Statewide Claims to Fame

West Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Income per household

West Fargo is 2nd in North Dakota out of 12 other cities in Home median value

West Fargo is 2nd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Home ownership rate

West Fargo is 2nd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in People per household

West Fargo is 2nd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

West Fargo is 2nd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Residents younger than 18

West Fargo is 2nd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Residents younger than 5

West Fargo is 3rd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Foreign born residents

West Fargo is 3rd in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Income per capita

West Fargo is 4th in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Race - Black or African American

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Current population (2012) 27,478 5th 699,628 313,914,040
Size in square miles 14.4 5th 69,000.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,788.9 7th 9.7 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Residents younger than 5 8.7% 2nd 6.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.9% 2nd 22.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 7.8% 12th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 94.2% 2nd 90.0% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 32.2% 6th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Race - White 93.5% 4th 90.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.0% 4th 1.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.0% 11th 5.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.4% 5th 1.1% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 13th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.8% 9th 1.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.8% 10th 2.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 92.3% 4th 88.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Female residents 50.4% 7th 49.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 4.0% 3rd 2.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Housing units 10,760 5th 320,909 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 28.1% 9th 25.8% 25.9%
Households 10,227 5th 278,669 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 68.9% 2nd 66.5% 66.1%
Home median value $149,300 2nd $118,200 $186,200
People per household 2.4 2nd 2.3 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Income per capita $29,481 3rd $27,305 $27,915
Income per household $62,555 1st $49,415 $52,762
Income below poverty line 8.5% 11th 12.3% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
West Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,235 5th 61,546 27,092,908
Retail sales $269,100 9th $10,527,300 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,676 12th $16,495 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $19,810 9th $1,214,201 $613,795,732

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