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. 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 $69,104.00.
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 (13.75%), management occupations (12.45%), and sales jobs (10.33%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.28 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of West Fargo citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.67% of adults in West Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Fargo in 2010 was $32,129, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,516 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 Spanish.