West Fargo is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 33,597 people and four constituent neighborhoods, West Fargo is the fifth largest community in North Dakota. West Fargo has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in West Fargo, where the median household income is $69,549.00.
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.
West Fargo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Fargo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Fargo who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), management occupations (12.03%), and sales jobs (11.15%).
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 18.19 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 citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.83% of adults in West Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Fargo in 2010 was $33,248, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,992 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 Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Fargo is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and German.