Watford City

Watford City

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Watford City

This city of 2,500 in western North Dakota is central to the oil field activity that’s rapidly expanding in the area. 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.

The area around Watford City offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Theodore Roosevelt National Park 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.

Things to do

McKenzie County Tourism – 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


North Dakota continues to have record low unemployment rates, consistently the lowest in the nation. With a labor force of 413,804 and participation rate of 69.5%, there is constantly a search for qualified talent in careers and jobs in all industries. With thousands of positions open across the state, there’s something out there for all job seekers.
Job Service ND - Official employment service of the state of North Dakota

Largest employers in the area: 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




Additional City Resources

Watford City – The city's official website, with information on government and services
Watford City Chamber of Commerce – Information on the city’s business community

McKenzie County Farmer – Latest news and information from this weekly newspaper that serves Watford City and the surrounding area

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