Watford City

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Demographics
Total population 6,523 Population Estimates, 2017 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic4,704 86.5%
Of Color737 13.5%
American Indian198 3.6%
Asiansuppressed
Blacksuppressed
Hispanic (any race)471 8.7%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5533 9.8%
5 to 17947 17.4%
18 to 643,331 61.2%
65+630 11.6%
Median age30.5 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Female2,590 47.6%
Male2,851 52.4%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)562 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)152 27.0%
Economy
Median household income$77,924 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population for whom poverty status is determined5,356 American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [2]
In poverty437 8.2% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)suppressed
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)suppressed
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)236 7.1%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)suppressed
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population5,356 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities277 5.2%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)4,794 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals without health insurance791 16.5%
Housing
Cost burdened households364 19.8% American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)suppressed
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)255 30.0%
Homeownership, number and rate1,006 52.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic993 55.7%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units920 32.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Immigration
Foreign bornsuppressed American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Speaks language other than English391 8.0% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)533 19.4% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 79.7% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Total adult population (age 25+)3,367
Less than high school228 6.8%
High school or equivalent1,145 34.0%
Some college or associate's degree1,137 33.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher857 25.5%

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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