Williston is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 29,160 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Williston is the sixth largest community in North Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Williston was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Williston economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Williston, where the median household income is $76,873.00.
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. 40.25% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in sales jobs (8.88%), office and administrative support (7.86%), and management occupations (7.79%).
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 16.02 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Williston is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.47% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Williston in 2018 was $43,540, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,160 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. Williston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Williston include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Williston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.