Williston, ND: Population may top 44,000 by 2017
Williston, ND has gained a little over 18,000 people since the start of North Dakota’s oil boom, mostly in the form of job seekers chasing high paying oil field work. The effects of North Dakota’s oil boom continues to amaze.
Population figures within the various cities keep surging ahead. Considering how unprepared most of us were for the flurry of activity that followed the boom, could our estimates be way off?
A new study projects that a city in the heart of North Dakota’s oil boom could grow by more than 10,000 people within the next five years. A study from North Dakota State University says Williston’s population could grow to 44,000 by 2017. The figures include permanent residents and temporary workers related to the region’s oil boom.
Current estimates show Williston has about 33,000 people, including both permanent residents and workers who have homes elsewhere. The 2010 U.S. Census put Williston’s population at 14,716. This number does not include workers who live in temporary housing.
City leaders say they need population estimates to plan for services and request funding from legislators.
If you’re planning on moving to North Dakota for those lucrative oil field jobs, take note there is a housing shortage here and plan accordingly.
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