West Fargo is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 34,858 people and four constituent neighborhoods, West Fargo is the fifth largest community in North Dakota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in West Fargo, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to West Fargo, and putting down their money on brand new construction. West Fargo’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. West Fargo does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $71,516.00.
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 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 (14.17%), management occupations (11.33%), and sales jobs (10.92%).
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 18.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, West Fargo is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the West Fargo area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of West Fargo are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.55% of adults in West Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in West Fargo in 2010 was $33,489, 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 $133,956 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, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in West Fargo is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.