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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 33,649 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 33,649
Daytime Population: Workers 12,528
Daytime Population: Residents 13,054
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 33,547
Population in Familes 26,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 2,331
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $68,480
Average Household Income $86,430
Per Capita Income $34,893


Total Housing Units 14,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,138 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,467 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 508 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $215,501
Average Home Value $233,418


Total Households 13,604
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 8,630
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.71% 2.86%
Households 3.85% 2.9%
Families 3.29% 2.62%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 2017 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 Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 89 78th
Median Household Income # 86 79th
Per Capita Income # 191 53rd

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