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Watford City, North Dakota is McKenzie County’s Seat

Other towns in McKenzie County include: Alexander and Arnegard

Townships include: Alex, Antelope Creek, Arnegard, Blue Butte, Charbon, Elm Tree, Grail, Grassy Butte, Hawkeye, Keene, Randolph, Riverview, Sioux, Tri, Twin Valley, Yellowstone

Population Demographics
Watford City:

       Median Age
 32.9
 - 2010 Census
6,360

Percent of Color
22.7%
 - 2015 Estimate
8,000

                                                  

McKenzie County:




 - Estimate
11,771



Unemployment Rate in 2014 Wage information in 2014
McKenzie County
1.4%

Average Weekly Wage

North Dakota
2.8%

McKenzie County
$1,400
United States
5.9%

North Dakota
$901
County Employees: County Square Miles
2007
106

Square Miles
2,861
2014
153

Largest county in ND

Location Climate
Distance in Miles from:


Annual Average Temp. F 41 degrees
Bismarck, ND
190 miles

Monthly Average Temp. F
Dickinson, ND
85 miles

 - January
18 degrees
Williston, ND
46 miles

 - July
84 degrees
Minot, ND
125 miles

Annual Average Rainfall 14"



Annual Average Snowfall 39"
Community Facilities Public Recreation
(Watford City)

Ball Fields
6
Motels
6

Outdoor Basketball Courts
3
Churches
10

Indoor Basketball Courts
3
Grocery Stores
2

Golf Courses
1
Libraries
1

Indoor Movies
1
Pharmacies
2

Parks
7
Gas Stations
4

SwimmingPool/Water Park
1



Tennis Courts
2



Sand Volleyball Court
1



Outdoor Skating Rinks
3



Indoor Skating Rink
1 (seasonal)



Racquetball Courts
1



Health Club
1
Other Recreational Facilities Medical
Fairgrounds & Rodeo Arena

Hospital
1
Indoor All Seasons Arena

 - Number of beds
24
Pioneer Museum and Heritage Park

Nedical Clinics
2
Campgrounds

Nursing Homes
1
Visitor Center

 - Number of beds
24
Lake Sakakawea (25 miles)

 - Basic care beds
9
Access to Public Land

Assisted Living
15 apts
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (15 miles N of WC)

Doctors (Full Time)
1
Maah Daah Hey Hiking/Biking/Horseback Riding Trail (15 miles N of WC)

Doctors (Contract)
3
Walking Paths

Physicians Assistant
1
Band Shelter

Nurse Practitioner (Full Time)
4
Fishing Pond

Nurse Practitioner (Contract)
3
Green spaces within city limits


Dentists
2



Chiropractic Clinics
4



Optometrists
1



Ambulances
4



Paramedics
8
Schools Communications
Watford City


Newspapers

 - Elementary (K-6)
818

 - McKenzie County Farmer
Weekly
 - Junior High (7-8)
186

 - The Roundup
Weekly
 - High School (9-12)
314

Cable TV/Internet/
Telephone Services

Watford City Teachers


 - Reservation Telephone Cooperative

 - Elementary (K-6)
49

    - Broadband Internet
Yes
 - High School (7-12)
32

    - Digital
Yes
Alexander


    - Fiber Optic Cable
Yes
 - Elementary (K-6)
180

    - Cellular
Yes
Johnson Corners Christian Academy


    - Post Office (Watford City)
1st Class
Category-G
Government Utilities and Services
Type of Government City Commission

Electric

Planning Commission Yes

 - Montana Dakota Utilities City Services
Zoning Regulation Yes

 - McKenzie Electric REC Rural Services
City Engineer Yes

Natural Gas

City Police Department 14 FT Officers

 - Montana Dakota Utilities
County Sherriff Department 1 FT Sheriff

Other Fuels

Fire Department 1 Deputy

Fuel Oil Distributers
 - Trucks
9

 - Cenex, Rolfson Oil, Lund Oil

 - Volunteer Members
25

Propane Gas Distributers



 - Cenex, Ferrel Fuels



Coal Source




 - In State Sources (within 100 miles)



Water




Supplier - City of Watford City




 Aquifer/5 Wells




 - Peak Load:
0.8 MGPD



 - Maximum Daily Capactiy
1.2 MGPD



 - Storage Capactiy (Overhead)
2.0 MGPD



Sewer




Storm Sewers: Not needed (surface drainage)




Sanitary Sewer
Yes



 - Coverage
100%



Treatment Plant




 - Lagoon
6 cells



 - Capacity
1.2 MGPD



 - Present Load
25 %



Solid Waste Disposal
Landfill



 - Twice Weekly Pickup

Transportation Financial Institutions
Highway Services US 85/200 and US 23

Banks
4
Nearest Interstate Interchange 1-94 (68 miles)



Nearest Airport



Watford Ctiy
Municipal Airport



Runway Length
4,400 feet (lighted)



Surface
Asphalt



Nearest Airport served by a Major Airline Williston: 46 miles



Business Groups, Service and Social Organizations
Lions

American Legion
Masonic Lodge


Knights of Columbus
Jaycees

Eagles
VFW


Watford City Community Benefit Association
Rotary International


Watford City Economic Development Corporation
Sons of Norway


Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce






The Buzz

My fiancé and I bought 5.2 acres here and have built a house…our business is doing well. We can't imagine leaving our friends we've made here. It's one of the most welcoming communities I've ever moved to.

~ Samantha Utshall





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