According to the latest census data for the U.S. Census Bureau, McKenzie County is the fastest-growing county in the nation of counties of less than 10,000 people.
From 2013 to 2014, McKenzie County’s population increased 18.3 percent from 9,297 to 10,996 residents.
That one-year increase of 1,669 residents continues the county’s upward trend in population that began with the development of the oil and gas industry in the county almost six years ago.
But according to Brent Sanford, Watford City mayor, the new estimates are too low...(CONTINUED)
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