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Williston is a city in Williams County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after S. Willis James, a railroad owner
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Williston. For links to other places called Williston, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Williston is 48.133N. The longitude is -103.633W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,877 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,224.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Williston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Williams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58801 ZIP code.
25% of Williston residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Williston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Williston was $16,656, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Williston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Williston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $671.
Libraries in Williston include Williston Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Williston include Williston Herald
TV stations in Williston include KUMV, KWSE, KXMD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPPR.
Williams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Williston political report.
The average commute time for Williston workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Williston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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