Watford City, a small town in North Dakota, has a population of slightly more than 5,000. Families with young children are a frequent sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the town's population, with an average age of just over 35, skews younger than most cities in North Dakota. Homeowners hold a slight majority over renters in Watford City by a narrow 53%-47% margin. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,299 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $863.
Watford City residents have an average commute of about 17 minutes, quicker than around 80% of cities in North Dakota. Many residents (52%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Watford City has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 12% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Watford City residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The five most common are agriculture, retail, construction, healthcare, and warehousing. Combined, these industries account for 39% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of the town's population works in management, making it the top field in the town. Watford City workers earn an average annual income of just under $99K, around $26,000 more than the average North Dakota resident. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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