West Fargo

Show margins
Demographics
Total population 37,058 Population Estimates, 2019 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic31,595 89.3%
Of Color3,802 10.7%
American Indiansuppressed
Asian868 2.5%
Black1,147 3.2%
Hispanic (any race)738 2.1%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races936 2.6%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 53,091 8.7%
5 to 176,723 19.0%
18 to 6422,499 63.6%
65+3,084 8.7%
Median age32.8 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Female17,771 50.2%
Male17,626 49.8%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)3,084 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)1,061 34.4%
Economy
Median household income$85,120 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population for whom poverty status is determined35,322 American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [2]
In poverty2,244 6.4% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)suppressed
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)566 8.5%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)1,458 6.5%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)91 3.0%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population35,264 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities2,892 8.2%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)32,180 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals without health insurance1,633 5.1%
Housing
Cost burdened households2,567 18.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)1,181 13.0%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)1,386 29.3%
Homeownership, number and rate9,104 65.8% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic8,764 68.7%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units537 3.7% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Immigration
Foreign born1,849 5.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Speaks language other than English2,253 7.0% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)1,825 9.3% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 86.7% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Total adult population (age 25+)22,389
Less than high school701 3.1%
High school or equivalent3,882 17.3%
Some college or associate's degree7,918 35.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher9,888 44.2%

"Suppressed" indicates that data are unavailable, an estimate is unreliable, or data are suppressed because too few cases were recorded in the time period.

[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.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

Compass created by:
Wilder Research

© 2021. All rights reserved.