West Fargo, ND

Census Place

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2022 Population
38,653
1.95% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Hoeven
Republican Party
US Senator
Kevin Cramer
Republican Party
US Representative
Kelly Armstrong
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.5
4.97% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.76%
7.49% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$96,929
3.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$282,400
10.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, West Fargo, ND had a population of 38.7k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $96,929. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Fargo, ND grew from 37,913 to 38,653, a 1.95% increase and its median household income grew from $93,382 to $96,929, a 3.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Fargo, ND are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.32%).

None of the households in West Fargo, ND reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in West Fargo, ND are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in West Fargo, ND was $282,400, and the homeownership rate was 65.8%.

Most people in West Fargo, ND drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in West Fargo, ND was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Fargo, ND is home to a population of 38.7k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.51% of West Fargo, ND residents were born outside of the country (1.74k people).

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.2k people) in West Fargo, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of West Fargo, ND residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Fargo, ND was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Fargo, ND
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.2k ± 947
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.34k ± 373
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.11k ± 753
2.31%
Hispanic Population
892 people

In 2022, there were 25.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.2k people) in West Fargo, ND than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.34k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.11k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.31% of the people in West Fargo, ND are hispanic (892 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in West Fargo, ND as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.74k people
4.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.66k people

As of 2022, 4.51% of West Fargo, ND residents (1.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Fargo, ND was 4.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    470 ± 236
  2. Vietnam
    284 ± 93
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    162 ± 82

West Fargo, ND has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Fargo, ND employs 23.1k people. The largest industries in West Fargo, ND are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,468 people), Retail Trade (2,330 people), and Educational Services (2,192 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,863), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,835), and Utilities ($75,938).

Occupations

23.1k
2022 Value
± 1,548
0.862%
1 Year growth
± 9.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Fargo, ND grew at a rate of 0.862%, from 22.9k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Fargo, ND, are Management Occupations (3,309 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,490 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,973 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Fargo, ND.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.1k
2022 Value
± 1,548
0.862%
1 Year growth
± 9.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Fargo, ND grew at a rate of 0.862%, from 22.9k employees to 23.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Fargo, ND, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,468 people), Retail Trade (2,330 people), and Educational Services (2,192 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Fargo, ND, though some of these residents may live in West Fargo, ND and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,582
Median earning men ± $3,624
$40,910
Median earning women ± $4,105

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($81,827), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,987), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,136).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,931), Construction ($57,841), and Public Administration ($56,216).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.83%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 428k people employed in North Dakota. This represents a 2.83% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Dakota went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.6%).

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Fargo, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing North Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Fargo, ND

Kelly Armstrong
North Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

West Fargo, ND is currently represented by Kelly Armstrong (Republican Party).

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.399% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.605% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (157k), Some college (149k), and Bachelors Degree (122k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Fargo, ND was $282,400 in 2022, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $255,300 to $282,400, a 10.6% increase. The homeownership rate in West Fargo, ND is 65.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in West Fargo, ND have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Fargo, ND is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$282,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,138
$9,935
Median Property Taxes
±$764

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Fargo, ND the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.8% of the housing units in West Fargo, ND were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 102.01
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in West Fargo, ND colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$96,929
Median Household Income
± $5,109
15.1k
Number of Households
± 1,138

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.1k households in West Fargo, ND grew to $96,929 from the previous year's value of $93,382.

The following chart displays the households in West Fargo, ND distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Fargo, ND is from North Dakota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.38%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.38%)

In 2022, 83.5% of workers in West Fargo, ND drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.38%) and those who worked at home (7.38%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Fargo, ND have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in West Fargo, ND have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Fargo, ND distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Fargo, ND have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.76% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Fargo, ND (2.6k out of 38.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Fargo, ND is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.1% of the population of West Fargo, ND has health coverage, with 69.9% on employee plans, 6.08% on Medicaid, 8.02% on Medicare, 9.71% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see 978 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.55% decrease from the previous year (1014 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1243 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 320 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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978 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cass County, ND

Primary care physicians in Cass County, ND see an average of 978 patients per year. This represents a 3.55% decrease from the previous year (1,014 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cass County, ND in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.6% under 18 years, 26.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.89%
Uninsured
69.9%
Employer Coverage
6.08%
Medicaid
8.02%
Medicare
9.71%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Fargo, ND declined by 13.7% from 5.67% to 4.89%.

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