Williston, North Dakota Population 2021

32,189
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Williston is a city located in Williams County North Dakota. With a 2020 population of 32,189, it is the 6th largest city in North Dakota and the 1218th largest city in the United States . Williston is currently growing at a rate of 5.16% annually and its population has increased by 118.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,716 in 2010. Williston reached it's highest population of 32,189 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Williston has a population density of 1,389 people per square mile.

The average household income in Williston is $109,527 with a poverty rate of 6.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $964 per month, and the median house value is $238,700. The median age in Williston is 30.4 years, 30.6 years for males, and 30.2 years for females.

Williston Demographics

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

  • White: 78.87%
  • Other race: 6.45%
  • Black or African American: 5.58%
  • Two or more races: 5.02%
  • Native American: 2.78%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Williston, North Dakota is 32,189 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,455.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,716.

Williston, North Dakota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202141,8292,1205.07%
202039,7092,1205.34%
201937,5892,1205.64%
201835,4692,0025.64%
201733,467-746-2.23%
201634,213-1,088-3.18%
201535,3013,1959.05%
201432,1062,5157.83%
201329,5912,8569.65%
201226,7352,3298.71%
201124,4061,8177.44%
201022,5890.00%

Williston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,49278.87%
Some Other Race1,7576.45%
Black or African American1,5205.58%
Two or More Races1,3685.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native7582.78%
Asian3081.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.17%
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Williston Population by Race

Williston Population Pyramid $2021

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Williston Median Age

30.4


Total

30.6


Male

30.2


Female

Williston Adults

There are 19,807 adults, (2,146 of whom are seniors) in Williston.

Williston Age Dependency

54.3

Age Dependency Ratio

12.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Williston Sex Ratio

Female

12,372

45.40%

Male

14,878

54.60%

Williston Population by Age

Williston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Williston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.4%40.6%
Male46.4%53.6%
All46.1%53.9%
Female42.4%57.6%
Non Family33.2%66.8%

46.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Williston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2302.3846.1
Married4,7733.1759.4
Non Family4,7291.2633.2
Male1,0253.5846.4
Female7032.8142.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Williston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4132.40%
9th to 12th Grade1,2137.04%
High School Graduate4,49426.10%
Some College4,67027.12%
Associates Degree2,08212.09%
Bachelors Degree3,46220.10%
Graduate Degree8865.15%
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Williston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Williston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,69412,5703,706
Hispanic1,4001,029183
Other Race97069234
Black908847176
2+ Races52345757
Native American454440105
Asian212212108
Islander2525

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.94%.

Williston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,962$69,965$33,440
Less Than 9th Grade$33,333$38,523$33,216
High School Graduate$42,363$58,750$30,423
Some College$61,513$81,573$29,128
Bachelors Degree$50,320$83,946$39,531
Graduate Degree$69,659$70,031$69,545

$51,962

Average Earnings

$69,965

Average Male

$33,440

Average Female

Williston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Williston Language by Age

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Williston Language

89.07% of Williston residents speak only English, while 10.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.10% of the population.

Williston Language

Williston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,4331,0164.97%
Hispanic2,47827210.98%
Multiple1,36821515.72%
Black1,4761389.35%
Native69612217.53%
Other1,594986.15%
Islander473880.85%

6.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.41%

Male Poverty Rate

7.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Williston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Williston is Islander, with 80.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Williston is White, with 4.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.07%.

Williston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.04%
Some College5.29%
High School3.65%
Bachelors or Greater0.95%

Williston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.48%
Male Unemployed13.81%
Female Employed5.91%
Male Employed2.10%

Williston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Williston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$84,710$109,527
Families$97,545$123,788
Married Families$114,989-
Non Families$56,775$76,539
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Income by Household Type

Williston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Williston Married by Age and Sex

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Williston Marriage

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

Williston Marital Status by Race

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Williston Marital Status

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1,558

Number of Veterans

1,416

Male Veterans

142

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War608
First Gulf War471
Vietnam255
Korea53
World War II38

Williston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54715
18 to 34304
55 to 64199
75+189
65 to 74151

Williston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3738.43%
2+ Races13318.24%
Hispanic684.44%
Other Race474.63%
Native American51.06%

Williston Veterans by Race

Williston Veterans by Education

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4.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Williston Veterans by Education

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75.5%

Labor Force Participation

73.5%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Williston Employment by Age

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Williston Employment by Race

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Williston 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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42.66%

Born in Williston

92.57%

Native Born

7.43%

Foreign Born

4.56%

Non Citizen

2.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.57% of Williston residents were born in the United States, with 42.66% having been born in North Dakota. 4.56% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202132,1891,5785.16%
202030,6111,5785.44%
201929,0331,5785.75%
201827,4551,5235.87%
201725,932-636-2.39%
201626,568-697-2.56%
201527,2652,4229.75%
201424,8432,59411.66%
201322,2492,60313.25%
201219,6462,20412.64%
201117,4421,3558.42%
201016,0873,5752.55%
200012,512-619-0.48%
199013,131-205-0.15%
198013,3362,0561.69%
197011,280-586-0.51%
196011,8664,4664.84%
19507,4001,6102.48%
19405,7906841.27%
19305,1069282.03%
19204,1781,0542.95%
19103,1240.00%

Williston Population by Year