Williston population could reach 44,000 by 2017

WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston’s booming population could be as high as nearly 44,000 people in 2017, according to North Dakota State University study.

The population of Williams County could be as high as 70,000 in five years, according to analysis by the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics presented to city leaders this week.

The figures include permanent residents and temporary workers related to the region’s oil boom.

Grand Forks Herald