Population estimates for Williston now and in 5 years

33,000 – Estimated residents in Williston now

44,000 – Estimate for 2017, five years out.

The Dickinson Press reports on an analysis by the state Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics. Their article is Study: Williston population 44K by 2017.

Here are the key data points to keep track of for the city of Williston:

  • 14,716 – 2010 population from U.S. Census
  • 18,000 – estimated permanent residents now
  • 15,000 – estimated temporary workers
  • 33,000 – current estimated population, including permanent residents and workers
  • 44,000 – estimated population in 2017

My son and daughter-in-law are part of the 15,000 workers living there because of the abundance of jobs.

Here are the estimates for Williams county:

  • 51,000 – estimated current population
  • 70,000 – estimate for 2017

Hat tip: Williston Wire

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