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Williston, North Dakota

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Williston is a city located in Williams County, North Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,512. It is the county seat of Williams CountyTemplate:GR.

The local paper is the Williston Herald. Sloulin Field International Airport serves the city. Williston State College is located here.

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Geography

Location of Williston, North Dakota

Williston is located at 48°9'23" North, 103°37'41" West (48.156477, -103.628064)Template:GR.

It is near the confluence of the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River, at the upper end of the Lake Sakakawea reservoir.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2 km² (7.0 mi²). 18.1 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.99% water.

Notable people from Williston

Phil Jackson, basketball player and coach, was born in Montana, but spent the later part of his childhood, including his teenage years, in Williston.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 12,512 people, 5,255 households, and 3,205 families residing in the city. The population density is 693.1/km² (1,794.1/mi²). There are 5,912 housing units at an average density of 327.5/km² (847.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.69% White, 0.17% African American, 3.65% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are Norwegian (47.8%), German (31.6%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.8%), Swedish (4.5%), French (4.0%).

There are 5,255 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% are non-families. 34.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,962, and the median income for a family is $38,713. Males have a median income of $29,578 versus $18,879 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,656. 13.4% of the population and 11.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.1% of those under the age of 18 and 7.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Education

Trinity Christian School is a Christian school in Williston, North Dakota, with grades from pre-kindergarden to 12. The administrator is Doug Black.



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