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. Much of the housing stock in Williston was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Williston economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Williston, where the median household income is $91,359.00.
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.
Williston is a blue-collar town, with 37.76% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Williston is a city of construction workers and builders, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in management occupations (12.27%), office and administrative support (8.73%), and sales jobs (7.49%).
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 17.72 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, 24.40% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Williston in 2010 was $44,614, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,456 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Williston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.