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West Fargo, ND
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West Fargo profile


Living in West Fargo



West Fargo is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 39,985 people and eight 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 $93,382.00.

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.

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.

One of the benefits of West Fargo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.23 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

West Fargo is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.78% of adults in West Fargo have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in West Fargo in 2018 was $46,158, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,632 for a family of four.

West Fargo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 African languages and Arabic.