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. 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 $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.
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 (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.
One of the benefits of West Fargo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.33 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in West Fargo is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For West Fargo, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The population of West Fargo is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 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.