lake (A), Poison Lake (B), Potters Lake (C), Rock Lake (D), Buffalo Lodge Lake (E), Martin Lake (F), Long Lake (G), Lake Lemer (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wintering River (A), Snake Creek (B), Willow Creek (C), Oak Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Spring Coulee (F), Blacktail Coulee (G), Little Deep Creek (H), Egg Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Williams County include: Cottonwood Lake National Wildlife Refuge (1), Denbigh Experimental Forest (2), J Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge (3), Wintering River National Wildlife Refuge (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bonner County, Idaho , Daniels County, Montana , Itasca County, Minnesota , Mountrail County , Renville County , Wells County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

1.8%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 747
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 230 (61% naturalized citizens)

Williams County:

1.2%
Whole state:

1.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 2
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 18
  • 1965 to 1969: 103

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.2%

Williams County marital status for males Williams County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,452
  • One, attached: 405
  • Two: 165
  • 3 or 4: 351
  • 5 to 9: 358
  • 10 to 19: 400
  • 20 or more: 526
  • Mobile homes: 1,018
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Williams County with a mortgage: 2,412 (189 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,858

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

58.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Williams County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,40221
Catholic3,2485
Evangelical Protestant2,56623
Other6812
None9,501-
Williams County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Williams County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Williams County:

7.67 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Williams County:

8.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Williams County:

27.6%
State:

27.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Williams County:

Average size of farms: 1376 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $76,873
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $98.42
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,824
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,135
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.06
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.04%
Corn for grain: 682 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 421565 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Williams County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Dakota state average. It is 26591062.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Williams County-area historical earthquake activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 53% 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 429.1 miles away from Williams County 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 573.9 miles away from the county 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 427.6 miles away from the county 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 55.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 306.9 miles away from Williams County center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 307.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North DakotaFlooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1981): May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North DakotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3247): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North DakotaSnow, Incident Period: January 23, 2004 to January 27, 2004, Emergency Declared (EM-3196): April 2, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3196, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • North DakotaWinter Storm, Incident Period: November 1, 2000 to November 20, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1353): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1353, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North DakotaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Snow and Ice, Flooding, Ground Saturation, Landslides and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 1, 1999 to July 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1279): June 8, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1279, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Snow
  • North DakotaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1174): April 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1174, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North DakotaSevere Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 3, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1157): January 12, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1157, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • North DakotaSevere Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: March 5, 1994 to August 5, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1032): July 1, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1032, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North DakotaFlooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 22, 1993 to September 24, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1001): July 26, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1001, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North DakotaStorms, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-581): April 26, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-581, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (60%)
  • Other Northern Europe (10%)
  • Ukraine (5%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • India (3%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Williams County (%):

  • Norwegian (48%)
  • German (22%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Williams County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,533 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 971 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 27 (0%)
  • Walked: 407 (4%)
  • Other means: 74 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 439 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Williams County, North Dakota in 2000:

  • 177 people in other group homes
  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 30 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 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

People in group quarters in Williams County, North Dakota in 2010:

  • 236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 124 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 88 people in college/university student housing
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $92,945.

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.
2.95% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($10,238 average AGI)
10.38% relocated from other states ($37,999 average AGI)
Williams County:

10.38%
North Dakota average:

4.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ward County, ND  0.43% ($41,333 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.43% ($40,500)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.41% ($36,475)
from Flathead County, MT  0.36% ($42,657)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.29% ($73,464)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.28% ($32,926)
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.24% ($70,042)


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.
2.66% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($23,620 average AGI)
3.96% relocated to other states ($33,714 average AGI)
Williams County:

3.96%
North Dakota average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Stark County, ND  0.23% ($166,857)
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.16% ($73,600)
to Mountrail County, ND  0.13% ($57,750)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.12% ($40,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5

Births per 1000 population in Williams County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Williams County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Williams County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Williams County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Williams County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,727 (3,216 aged, 511 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 413 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Williams County, North Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (257)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (189)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (180)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (156)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (138)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (107)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (78)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (77)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (63)
  • Unspecified dementia (60)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.37
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12174.5
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 518.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63253.45

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1280.990
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1078.730
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15.56

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 74.44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 114.1

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.56

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,838
  • In family households: 17,483 (4,491 male householders, 1,255 female householders)
    4,627 spouses, 5,920 children (5,335 natural, 177 adopted, 408 stepchildren), 281 grandchildren, 121 brothers or sisters, 66 parents, 133 other relatives, 518 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,355 (2,034 male householders (1,583 living alone)), 1,513 female householders (1,340 living alone)), 808 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 560 (279 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,779 2-persons, 1,221 3-persons, 941 4-persons, 505 5-persons, 194 6-persons, 106 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,923 1-person, 500 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

3,781 married couples with children.
1,094 single-parent households (232 men, 862 women).

