Williams County, ND

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Population

32,916

4.02% growth

Median Age

31.3


Median Household Income

$89,874

0.229% decline

Poverty Rate

9.02%


Number of Employees

17,779

4.16% growth

Median Property Value

$238,900

6.65% growth

About

In 2017, Williams County, ND had a population of 32.9k people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $89,874. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Williams County, ND grew from 31,643 to 32,916, a 4.02% increase and its median household income declined from $90,080 to $89,874, a -0.229% decrease.

The population of Williams County, ND is 82.6% White Alone, 6.09% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.72% Two or More Races. 4.26% of the people in Williams County, ND speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Williams County, ND are Williston State College (242 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Williams County, ND is $238,900, and the homeownership rate is 61.8%. Most people in Williams County, ND commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Williams County, ND is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Williams County, ND employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Williams County, ND are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,033 people), and Construction (1,765 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,697), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,000), and Information ($82,885).

Median household income in Williams County, ND is $89,874. Males in Williams County, ND have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,424. The income inequality in Williams County, ND (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$89,874

2017 value

± $5,659

-0.229%

1 Year Growth

± 7.96%

Households in Williams County, ND have a median annual income of $89,874, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $90,080 in 2016, which represents a -0.229% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,998

Average Male Salary

± $3,148

$42,424

Average Female Salary

± $2,091

In 2017, full-time male employees in Williams County, ND made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,817 ± $1,967

  2. Two or More Races

    $38,540 ± $11,502

  3. American Indian

    $36,702 ± $8,076

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Williams County, ND workers was White. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Williams County, ND is from North Dakota.

0.431

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.431 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9539

  2. Census Tract 9536

  3. Census Tract 9541

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Williams County, ND was Census Tract 9539 with a value of $108,478, followed by Census Tract 9536 and Census Tract 9541, with respective values of $101,198 and $88,574.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Williams County, ND colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Williams County, ND (2.9k out of 32.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,785 ± 328

  2. Hispanic

    566 ± 222

  3. Black

    525 ± 285

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Williams County, ND is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

17.8k

2017 Value

± 1,075

4.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williams County, ND grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 17.1k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Williams County, ND, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,511 people), Management Occupations (2,302 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,594 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Williams County, ND.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Williams County, ND, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,511 people), Management Occupations (2,302 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,594 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Williams County, ND has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.84 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.91 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Williams County, ND, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($81,478), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($81,250), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($79,290).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.8k

2017 Value

± 1,075

4.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Williams County, ND grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 17.1k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Williams County, ND, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,033 people), and Construction (1,765 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Williams County, ND, though some of these residents may live in Williams County, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Williams County, ND, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3,275 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,033 people), and Construction (1,765 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Williams County, ND has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (34.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.38 times), and Construction (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Williams County, ND, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,697), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($84,000), and Information ($82,885).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.1B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $46.1B, followed by Cereal grains with $11.4B and Other ag prods. and $10.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$115B

2015 Value

$123B

Projected 2045 Value

6.79% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Dakota trade was $115B. This is expected to increase 6.79% to $123B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Dakota to other states, or from other states to North Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.8B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $8.57B

In 2015, the top outbound North Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $12.8B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Illinois and $8.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89% of the population of Williams County, ND has health coverage, with 63.4% on employee plans, 5.14% on Medicaid, 6.63% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Williams County, ND was $9,851 in 2014. This is a 4.97% increase from the previous year ($9,385).

Primary care physicians in Williams County, ND see 1961 patients per year on average, which represents a 16% increase from the previous year (1691 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 858 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Rolette County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1961 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Williams County, ND see an average of 1961 patients per year. This represents a 16% increase from the previous year (1691 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,851

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,410

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,461

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.97%, from $9,385 to $9,851.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

63.4%

Employer Coverage

5.14%

Medicaid

6.63%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.45%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Williams County, ND grew by 16% from 9.5% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Williams County, ND changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 13% prevalence

  3. 12.7% prevalence

Rolette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Williams County, ND is home to a population of 32.9k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4% of Williams County, ND residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Williams County, ND is composed of 27.2k White Alone residents (82.6%), 2.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.09%), 1.23k Two or More Races residents (3.72%), 1.12k Black or African American Alone residents (3.39%), 923 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.8%), 225 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.684%), 218 Asian Alone residents (0.662%), and 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0304%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Williams County, ND are Spanish or Spanish Creole (866 speakers), Russian (73 speakers), and Other Native North American Languages (51 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Williams County, ND was 31.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Williams County, ND are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Williams County, ND residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4% of Williams County, ND residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Williams County, ND was 2.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,426 ± 1,434 people

  2. Canada

    2,477 ± 1,220 people

  3. Philippines

    2,077 ± 1,117 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Williams County, ND was Mexico, the natal country of 3,426 Williams County, ND residents, followed by Canada with 2,477 and Philippines with 2,077.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Williams County, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Williams County, ND was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.2k ± 356

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.01k ± 578

  3. Two or More Races

    1.23k ± 306

In 2017, there were 13.6 times more White Alone residents (27.2k people) in Williams County, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.01k Hispanic or Latino and 1.23k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Williams County, ND as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    866 speakers (3.19%)

  2. Russian

    73 speakers (0.269%)

  3. Other Native North American Languages

    51 speakers (0.188%)

4.26% of Williams County, ND citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Williams County, ND was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.19% of the overall population of Williams County, ND are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.269% speak Russian and 0.188% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    568 ± 140

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    535 ± 228

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    454 ± 190

Williams County, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Williams County, ND awarded 242 degrees. The student population of Williams County, ND is skewed towards women, with 403 male students and 636 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Williams County, ND are White (189 and 82.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16 and 6.96%), Two or More Races (12 and 5.22%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (6 and 2.61%).

The largest universities in Williams County, ND by number of degrees awarded are Williston State College (242 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Williams County, ND are Liberal Arts & Sciences (125 and 51.7%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (24 and 9.92%), and Welding Technology (18 and 7.44%).

The median tuition costs in Williams County, ND are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 125 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Williams County, ND was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 125 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Williams County, ND according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

242 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Williams County, ND institution with the largest number of graduating students was Williston State College with 242 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

86

Degrees Awarded to Men

156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 86 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Williams County, ND, which is 0.551 times less than the 156 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    189 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Williams County, ND were to White students. These 189 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Williams County, ND was $238,900 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $224,000 to $238,900, a 6.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Williams County, ND is 61.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Williams County, ND have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Williams County, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$89,874

Median Household Income

± $5,659

12.9k

Number of Households

± 924

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Williams County, ND declined from $89,874 from the previous year's value of $90,080.

The following chart displays the households in Williams County, ND distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$238,900

2017 Median

± $12,966

$224,000

2016 Median

± $14,390

In 2017, the median property value in Williams County, ND grew to to $238,900 from the previous year's value of $224,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Williams County, ND compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Williams County, ND the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Williams County, ND distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Williams County, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.8%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.8% of the housing units in Williams County, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Williams County, ND compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Williams County, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Williams County, ND have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Williams County, ND have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.32% of the workforce in Williams County, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.58%

  3. Walked

    4.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Williams County, ND was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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