West Fargo

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Demographics
Total population 35,708 Population Estimates, 2017 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic30,064 90.9%
Of Color3,025 9.1%
American Indian363 1.1%
Asian676 2.0%
Black690 2.1%
Hispanic (any race)558 1.7%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races738 2.2%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 52,611 7.9%
5 to 176,163 18.6%
18 to 6421,465 64.9%
65+2,850 8.6%
Median age34.3 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Female16,483 49.8%
Male16,606 50.2%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)2,850 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)1,069 37.5%
Economy
Median household income$76,925 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Population for whom poverty status is determined33,013 American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [2]
In poverty2,263 6.9% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)243 9.5%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)451 7.4%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)1,405 6.5%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)164 5.8%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population32,989 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals with one or more disabilities2,986 9.1%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)30,139 American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Individuals without health insurance1,969 6.5%
Housing
Cost burdened households2,442 18.8% American Community Survey, 2013-2017 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)1,214 13.8%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)1,228 29.3%
Homeownership, number and rate8,802 67.6% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
White non-Hispanic8,419 68.6%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units478 3.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Immigration
Foreign born1,160 3.5% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Speaks language other than English1,498 4.9% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)1,717 9.2% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 85.7% American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2013-2017
Total adult population (age 25+)21,577
Less than high school774 3.6%
High school or equivalent3,992 18.5%
Some college or associate's degree8,277 38.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher8,534 39.6%

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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