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Published February 17, 2014, 08:20 PM

Rent in ND city of Williston exceeds NY, LA

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A national study from an apartment renting guide shows that the North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the country.

By: Associated Press, WDAY

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A national study from an apartment renting guide shows that the North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the country.

The Williston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1fqNqhU ) that Apartment Guide found that a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Williston costs an average of $2,394 a month.

The same apartment would cost $1,504 in New York area, $1,411 in Los Angeles or $1,537 in Boston.

Williston's population has more than doubled since the 2010 Census, with estimates of more than 30,000 people within the city's limits. Demand has far exceeded supply during the boom.

Apartment Guide regional sales executive Pam Winter says a lot companies in the area have long-term projects planned as long as the demand and infrastructure are there.

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