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Welcome to Williston ...

The city of Williston is located in Williams County<1> and is the County Seat for Williams County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williston has a population of 29,033 people<2> (see below for details).

Williston was established in 1887.

The community of Williston is 1,880 feet [573 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Williston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Williston (for example, toward Bainville (MT)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Williston lies within the (701) area code.

Websites for Williston ...

Official Website:   www.willistonnd.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.willistonchamber.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williston had an population of 29,033 people. This is an increase of 97.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 132.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williston had a population of 14,716 people (which is 65.7% of the total population of Williams County). This makes Williston the county's most populous community.

The population of Williston represents 2.19% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,716 people, the population of Williston increased 17.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,512 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Williston.

Communities Also Named Williston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Williston - they are located in Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Williston.

Communities near Williston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Williston.

  • Epping [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
    • Epping [Williams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Williston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epping have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<6>
  • Springbrook [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
    • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
  • Wheelock [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
    • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Williston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
  • Trenton [Williams County]
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    • Lake Jessie [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Jessie
      • Lake Jessie [Williams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Williston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Jessie
    • Bonetraill [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonetraill
      • Bonetraill [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northwest of Williston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonetraill
    • Alexander [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [McKenzie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the south of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<6>
    • Banks [McKenzie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [McKenzie County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the east of Williston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rawson [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawson
      • Rawson [McKenzie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the south of Williston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawson
    • Cartwright [McKenzie County]

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 Williston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Williston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Williston. 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 Williston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williston. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williston ...

Looking for more information about Williston? 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 Williston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Williston: www.willistonnd.com/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Williams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Williston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1542, Longitude: -103.6231    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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