Watford City, North Dakota Population 2021

9,345
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Watford City is a city located in McKenzie County North Dakota. With a 2020 population of 9,345, it is the 10th largest city in North Dakota and the 3248th largest city in the United States . Watford City is currently growing at a rate of 8.79% annually and its population has increased by 435.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,744 in 2010. Watford City reached it's highest population of 9,345 in 2021. Spanning over 9 miles, Watford City has a population density of 1,049 people per square mile.

The average household income in Watford City is $98,698 with a poverty rate of 10.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,143 per month, and the median house value is $236,400. The median age in Watford City is 29.2 years, 29.9 years for males, and 28.5 years for females.

Watford City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Watford City was:

  • White: 88.35%
  • Native American: 5.87%
  • Two or more races: 3.08%
  • Other race: 2.08%
  • Black or African American: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Watford City, North Dakota is 9,345 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,080.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,744.

Watford City, North Dakota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,10788.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native4065.87%
Two or More Races2133.08%
Some Other Race1442.08%
Black or African American420.61%
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Watford City Population by Race

Watford City Population Pyramid $2021

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Watford City Median Age

29.2


Total

29.9


Male

28.5


Female

Watford City Adults

There are 4,981 adults, (702 of whom are seniors) in Watford City.

Watford City Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Watford City Sex Ratio

Female

3,450

49.91%

Male

3,462

50.09%

Watford City Population by Age

Watford City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Watford City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.5%40.5%
All45.3%54.7%
Male43.4%56.6%
Non Family37.4%62.6%
Female29.4%70.6%

45.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Watford City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6392.5845.3
Non Family1,1651.4637.4
Married1,0183.3859.5
Female3203.6529.4
Male1363.6343.4

3.35

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Watford City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade431.01%
9th to 12th Grade3818.96%
High School Graduate1,14726.98%
Some College1,14526.93%
Associates Degree3899.15%
Bachelors Degree90021.17%
Graduate Degree2465.79%
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Watford City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Watford City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,5233,1921,116
Hispanic53147021
Native American1741432
Other Race144144
Black2221
2+ Races997

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 77.78%.

Watford City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,503$61,289$39,623
Less Than 9th Grade$32,027$51,667$31,113
High School Graduate$46,014$47,432$27,442
Some College$39,768$72,452$26,875
Bachelors Degree$64,518$80,798$62,536
Graduate Degree$53,478$62,333$50,370

$50,503

Average Earnings

$61,289

Average Male

$39,623

Average Female

Watford City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Watford City Language by Age

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Watford City Language

86.84% of Watford City residents speak only English, while 13.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.01% of the population.

Watford City Language

Watford City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic99134534.81%
White5,2562444.64%
Native3879123.51%
Other1449163.19%

10.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.96%

Male Poverty Rate

7.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Watford City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Watford City is Other, with 63.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Watford City is White, with 4.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.44%.

Watford City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College13.62%
Less Than 9th Grade11.36%
High School6.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Watford City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.46%
Male Unemployed34.38%
Female Employed6.31%
Male Employed4.06%

Watford City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Watford City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,797$98,698
Families$81,694$109,684
Married Families$115,000-
Non Families$63,496$81,368
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Income by Household Type

Watford City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Watford City Married by Age and Sex

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Watford City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Watford City Marital Status by Race

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Watford City Marital Status

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376

Number of Veterans

306

Male Veterans

70

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War129
Vietnam114
Second Gulf War87
World War II14
Korea4

Watford City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54129
65 to 7476
75+66
18 to 3459
55 to 6446

Watford City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3668.23%
Hispanic101.77%
Other Race106.94%

Watford City Veterans by Race

Watford City Veterans by Education

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5.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Watford City Veterans by Education

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76.5%

Labor Force Participation

74.1%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Watford City Employment by Age

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Watford City Employment by Race

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Watford City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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37.67%

Born in Watford City

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

0.01%

Non Citizen

3.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.09% of Watford City residents were born in the United States, with 37.67% having been born in North Dakota. 0.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Watford City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,3457558.79%
20208,5907559.64%
20197,83575510.66%
20187,0805518.44%
20176,5291091.70%
20166,420-325-4.82%
20156,7452,44156.71%
20144,30494428.10%
20133,36079130.79%
20122,56952325.56%
20112,04622212.17%
20101,8240.00%

Watford City Population by Year