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West Fargo, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of West Fargo is the 5th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 31,444 as of July 1, 2016. West Fargo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Fargo is located at latitude 46.8563 and longitude -96.9051 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Fargo (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The City of West Fargo (GNIS ID: 1036321) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Fargo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Fargo: Haggert, Sheyenne Stockyards, South West Fargo.

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West Fargo, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,444
Population in Households 31,341
Population in Familes 24,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 2,178
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 12,512
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 8,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,790 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,722 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 543 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $211,200
Average Home Value $225,186


Median Household Income $65,554
Average Household Income $84,894
Per Capita Income $33,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.2% 2.84%
Households 3.08% 2.75%
Families 2.66% 2.55%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Fargo, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Fargo to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 10 98th
Diversity Index2 # 96 76th
Median Household Income # 89 78th
Per Capita Income # 174 57th

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