Williston is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 26,977 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Williston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.70% of the Williston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Williston is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in office and administrative support (12.20%), sales jobs (10.08%), and management occupations (8.40%).
One of the benefits of Williston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.25 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.
In terms of college education, Williston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.41% of adults 25 and older in Williston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Williston in 2010 was $42,363, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,452 for a family of four. However, Williston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Native 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 Scandinavian languages.