Watford City McKenzie County, North Dakota

Watford City: City in McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States of America


Watford City is a city located in the county of McKenzie in the U.S. state of North Dakota. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,744 and a population density of 475 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 7,835 inhabitants.

The city was created 108 years ago in 1913.

Watford City Quick Facts

Population : 7,835 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : North Dakota (United States)
County : McKenzie County
Postal code : 58854
Phone Area Codes : 701
Area : 3.67 km2
Altitude : 2,119 feet / 646 meters
Capital city : Watford City is capital of McKenzie County
Establishment : January 01, 1914 (108 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 12:14:03 (23rd January 2022)
Density : 2,136 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 77.74% (2010-2019)
Weather : 21℉ Chance Light Snow 7-days weather
Watford City locator map
Location of Watford City on North Dakota map.
Watford City  North Dakota 5-20-2008 image
Watford City North Dakota 5-20-2008
Watford City  North Dakota 5-20-2008 image


Watford City is located at 47°48'8"N 103°16'60"W (47.8022400, -103.2832500).

Watford City map


Watford City forecast: A chance of snow and a slight chance of freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. more


The population of Watford City increased by 77.74% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,744 - census
2011 2,046 14.76% estimation process
2012 2,569 20.36% estimation process
2013 3,360 23.54% estimation process
2014 4,304 21.93% estimation process
2015 6,745 36.19% estimation process
2016 6,420 -5.06% estimation process
2017 6,529 1.67% estimation process
2018 7,080 7.78% estimation process
2019 7,835 9.64% estimation process

Watford City zip code is 58854. County name: McKenzie, County fips: 38053

Banks, Watford City

People born in Watford City (3)

People born in Watford City, including politician Mark Sanford, 38th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota Brent Sanford, politician Ruth Buffalo, .


Schools in Watford City

College & universities near Watford City, ND

Code Name City ZIP
200341 Williston State College Williston (ND) 58801

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Watford City, ND

Code Name Address Type
WTN Williston 1 South Main Street RAIL
SIY Sidney, MT 1201 West Holly Street BUS
STN Stanley Main Street & Railroad Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Watford City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Watford City Post Office Watford City (ND) 58854

Other cities in McKenzie County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in McKenzie County , ND.

City Name Population Title
Arnegard 100 Township in McKenzie County, North Dakota
Hawkeye 77 Township in McKenzie County, North Dakota
Keene 60 Unincorporated community in North Dakota
Harding 32 Township in Ramsey County, North Dakota
Alexander 24 City in McKenzie County, North Dakota

Distance to Other Cities

Watford City distances to largest North Dakota cities