West Fargo, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 35,708 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +139.0%
Males: 18,253  (51.1%)
Females: 17,455  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58078.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $75,551 (it was $44,542 in 2000)
West Fargo:

$75,551
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,170 (it was $19,368 in 2000)

West Fargo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $222,167 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
West Fargo:

$222,167
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $250,324; detached houses: $279,304; townhouses or other attached units: $173,902; in 2-unit structures: $139,924; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,703; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,293; mobile homes: $72,160

Median gross rent in 2017: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Fargo: 99.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.8%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for American Indian residents, 57.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Fargo, ND (2017)
    • 28,95589.4%White alone
    • 1,2503.9%Black alone
    • 8562.6%Asian alone
    • 4581.4%Two or more races
    • 4131.3%American Indian alone
    • 3691.1%Hispanic

Races in West Fargo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in West Fargo, North Dakota as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Fargo is 4,642 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in West Fargo by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(15.4)
5
(22.3)
12
(49.5)
12
(48.3)
7
(26.5)
4
(15.2)
2
(7.4)
10
(35.7)
6
(19.4)
5
(15.0)
23
(65.0)
14
(38.2)
15
(40.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(5.1)
4
(17.8)
3
(12.4)
5
(20.1)
3
(11.4)
4
(15.2)
5
(18.6)
3
(10.7)
3
(9.7)
4
(12.0)
6
(17.0)
6
(16.4)
2
(5.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(61.7)
20
(89.0)
26
(107.1)
46
(185.0)
36
(136.3)
45
(171.3)
55
(204.5)
31
(110.6)
47
(151.8)
39
(116.7)
36
(101.7)
33
(90.1)
50
(133.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
73
(375.1)
93
(414.0)
125
(515.1)
180
(724.0)
105
(397.6)
79
(300.8)
77
(286.3)
147
(524.7)
128
(413.3)
149
(445.7)
138
(390.0)
84
(229.4)
105
(280.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
274
(1,408)
340
(1,514)
375
(1,545)
339
(1,364)
319
(1,208)
330
(1,256)
370
(1,376)
336
(1,199)
366
(1,182)
326
(975.1)
305
(861.8)
369
(1,008)
391
(1,046)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(133.6)
54
(240.4)
47
(193.7)
29
(116.6)
26
(98.5)
20
(76.1)
35
(130.1)
47
(167.7)
49
(158.2)
37
(110.7)
46
(130.0)
41
(111.9)
31
(82.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(15.4)
2
(8.9)
1
(4.1)
5
(20.1)
6
(22.7)
4
(15.2)
6
(22.3)
2
(7.1)
3
(9.7)
6
(17.9)
6
(17.0)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)119.5149.7178.1196.2135.9128.4137.9152.0137.6129.9155.2118.8128.6

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City-data.com crime index in West Fargo, ND

Crime rate in West Fargo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 74 (61 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
North Dakota average:

2.25
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Ancestries: German (36.5%), Norwegian (31.0%), American (3.0%), English (2.6%), African (2.3%), Swedish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 7.29 square miles.

Population density: 4,898 people per square mile   (average).

West Fargo, North Dakota map

1,324 residents are foreign born (1.3% Africa, 0.5% North America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

3.9%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,209 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,411 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (4.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (218.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (572.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Reile's Acres, ND (2.0 miles ),
Fargo, ND (2.0 miles ),
Prairie Rose, ND (2.2 miles),
Frontier, ND (2.4 miles ),
Moorhead, MN (2.5 miles ),
North River, ND (2.6 miles),
Harwood, ND (2.7 miles ),
Oakport, MN (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 46.87 N, Longitude: 96.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,357 (-21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,537 (22.2%)

Distribution of median household income in West Fargo, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Fargo, ND in 2017
West Fargo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 95 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1998: 200 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 165 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2000: 124 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2001: 241 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2002: 283 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2003: 506 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 2004: 654 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2005: 444 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2006: 243 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2007: 279 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2008: 157 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2009: 181 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 2010: 182 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2011: 158 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2012: 429 buildings, average cost: $205,200
  • 2013: 601 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2014: 541 buildings, average cost: $207,300
  • 2015: 476 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2016: 409 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2017: 341 buildings, average cost: $196,700
Number of permits per 10,000 West Fargo, ND residents
Average permit cost in West Fargo, ND
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Historical population in West Fargo, ND
Historical housing units in West Fargo, ND

Population change in the 1990s: +2,550 (+20.6%).
Most common industries in West Fargo, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.8%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Machinery (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.7%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in West Fargo, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)

