Watford City at Epicenter of Oil Boom
Oil production is transforming Watford City. Located in McKenzie County—the state’s largest oil producing county—Watford City estimates that the town’s population could reach 17,000 by 2017. Population estimates are now ten times greater than what was estimated as part of the 2010 census. Home and business construction continues to soar, with the ninth hotel in the community set to open in 2014. Town officials estimate that between 300-400 new homes and 2,000 new apartment units will be available by fall. Read more in the Bismarck Tribune.