Williston, ND
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Williston is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 27,096 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Williston is the ninth largest community in North Dakota. Williston has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Williston, where the median household income is $85,426.00.

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.

When you are in Williston, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.38% 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in management occupations (10.24%), sales jobs (8.11%), and office and administrative support (7.40%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Williston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.76 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Williston is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.71% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Williston in 2010 was $43,945, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,780 for a family of four. However, Williston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Williston is a very 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, English, and Swedish.

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


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