Watford City

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Demographics
Total population 7,835 Population Estimates, 2019 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic5,387 77.9%
Of Color1,525 22.1%
American Indian366 5.3%
Asiansuppressed
Blacksuppressed
Hispanic (any race)995 14.4%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5924 13.4%
5 to 171,007 14.6%
18 to 644,279 61.9%
65+702 10.2%
Median age29.2 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Female3,450 49.9%
Male3,462 50.1%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)625 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)209 33.4%
Economy
Median household income$74,797 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population for whom poverty status is determined6,752 American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [2]
In poverty680 10.1% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)134 14.5%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)suppressed
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)304 7.1%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)100 16.0%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population6,790 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities492 7.2%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)6,165 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals without health insurance913 14.8%
Housing
Cost burdened households622 24.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)213 17.8%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)409 29.8%
Homeownership, number and rate1,195 45.3% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic1,107 48.7%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units1,506 36.3% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Immigration
Foreign born270 3.9% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Speaks language other than English788 13.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)906 25.4% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 82.8% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Total adult population (age 25+)4,251
Less than high school424 10.0%
High school or equivalent1,147 27.0%
Some college or associate's degree1,534 36.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher1,146 27.0%

"Suppressed" indicates that data are unavailable, an estimate is unreliable, or data are suppressed because too few cases were recorded in the time period.

[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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