West Fargo, ND Profile: Facts & Data


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West Fargo, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of West Fargo is the 5th largest city in North Dakota with a population of 34,557 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 34,557
Population in Households 34,454
Population in Familes 27,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 2,394
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $72,057
Average Household Income $86,740
Per Capita Income $35,168


Total Housing Units 14,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,188 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,849 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 647 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $220,949
Average Home Value $247,306


Total Households 14,036
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 8,827
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.59% 2.74%
Households 3.76% 2.82%
Families 3.17% 2.5%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

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, 2018 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 # 8 98th
Diversity Index # 51 87th
Median Household Income # 75 82nd
Per Capita Income # 204 49th

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