Williston, ND


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Williston is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 26,426 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%).

One of the benefits of Williston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.99 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

For most residents of Williston, getting to work requires a car. In fact, 83.77% of people in Williston drive alone to work on most days, making Williston a very car-oriented city. In general, car-oriented communities tend to emphasize streets, highways, and ease of parking, often to the detriment of walkability. Strip centers are a feature of Williston’s landscape.

The education level of Williston citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.86% of adults in Williston 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 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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