Average climate in West Fargo, North Dakota

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West Fargo, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.18
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Fargo-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.6 miles away from the West Fargo city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Fargo-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from West Fargo center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from West Fargo center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 682.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 220.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from West Fargo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 12, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Fargo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Fargo:

  • FRASER-631 (631 22ND ST E)
  • FRASER-651 (651 12 1/2 AVE E)
  • SHEYENNE CROSSINGS CARE CENTER/TCU (125 13TH AVENUE WEST)

Airports located in West Fargo:

See details about airports located in West Fargo, ND

Amtrak station near West Fargo:

  • 6 miles: FARGO (420 4TH ST. N) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Fargo:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 5 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 7 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 7 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 44 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • University of North Dakota (about 74 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 94 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Public high schools in West Fargo:

  • WEST FARGO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,623, Location: 801 9TH ST E, Grades: 10-12)
  • WEST FARGO SHEYENNE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 800 40TH AVE E, Grades: 9-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Fargo:

See full list of schools located in West Fargo

Library in West Fargo:

  • WEST FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $585,410; Location: 109 THIRD STREET EAST; 49,623 books; 3,272 audio materials; 3,359 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 7 state licensed databases; 122 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: West Fargo Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in West Fargo: Jameson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Telephone Pioneers Museum (Bonanzaville), Cass County Historical Society (Museums; 1351 Main Avenue West), Bonanzaville USA (Museums; 1351 Main Avenue West), Northland Sales Inc (Tours & Charters; 722 13th Avenue East).

Hotels: Sunset Motel (731 Main Avenue West), Super 8 Motel of West Fargo (825 Main Avenue East), Super 8 Motel (825 Main Avenue East).

Court: West Fargo City - Clerk Of Court (800 4th Avenue East).

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Fargo and their reported violations in the past:

WEST FARGO CITY OF (Population served: 25,830, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2006)
CENTRAL LIVESTOCK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
K & K CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR, INC. (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
North Dakota:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.9%
Whole state:

60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
51 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in West Fargo (2011 data):

  • Alerus Financial, National Association: Eagle Run Branch, West Fargo Branch, West Fargo Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $1,154.4 mil, Deposits: $988.9 mil, headquarters in Grand Forks, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Alerus Financial Corporation
  • Western State Bank: West Fargo Branch at 755 13th Avenue East, branch established on 1999/01/06. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $488.8 mil, Deposits: $427.5 mil, headquarters in Devils Lake, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Western State Agency, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust
  • First International Bank & Trust: West Fargo Branch at 1350 13th Avenue East, branch established on 2000/05/10. Info updated 2008/06/03: Bank assets: $1,088.7 mil, Deposits: $962.1 mil, headquarters in Watford City, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Watford City Bancshares, Inc.
  • Choice Financial Group: First Capital Bank Of North Dakota B at 210 Sheyenne Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $593.8 mil, Deposits: $513.0 mil, headquarters in Grafton, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Choice Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Gate City Bank: West Fargo Branch at 1119 9th Street East, branch established on 2001/01/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • State Bank & Trust: West Fargo Branch at 412 Sheyenne Street, branch established on 1964/03/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: West Fargo Branch at 1401 13th Ave E, branch established on 2002/12/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in West Fargo:

Marital status in West Fargo, ND
  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in West Fargo:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Fargo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Fargo, ND (based on Cass County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant46,44471
Catholic26,43814
Evangelical Protestant14,31844
Other1,80510
Orthodox501
None60,723-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 50
This county:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 98
Cass County:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cass County:

6.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

26.0%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cass County:

11.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Fargo:

49.0%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.1%
North Dakota:

47.1%

Average BMI:
West Fargo:

28.8
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Fargo:

22.5%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Fargo:

9.9%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

32.6%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
West Fargo:

57.4%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
West Fargo:

79.8%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Fargo, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 61$312,301$61,4360$0
Water Supply 25$110,077$52,8370$0
Solid Waste Management 22$70,355$38,3750$0
Streets and Highways 14$57,193$49,0230$0
Financial Administration 13$68,829$63,5340$0
Local Libraries 8$29,404$44,10615$7,117
Other Government Administration 5$37,776$90,6620$0
Natural Resources 1$3,062$36,7440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 149$688,997$55,49015$7,117

West Fargo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,425,000 ($151.93)
    Water Utilities: $4,000,000 ($112.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,720,000 ($76.17)
    Regular Highways: $2,251,000 ($63.04)
    Sewerage: $1,757,000 ($49.20)
    Central Staff Services: $1,019,000 ($28.54)
    Libraries: $910,000 ($25.48)
    Financial Administration: $895,000 ($25.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $685,000 ($19.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $456,000 ($12.77)
    Air Transportation: $165,000 ($4.62)
    Health - Other: $100,000 ($2.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($0.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,990,000 ($167.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,858,000 ($220.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $680,000 ($19.04)

