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Watford City
Western ND - Pop 6K

MEET Watford City

This city in western North Dakota is central to the oil field activity

that’s rapidly expanding in the area. New neighborhoods, schools, businesses, parks — as well as abundant outdoor recreational opportunities — make this an excellent place to live.

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The natural resource based economy is dependent on farming and ranching and energy development. In Watford City, jobs are available not only in the oil industry but in a wide variety of fields that support oil extraction and serve the expanding population.


  • Delta Constructors, LLC
  • MBI Energy Services
  • McKenzie County School District
  • McKenzie County
  • Nuverra Environmental Solutions
  • Kinder Morgan
  • McKenzie County Healthcare Systems
  • Cash Wise Foods
  • ONEOK Services Company LLC


Watford City is truly a place where modern city experiences meet the great outdoors. For a night on the town, find your choice of bar and grill, fine dining or craft brewery. Visit the thriving downtown area for unique shops and more. Take in events like the annual Ribfest.

The area around Watford City offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit is just a few miles away, with its ruggedly beautiful scenery, wildlife, trails for hiking and biking, and wide-open spaces for camping and exploring. Near the park entrance, hike or ride the 144-mile-long Maah Daah Hey Trail through rugged badlands in the Little Missouri National Grasslands. There’s a lot of area to explore, and many reasons to live in Watford City.

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Want to learn more about the good life in Watford City and get connected to local champions and employers? We can do that.

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McKenzie County Tourism
(Explore attractions, events and activities in the Watford City area)

Watford City Parks and Rec
A guide to the city’s parks, activities and programs for outdoor recreation

Watford City
The city's official website, with information on government and services

Watford City Chamber of Commerce
(Connect with Watford City’s business community)

Voices of Watford City
Our people, our challenges, our story