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McKenzie County leads the state in percent population growth
According to 2018 US Census estimates, McKenzie County has a population of 13,632. That represents a 7.1% population increase from 2017 estimates and a 113% increase from the 2010 census statistics.

GRAND FORKS HERALD

WATFORD CITY, N.D.—The North Dakota oil boom turned black gold into green for public and private interests over its high-flying run.

But now, leaders in Oil Patch cities that invested hundreds of millions of dollars to cope

Watford City has seen huge changes in the past several years as the oil industry drove the community to a record population estimated at more than 7,000. And now with oil prices plummeting from a high of $140 per barrel, …

Before the oil boom exploded in the Bakken, Watford City was a bedroom community of approximately 1,500 people. Today, the city’s population has multiplied six-fold with expectations of continued growth over the next 10 years.
Watford City boundaries embraced 882 …

KX News

With oil prices less than half the level they were at two years ago, the number of drilling rigs in North Dakota has sagged.
Instead of close to 200 rigs in action at one time, the number is …

While many communities in North Dakota’s oil patch are seeing a slowdown as a result of lower oil prices and fewer drilling rigs, that doesn’t seem to be happening in Watford City.
In fact, because McKenzie County and Watford City …

If you’re curious about how the slow down in oil prices is affecting change and growth in Watford City, Lauren Donovan, from the Bismarck Tribune reports on the goals and plans Watford City leaders have for the future of the …

According to the latest census data for the U.S. Census Bureau, McKenzie County is the fastest-growing county in the nation of counties of less than 10,000 people.

From 2013 to 2014, McKenzie County’s population increased 18.3 percent from 9,297 to …

Welcome to the first, official blog entry on the Voices of Watford City website, where you can stay up- to-date on the exciting changes the oil development is bringing to our expanding community!  It’s no secret that the mainstream media …