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Time Zone: The communities of McKenzie County are split between two time zones. Some communities are located in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and they observe daylight saving time. The other communities are located in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and they observe daylight saving time.

The community of Watford City is the Seat for McKenzie County.

McKenzie County was founded in 1905.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> McKenzie had a population of 5,799 people. This is an increase of 1.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,737 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, McKenzie represented 0.89% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,360+10.86%+9.67% since 2009
20095,799+1.08%+3.37% since 2008
20085,610-2.21%+1.26% since 2007
20005,737The Last Census

More information can be found on the McKenzie County Census Page for McKenzie County.


Below are some of the communities located in McKenzie County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for McKenzie County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Watford City   1,3991,4352.51% decrease  
Fort Berthold   1,2371,2072.49% increase  
Central McKenzie   7066892.47% increase  
North McKenzie   4694582.4% increase  
Southwest McKenzie   2802742.19% increase  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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