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%).

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 16.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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 citizens of Williston are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.86% of adults in Williston having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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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