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Watford City, ND

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Watford City's Livability

C+
  • C-
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • A-
    Job Market
  • C+
    Diversity
  • B
    Crime
  • A-
    Commute
  • F
    Education
  • C-
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Watford City, ND

Watford City, ND is located in Mckenzie County in the state of North Dakota.

The total City Population for Watford City is about 5,725 with about 307 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $308,890, which is roughly 57% higher than the Average Home Value of $131,939 for the state of North Dakota, and roughly 30% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $76,366, which is roughly 13% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $66,681 for the state of North Dakota, and roughly 15% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Watford City Population 5,725
Average Home Value $308,890
Median Household Income $76,366
Median Age 29.1
Unemployment Rate 2.4%
Politics 82.71% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.39
Male Population Estimate: 53.6%
Female Population Estimate: 46.4%
Median Age: 29.1
Male Median Age: 40.1
Female Median Age: 43.6

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:82.1%
Hispanic:18.1%
Indian:5.9%
Other:3.9%
Black:1.1%
Asian:0.2%
Hawaiian:0.2%

Voting

Mckenzie County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Hoeven
U.S. Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
Kevin Cramer
U.S. Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
Doug Burgum
State governor
Doug Burgum
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 82.71%
Democratic: 15.02%
Libertarian: 2.03%
Other: 0.24%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Watford City specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Mckenzie County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Mckenzie County: About 368.63 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Mckenzie County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 22% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Watford City is about 2.4%.

North Dakota is ranked #40 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 25.19 out of 100.

40th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 21.3

The average living wage for the state of North Dakota is $29.55/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives North Dakota a minimum wage score of 13.95 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.86/hr, which gives North Dakota a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 57.51 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for North Dakota is $145.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 10.54 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
North Dakota does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X North Dakota does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
North Dakota does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X North Dakota does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X North Dakota does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X North Dakota does provide some form of paid family leave.
X North Dakota does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X North Dakota does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X North Dakota does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X North Dakota does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X North Dakota does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
North Dakota does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X North Dakota does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X North Dakota does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X North Dakota does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X North Dakota does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
North Dakota does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
North Dakota does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
North Dakota does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X North Dakota does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 58854
Latitude: 47.802700
Longitude: -103.267800
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 2075.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 701