Williston is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 29,033 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Williston is the ninth 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 $84,710.00.
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. 38.50% 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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Williston who work in sales jobs (9.69%), office and administrative support (8.72%), and management occupations (8.46%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.35 minutes getting to work every day.
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: 25.25% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Williston in 2018 was $43,515, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,060 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Williston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.