Williston, North Dakota Population 2024

24,742

Williston is a city located in Williams County North Dakota. Williston has a 2024 population of 24,742. Williston is currently declining at a rate of -4.42% annually and its population has decreased by -15.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,316 in 2020.

The average household income in Williston is $106,859 with a poverty rate of 7.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Williston is 31.4 years, 32 years for males, and 31.1 years for females.

Williston Demographics

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

  • White: 77.92%
  • Black or African American: 7.16%
  • Other race: 6.15%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • Asian: 1.34%
  • Native American: 1.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Land Area (mi²)
25.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
961.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-15.6% (-4,574)
The current population of Williston, North Dakota is 24,742 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,316.

Williston, North Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,64977.92%
Black or African American1,9897.16%
Other race1,7106.15%
Two or more races1,6666%
Asian3731.34%
Native American3691.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander270.1%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Williston Population by Race

Williston Population Pyramid 2024

Williston Median Age

31.4

Total

32

Male

31.1

Female

Williston Adults

There are 19,766 adults, (2,192 of whom are seniors) in Williston.

Williston Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

12.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Williston Sex Ratio

Female12,94546.59%
Male14,83853.41%

Williston Population by Age

Williston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,4102.3945.654.4
Non Family4,8661.1931.668.4
Married4,6313.3655.544.5
Male1,0713.5851.148.9
Female8422.5364.535.5

3.17

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

45.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Williston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4202.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,3477.76%
High School Graduate5,48831.61%
Some College3,27218.85%
Associates Degree2,35313.55%
Bachelors Degree3,35819.34%
Graduate Degree1,1236.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Williston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Williston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White13,27212,2203,590
Hispanic1,6981,170263
Other Race1,139657194
Black1,1281,063229
2+ Races77165162
Native American31830297
Asian237237227
Islander14140

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 95.78%.

Williston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$55,146$70,693$40,298
Less Than 9th Grade$36,852$47,244$0
High School Graduate$45,543$53,991$41,819
Some College$63,223$84,983$37,032
Bachelors Degree$55,610$65,577$39,324
Graduate Degree$68,405$128,045$61,720

$55,146

Average Earnings

$70,693

Average Male

$40,298

Average Female

Williston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Williston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Williston Language

88.11% of Williston residents speak only English, while 11.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.4% of the population.

Williston Language

Williston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,0621,1275.62%
Black1,96951025.9%
Multiple1,65322713.73%
Native3677620.71%
Hispanic3,128491.57%
Islander2727100%

7.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.8%

Male Poverty Rate

9.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williston is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williston is Hispanic, with 1.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.41%.

Williston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.03%
High School9.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.9%
Some College2.86%

Williston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.74%
Male Employed2.52%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Williston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Williston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$80,352$106,859
Families$101,530$126,095
Married Families$126,620$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,081$76,293

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Williston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Williston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Williston 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 45-54.

Williston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Williston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,731

Number of Veterans

1,610

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War1,067
First Gulf War334
Vietnam100
Korea49
World War II0

Williston Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54868
18 to 34468
55 to 64208
65 to 7494
75+93

Williston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,5249.68%
2+ Races10310.83%
Hispanic985.23%
Native American9127.91%
Other Race131.13%

Williston Veterans by Race

Williston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76.8%

Labor Force Participation

74.6%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Williston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Williston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Williston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

38.29%

Born in Williston

88.75%

Native Born

11.25%

Foreign Born

6.65%

Non Citizen

4.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.75% of Williston residents were born in the United States, with 38.29% having been born in North Dakota. 6.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Williston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,024-1,144-5.67%
202820,168-1,143-5.36%
202721,311-1,144-5.09%
202622,455-1,143-4.84%
202523,598-1,144-4.62%
202424,742-1,143-4.42%
202325,885-1,144-4.23%
202227,029-318-1.16%
202127,347-1,969-6.72%
202029,3161070.37%
201929,2091,6265.89%
201827,5831,5646.01%
201726,019-561-2.11%
201626,580-698-2.56%
201527,2782,4289.77%
201424,8502,61711.77%
201322,2332,60513.27%
201219,6282,19112.57%
201117,4371,3568.43%
201016,0813,56928.52%
200012,512-619-4.71%
199013,131-205-1.54%
198013,3362,05618.23%
197011,280-586-4.94%
196011,8664,46660.35%
19507,4001,61027.81%
19405,79068413.4%
19305,10692822.21%
19204,1781,05433.74%
19103,12400%
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Williston Population by Year