Watford City, ND Demographics


Population (year 2000): 1,435. Estimated population in July 2005: 1,357 (-5.4% change)
Males: 675 (47.0%), Females: 760 (53.0%)

McKenzie County

Zip code: 58854

Median resident age: 44.4 years
Median household income: $29,688 (year 2000)
Median house value: $45,100 (year 2000)

Races in Watford City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.1%)
  • American Indian (4.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: Norwegian (44.5%), German (29.3%), Irish (6.1%), English (5.2%), French (3.8%), Swedish (3.8%).

Elevation: 2100 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Watford City

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Watford City city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -330 (-18.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Watford City:

  • MCKENZIE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL -CAH (508 N MAIN)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Watford City:

  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (about 42 miles; WILLISTON, ND)
  • TIOGA MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL – CAH (about 47 miles; TIOGA, ND)
  • SIDNEY HEALTH CENTER (about 65 miles; SIDNEY, MT)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Watford City:

  • SLOULIN FLD INTL (about 35 miles; WILLISTON, ND; ID: ISN)
  • MINOT AFB (about 140 miles; MINOT, ND; ID: MIB)
  • MINOT INTL (about 143 miles; MINOT, ND; ID: MOT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Watford City:

  • WATFORD CITY MUNI (about 3 miles; WATFORD CITY, ND; ID: S25)
  • WEYDAHL FIELD (about 46 miles; KILLDEER, ND; ID: 9Y1)
  • TIOGA MUNI (about 48 miles; TIOGA, ND; ID: D60)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Watford City:

  • MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 141 miles; MINOT, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,662)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 186 miles; BISMARCK, ND; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 189 miles; BISMARCK, ND; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 232 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; FT enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 256 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; FT enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 344 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 368 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; FT enrollment: 2,356)

Schools

Public high school in Watford City:

  • WATFORD CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 100 E 3RD ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Private high school in Watford City:

  • JOHNSON CORNERS CHRISTIAN (Students: 64; Location: HC 3 BOX 22; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Watford City:

  • WATFORD CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 300 3RD ST SE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • STEVENSON SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: MCKENZIE COUNTY; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Watford City:

  • MCKENZIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $81,497; Location: 112 SECOND AVENUE NE; 25,000 books; 925 audio materials; 400 video materials; 37 serial subscriptions)