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Williston, Dickinson rank among fastest-growing 'micro areas'

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WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston ranks as the fastest-growing micropolitan area in the country for the second year, the U.S. Census Bureau said today.

Census population estimates show that the Williston area gained 2,281 residents between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012, a 9.3 percent increase.

Dickinson ranks third on the list of fastest-growing micro areas with a population increase of 1,624 people during the same period, a 6.5 percent increase, according to Census estimates.

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