Williston, ND

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Living in Williston

Williston is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 25,586 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Williston is the ninth largest community in North Dakota.

Williston real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Williston house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

When you are in Williston, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.58% of Williston’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Williston is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in management occupations (10.63%), office and administrative support (9.82%), and sales jobs (8.51%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.99 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Williston overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Williston, 23.86% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Williston in 2010 was $46,055, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,220 for a family of four. However, Williston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Williston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Williston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Williston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Williston include Norwegian, German, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Williston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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