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West Fargo, ND
Real Estate & Demographic Data

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 associated 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 $96,929.00.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.38% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The education level of West Fargo ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in West Fargo, 44.72% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in West Fargo in 2018 was $46,528, which is wealthy relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,112 for a family of four.

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, Swedish, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in West Fargo is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.