McKenzie County continues a trend of steady growth


McKenzie County in North Dakota is continuing its trends of highs and lows.

In a report recently released from the county’s job development authority, the county led the state in population growth.

It grew 7 percent from 2017 to 2018 and a 113 percent increase from 2010

The county’s current population is estimated to be about 13,632

According to the report, Williams County had the next highest increase with 5.9 percent, followed by Stark County with a 2.2 percent increase.

The county’s labor force is also approaching record levels with more than 9,500 jobs.

Its highest peak was in January of 2015 at a little more than 10,000.

McKenzie’s unemployment rate remained low in February at 1.6 percent.

The state rate is sitting at 3 percent.

According to t North Dakota League of cities, Watford City in McKenzie County has the lowest total property tax among the state’s 12 most populous cities. 


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