Williston, ND
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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 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 $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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Williston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.76% of the Williston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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%).

One of the benefits of Williston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.72 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.

The education level of Williston citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.40% of adults in Williston 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.


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