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Watford City/McKenzie County Economy at a Glance updated monthly by McKenzie County Job Development Authority providing a snapshot of the local economy. For in-depth and statewide Labor Market Information visit JSND's Workforce Intelligence Network.

McKenzie County Area Profile updated monthly by Job Service ND. Labor market information, census data, economic composition. Other counties' and state figures available here.


North Dakota's Oil & Gas Economy Report updated monthly by Job Service North Dakota. Provides up-to-date data on the oil and gas industry. For in-depth Oil & Gas production numbers visit NDDMR Oil & Gas Division's general statistics page.

Job Openings Data-Region 1 updated monthly by Job Service North Dakota. Region 1 covers the counties of McKenzie, Williams and Divide. More reports available here  


Oil Production by City map showing the number of wells within a thirty mile buffer of the four cities over 5,000 in population located in oil producing counties.


Oil Production by Well map showing the location of the 15,291 oil wells in January 2017 color coded based on amount of production.


Oil Production by Township map showing 423 townships that produced at least 100 barrels of oil in January 2017 color coded based on amount of production.


Oil Production by Section map showing 4,830 sections of land that produced at least 100 barrels of oil in January 2017 color coded based on amount of production.


Traffic Count (2016) ND Department of Transportation provides traffic count at critical intersections throughout the state. Also available: interactive feature.

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Research & Resources


2020-2024 Community Sustainability Plan -- Watford City & McKenzie County

 Includes Description of Planning Process; Summary of Community Roundtables & Electronic Survey; Selected Goals & Strategies


McKenzie County School District Enrollment Report and Projections An annual forecasting study commissioned by McKenzie County School District #1. Reports:

2019-2020 report
2018-2019 report
2017-2018 report
2016-2017 report


4-County Oil Impacts Analysis (June 2018)
presentation to EERC Energy Hawks on oil impact to McKenzie, Dunn, Williams and Mountrail counties. Study commissioned by the WDEA and conducted by AE2S Nexus. 

McKenzie County Economic Development Strategic Plan (2013)
produced for county to aid future planning needs and desires.


Energy Impact Study-Watford City
projects growth for oil impacted communities. Executive summary here and 49 slide presentation here


ND Department of Mineral Resources Presentation
to ND Association of Counties (Oct 2016)

Spotlight on North Dakota Energy
Comprehensive report complied by the Great Plains Energy Corridor on the state of North Dakota's energy industry in 2016.


Region 1 Housing Needs Assessment (2016)
Report showing McKenzie Co growing by 87% from 2014 to 2029. Produced by ND Housing Finance Agency.


Watford City Development Information Brochure
listing of housing/retail developments in the Watford City area.

County Functional Classification Road classifications within county boundaries.


Watford City Basemap produced by North Dakota Department of Transportation.
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