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Watford City, North Dakota
Welcome to Watford City ...
The location of Watford City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Watford City has a population of 7,817 people<3> (see below for details).
Watford City was established in 1914.
The community of Watford City is 2,080 feet [634 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Watford City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Watford City (for example, toward Fairview (MT)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).
The area code for Watford City: (701)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watford City had an population of 7,817 people. This is an increase of 348.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 444.74% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Watford City had a population of 1,744 people (or 27.42% of the total population of McKenzie County). This makes Watford City the county's most populous community.
The population of Watford City represents 0.26% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,744 people, the population of Watford City increased 21.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,435 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Watford City.
Communities near Watford City ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watford City.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Watford City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watford City.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Watford City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Watford City.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watford City. See our Newspapers Page for Watford City.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watford City ...
Looking for more information about Watford City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Watford City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Watford City.
Adding Watford City to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Watford City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Watford City was on a map titled Map of North Dakota (from Rand McNally, 1937).
We also found Watford City on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Dakota (1949).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Watford City on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 18 Sep 2022