West Fargo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,116,000 ($87.26)
    Sewerage: $1,446,000 ($40.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $20,197,000 ($565.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $271,000 ($7.59)
    Interest Earnings: $204,000 ($5.71)
    Sale of Property: $70,000 ($1.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,105,000 ($114.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,765,000 ($49.43)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,640,000 ($269.97)
    Property: $8,245,000 ($230.90)
    Other License: $1,179,000 ($33.02)

West Fargo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,310,000 ($6449.82)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $191,995,000 ($5376.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,650,000 ($1474.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,335,000 ($401.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $930,000 ($26.04)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $885,000 ($24.78)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $45,000 ($1.26)

West Fargo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,315,000 ($1073.01)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,761,000 ($1225.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $885,000 ($24.78)

8.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
North Dakota average:

8.08%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($795 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.12%
North Dakota average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clay County, MN  1.23% ($49,669 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.39% ($43,622)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.28% ($51,790)


7.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
North Dakota average:

9.36%

0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,255 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.17%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clay County, MN  1.43% ($45,732 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.43% ($47,183)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.23% ($36,795)
Businesses in West Fargo, ND
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
Caribou Coffee1McDonald's1
Catherines1Menards1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Days Inn1Old Navy1
Domino's Pizza1PetSmart1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Slumberland1
Famous Footwear1Subway2
FedEx1Super 81
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Fargo:

  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Fargo:

  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDJZ (100.7 FM; HARWOOD, ND; Owner: TOM INGSTAD NORTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING LLC)
  • KVMI (103.9 FM; ARTHUR, ND; Owner: VISION MEDIA INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around West Fargo:

  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of West Fargo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 98.8mTotal length
  • $1,200,000Total costs
  • 247,100Total average daily traffic
  • 23,139Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in West Fargo, ND - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Fargo, ND
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED156$137,541165$157,796484$136,50658$41,1239$2,061,92224$217,8206$29,572
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$93,9554$84,44331$144,8382$38,4900$01$76,2602$39,115
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$113,1139$96,39686$162,72411$14,8200$02$235,7957$24,673
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$126,24614$162,076101$155,3475$93,4081$262,2502$264,5350$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$226,31018$155,0242$27,8250$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.04 , 0101.05, 0102.01, 0102.03, 0102.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$186,60828$151,038
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$110,9002$99,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$122,6800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.04 , 0101.05, 0102.01, 0102.03, 0102.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Fargo, ND
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Fargo, ND - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 39. The highest number of fire incidents - 83 took place in 2018, and the least - 3 in 2017. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Fargo, ND When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (38.1%), and Outside Fires (34.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Fargo, ND
    • 25238.1%Structure Fires
    • 22834.4%Outside Fires
    • 15423.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 284.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Fargo, ND

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Fargo, North Dakota:

  • Super 8 West Fargo, ND, 825 E Main Ave W Fargo, ND, West Fargo, North Dakota 58078 , Phone: (701) 282-7121, Fax: (701) 277-9237
  • DoubleTree by Hilton West Fargo, 825 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo, North Dakota 58078 , Phone: (701) 551-0120
  • Element Hotel, 925 19th Avenue E, West Fargo, North Dakota 58078 , Phone: (701) 478-5333
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 705 23rd Avenue E, West fargo, North Dakota 58078 , Phone: (701) 282-2100
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton West Fargo Sanford Medical Center Area, 805 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo, North Dakota 58078 , Phone: (701) 551-5800
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Fargo, North Dakota
Most common first names in West Fargo, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3673.2 years
Mary2480.6 years
James2466.4 years
Robert2166.9 years
Arthur2077.1 years
Kenneth1971.2 years
Richard1965.0 years
Donald1767.4 years
Evelyn1678.6 years
Clarence1679.3 years
Most common last names in West Fargo, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3776.6 years
Anderson2974.7 years
Olson1873.2 years
Nelson1572.5 years
Miller1375.4 years
Erickson1171.5 years
Berg1076.2 years
Larson972.9 years
Smith985.2 years
Hanson878.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Fargo, ND
  • 68.7%Utility gas
  • 30.0%Electricity
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Fargo, ND
  • 63.9%Electricity
  • 30.4%Utility gas
  • 3.6%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


West Fargo compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

West Fargo on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 (58078) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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