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Overview

Introduction to Williston, North Dakota

Williston, North Dakota, in Williams county, is 161 miles NW of Bismarck, North Dakota and 538 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The city has a population of 12,512.

Williston History

Williston was founded in 1887. The city was named in honor of Daniel Willis James, a board memeber of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. The area was named by his friend James J. Hill, the owner of the railroad.

Williston and nearby Attractions

  • Lewis and Clark State Park
  • Sheridan County Museum
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  • Brand Bar Museum
  • Fort Buford State Historic Site
  • Culbertson State Museum

Things To Do In Williston

East Lawn Park and Harmon Park offer various facilities for recreation. One can also visit museums like the Pioneers Pride Museum, Culbertson Museum, Sheridan County Museum and Brand Bar Museum from Williston. The town also hosts several festivals, including the Fort Union Rendezvous every June, the Band Day Festival every May, the Moon of the Changing Colors Pow-Wow every October and the Fort Union Living History Weekend every September.

Williston Transportation

Air transportation is available fom Sloulin Field International Airport.

Williston Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Williston State College, Minot State University, the University of Mary, Chadron State College and Bismarck State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,902
Male Share of the Population54.9%
Female Share of the Population45.1%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+12,937
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.9%
Median Earnings25+$49,634
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,089
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,462

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,563
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$953
Median House Value$223,800

Ancestry

Norwegian31.9%
German28%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Irish11.8%
Swedish7%
English6.4%
Scottish3.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Polish1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Italian1%
Czech1%
Russian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.2%
South African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Williston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Williams County
Standard Zip Codes58801
P.O. Box Zip Codes58802, 58803
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude48.16
Approximate Longitude-103.63

Williston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWILLISTON SLOULIN AP
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 19 F
Apr Temp29 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp30 to 57 F
Annual Precip14.1 inches
StationGRENORA
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 18 F
Apr Temp29 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 83 F
Oct Temp31 to 57 F
Annual Precip13.5 inches
StationSIDNEY
Distance37.8 miles
Jan Temp3 to 25 F
Apr Temp32 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 86 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip14.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alexander280$84,375
Arnegard53$111,250
Ray483$85,625

Williston Public Libraries

Williston Community Library
1302 DAVIDSON DRIVE
Williston, North Dakota
(701) 774-8805

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Williston Hospitals

Mercy Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1301 15th Ave W
(701) 774-7400

Williston Public Schools

Del Easton Alternative High School
2304 11th Ave W
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-1055
High
Total Enrollment 22
Garden Valley Elementary School
13565 60th St Nw Ste 102
ZIP: 58801
(701) 826-4261
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Hagan Elementary School
2501 29th St W
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Lewis And Clark Elementary School
704 17th Ave W
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-6331
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Mcvay Elementary School
420 University Ave
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-9104
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Round Prairie Elementary School
5098 151st Ave Nw
ZIP: 58801
(701) 875-4346
Primary
Total Enrollment 93
Stony Creek Elementary School
5032 133rd Dr Nw
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-3579
Middle
Total Enrollment 90
Western Star Area Career & Tech Center
1410 University Ave
ZIP: 58801
(701) 774-9345
Williston High School
502 W Highland Dr
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-0967
High
Total Enrollment 999
Williston Middle School
501 14th St W
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-5618
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Wilmac Spec Ed Unit
222 University Ave
ZIP: 58801
(701) 572-6757
Rickard Elementary School
1224 1st Ave E
ZIP: 58802
(701) 572-5412
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Wilkinson Elementary School
1200 9th Ave W
ZIP: 58802
(701) 572-6532
Primary
Total Enrollment 331

Williston Private Schools

St Josephs Elem School
124 6th St W
ZIP: 58801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
Trinity Christian School
2419 9th Ave W
ZIP: 58801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 199
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