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. Williston has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Williston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.25% 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 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%).
One of the benefits of Williston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.02 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of people in Williston who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.47% of adults in Williston 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.