West Fargo is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 37,058 people and four constituent neighborhoods, West Fargo is the fifth largest community in North Dakota. Much of the housing stock in West Fargo was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local West Fargo economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in West Fargo, where the median household income is $85,120.00.
West Fargo real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although West Fargo house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities, West Fargo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Fargo are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Fargo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Fargo who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), management occupations (13.90%), and sales jobs (9.79%).
Also of interest is that West Fargo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of West Fargo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.59 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of West Fargo ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in West Fargo, 44.16% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in West Fargo in 2018 was $41,313, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,252 for a family of four. However, West Fargo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call West Fargo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Fargo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Fargo include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Fargo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and African languages.