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.


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 is still booming even though oil growth has slowed down in western North Dakota. Check out how our community reinvested in their city by building a state-of-the-art events center and high school. You’ll also see how McKenzie

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 …

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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 …

Watford City Veterinary Center officially opened the doors to its new 32,000-square foot state-of-the-art veterinary facility last Monday, March 9, after breaking ground in the summer of 2013.
It was only two and a half years ago that local Watford …