Watford City and the surrounding area (McKenzie County) has experienced double digit yearly growth. This level of growth is expected to continue over the next ten years. Watford City has enacted measures to ensure that this growth is organized and planned. Bakken Communities LLC is dedicated to working closely with the city and county officials to ensure that our product serves the communities interest and future growth needs.
About Watford City
Watford City is located in McKenzie County, approximately 46 miles south of Williston, North Dakota and approximately 65 miles northwest of Killdeer, North Dakota. The Watford City/ McKenzie County area is located at the center of the drilling activity for the Bakken Formation, which covers a land mass of approximately 200,000 square miles that stretches from Saskatchewan, Canada to northeast Montana and into Western Central North Dakota. After carefully studying the market, our Company will initially focus on Watford City. Located in McKenzie County, Watford City is located at the center of the oil field drilling activity for the Bakken. Founded in 1914 and incorporated in 1915, Watford City has experienced substantial growth in the past few years. Per the US Census, in 2010, the total population in the town was 1,744. It is estimated that the population will grow to 6,708 by July 1, 2015.
North Dakota is the second largest oil producer in the United States and Watford City is situated in the center of the Bakken oil field region. It is estimated that, at capacity, there will be 45,000- 50,000 oil wells pumping out of the Bakken Region and each well will have a life estimated at 30-50 years. Commercial development along State Route 85 has increased significantly due to the oil field activities in this region. Industries in the area include retail, hospitality, manufacturing, mining, education, and medical providers. Watford City opened a $5.5 million, 20,000 square foot community fitness center with 24-hour access. The city also recently connected to the Western Area Water Supply Project (WAWSP) to handle its rapidly expanding water needs. A truck bypass that will divert the majority of heavy truck traffic around the city and out of downtown is in the final planning stages.
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