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Watford City, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Watford City had a population of 3,321 as of July 1, 2018. Watford City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Watford City is located at latitude 47.802 and longitude -103.2745 in McKenzie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Watford City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McKenzie County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,119 feet.

The City of Watford City (GNIS ID: 1036317) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Watford City: Banks.

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Watford City, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,321
Population in Households 3,275
Population in Familes 2,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 2,368
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $53,753
Average Household Income $85,022
Per Capita Income $35,784


Total Housing Units 1,630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 895 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 479 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $136,950
Average Home Value $172,514


Total Households 1,374
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 825
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 8.12% 8.91%
Households 7.91% 8.93%
Families 7.77% 8.77%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   -0.16%

Watford City, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Watford City to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 96th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 117 71st
Median Household Income # 296 26th
Per Capita Income # 188 53rd

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