Watford City, ND

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Watford City Profile


Overview

Watford City is a very small city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 7,835 people and just one neighborhood, Watford City is the 32nd largest community in North Dakota. Much of the housing stock in Watford City was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Watford City economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Watford City, where the median household income is $74,797.00.

Watford City real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Watford City house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Watford City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.15% of the Watford City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Watford City is a city of professionals, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Watford City who work in management occupations (11.08%), office and administrative support (8.84%), and sales jobs (7.47%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Watford City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Watford City Demographics

The overall education level of Watford City is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.96% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Watford City in 2018 was $39,136, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,544 for a family of four. However, Watford City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Watford City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Watford City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Watford City residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Watford City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Watford City include German, Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Watford City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Watford City, ND HOMES

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TYPE OF Watford City, ND HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Watford City VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 21
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Watford City Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ND* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Watford City Elementary School
300 3rd St Se
Watford City, ND 58854
PK-05
Watford City High School
2313 Wolves Den Parkway
Watford City, ND 58854
09-12
Watford City Middle School
2313 Wolves Den Parkway
Watford City, ND 58854
06-08
Fox Hills Elementary School
2610 Wolves Den Parkway
Watford City, ND 58854
M-M
Wolves Center Academy School
No Street Address
Watford City, ND 58854
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* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MCKENZIE CO 1


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to North Dakota

(10 is best)

Better than of ND school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 31.6% 33.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 27.2% 27.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.4% 5.5%

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