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People

Total Population 3,728
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,734
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 58.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,729
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $865
Median House Value $183,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 10.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watford City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 135 miles NW of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 515 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County McKenzie
Standard Zip Codes 58854
Phone Area Codes 701
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.802
Longitude -103.282

Watford City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WATFORD CITY
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 55 F
Jul Temp 54 to 84 F
Oct Temp 29 to 57 F
Annual Precip 14.4 inches
Station KEENE 3 S
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 16 inches
Station GRASSY BUTTE 2 ENE
Distance 28.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 56 F
Annual Precip 15.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Watford City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Watford Cty (58854)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alexander 225 $75,938
Arnegard 88 $0

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Watford City Public Libraries

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Mckenzie County Public Library
112 SECOND AVENUE NE
Watford City, North Dakota
(701) 444-3785

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Watford City High Schools

WATFORD CITY HIGH SCHOOL
100 E 3RD ST
701-444-3624
Serves 311 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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