North Dakota sees surge in homeless population
The oil boom in North Dakota has created tens of thousands of jobs, but its homeless population is skyrocketing.
In Williston, N.D., the Salvation Army is helping people purchase tickets back home after they arrive looking for jobs and end up homeless.
Meanwhile, North Dakota has become the nation's second largest oil producing state, boasting the fastest-growing economy in the country. As a result, oil companies have been hiring like crazy, paying high wages to those who are willing to relocate.
The town of Williston, which is at the center of the action, has seen its population more than double from 14,715 people in 2010 to 33,547 last year as workers flock to the area, according to estimates from North Dakota State University. The Census Bureau also ranked Williston as the fastest g
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