96.1% of residents of Williams County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $128,827,000 ($6683 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,352,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,495,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,732,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,305,000
Federal grants: $27,098,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,697,000 ($114,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,501,000 ($143,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $547,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,226,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,668,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,101
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,063
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +43
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -534
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Williams County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.46 millions of gallons per day (19% from ground, 81% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,645
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,281
  • 1990 to 1999: 850
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,768
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,738
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,172
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,966
  • 1940 to 1949: 555
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,626
Rooms in houses/apartments in Williams County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 187
  • 4 rooms: 623
  • 5 rooms: 1,228
  • 6 rooms: 1,036
  • 7 rooms: 760
  • 8 rooms: 829
  • 9+ rooms: 1,090
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 201
  • 3 rooms: 376
  • 4 rooms: 697
  • 5 rooms: 461
  • 6 rooms: 223
  • 7 rooms: 141
  • 8 rooms: 78
  • 9+ rooms: 103
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Williams County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 171
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,252
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,386
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,375
  • 5+ bedrooms: 594
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 490
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,072
  • 3 bedrooms: 470
  • 4 bedrooms: 180
  • 5+ bedrooms: 56
Cars and other vehicles available in Williams County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 186
  • 1 vehicle: 1,381
  • 2 vehicles: 2,444
  • 3 vehicles: 1,284
  • 4 vehicles: 381
  • 5+ vehicles: 116
  • no vehicle: 337
  • 1 vehicle: 1,095
  • 2 vehicles: 663
  • 3 vehicles: 155
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

61% of Williams County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in North Dakota.

Williams County:

61.2%
State average:

57.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14821
  • Northeast: 159
  • Midwest: 1556
  • South: 473
  • West: 2440

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Williams County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (72.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.5%)
  • Electricity (8.3%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (52.9%)
  • Electricity (35.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 235
Here:

9.9%
North Dakota:

7.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 91
Here:

6.0%
North Dakota:

6.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

5.4%
North Dakota:

10.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Williams County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $41,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $192,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $14,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $1,899,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,395,000
    Regular Highways: $1,320,000
    Financial Administration: $721,000
    Police Protection: $687,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $584,000
    General Public Buildings: $405,000
    Correctional Institutions: $399,000
    Corrections - Other: $278,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $272,000
    Central Staff Services: $265,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $217,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $205,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Natural Resources - Other: $222,000
    Health - Other: $142,000
    Air Transportation: $93,000
    Libraries: $92,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $85,000
    General - Other: $19,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $275,000
    General Public Building: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
    Central Staff Services: $18,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,732,000

Williams County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $197,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $317,000
    General Local Government Support: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $232,000
    All Other: $3,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,558,000
    Rents: $263,000
    Interest Earnings: $250,000
    Sale of Property: $105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000
    Royalties: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,898,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,727,000
    Health and Hospitals: $987,000
    Highways: $281,000
    Public Welfare: $141,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,114,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $34,000
    Death and Gift: $27,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000
    Other License: $3,000
    Amusements License: $1,000

Williams County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $256,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000

Williams County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,355,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 270
  • Number of aged recipients: 22
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 248
  • Number of recipients under 18: 26
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 193
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 51
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 127
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 109
Williams County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Williams County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Williams County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11078.8 years
Robert6069.4 years
Anna5986.2 years
George5677.4 years
James5574.1 years
Mary5184.1 years
William5175.2 years
Joseph4676.3 years
Alice4481.9 years
Dorothy4275.6 years
Most common last names in Williams County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson13878.4 years
Olson8979.2 years
Anderson8079.7 years
Nelson7079.6 years
Larson5179.1 years
Hanson4677.7 years
Peterson3978.3 years
Erickson2677.3 years
Smith2573.9 years
Iverson2578.6 years
Businesses in Williams County, ND
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1KFC1
Alco Stores1La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1Maurices1
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Nike4
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
FedEx6Sears1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1True Value1
Haworth1U-Haul2
Honda1UPS6
JCPenney1Walmart1

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