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Population in 2012: 27,478 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +83.9%
Males: 14,313  (52.1%)
Females: 13,165  (47.9%)

Median resident age:  32.6 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58078.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,053 (it was $44,542 in 2000)
West Fargo:

$64,053
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,980

West Fargo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $155,257 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
West Fargo:

$155,257
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $143,790; Detached houses: $163,254; Townhouses or other attached units: $124,425; In 2-unit structures: $132,241; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,833; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,111; Mobile homes: $38,202

Median gross rent in 2012: $690.

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  • White alone - 23,443 (90.9%)
  • Black alone - 784 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 476 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 384 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 369 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 274 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 48 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 15 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Fargo: 100.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.7%), Norwegian (25.0%), Irish (5.3%), Swedish (4.4%), English (3.8%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 7.29 square miles.

Population density: 3,769 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in West Fargo:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Fargo city:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1,299 residents are foreign born (1.6% Africa, 0.8% Europe).

This city:  5.0%
North Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in West Fargo, North Dakota as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Fargo to the number of sex offenders is 5,496 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,977 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,258 (1.9%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.87 N, Longitude: 96.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,623 (-25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,358 (21.6%)

West Fargo household income distribution West Fargo home values distribution


 

Crime rates in West Fargo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 062233
per 100,000 0.040.713.612.718.215.4
Robberies 000311
per 100,000 0.00.00.019.06.15.1
Assaults 23712812
per 100,000 13.620.347.576.048.661.7
Burglaries 39471051146773
per 100,000 265.8318.4711.8721.8407.4375.1
Thefts 204280353308250274
per 100,000 1390.41897.02392.91950.11520.21407.9
Auto thefts 152926292826
per 100,000 102.2196.5176.2183.6170.3133.6
Arson 194523
per 100,000 6.861.027.131.712.215.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 322.8) 90.0159.2190.4184.3136.5126.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 49 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
North Dakota average:

2.07

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West Fargo, North Dakota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,550 (+20.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in West Fargo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Fargo, North Dakota

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Tornado activity:

West Fargo-area historical tornado activity is significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 54% 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 significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 98% 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 the city 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 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Fargo topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers in West Fargo:

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

Political contributions by individuals in West Fargo, ND

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: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 6 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 7 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • University of North Dakota (about 74 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 94 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)
  • Bemidji State University (about 104 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)

Public high school in West Fargo:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Fargo:

See full list of schools located in West Fargo, School District: WEST FARGO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 6

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)

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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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average.
City:

27.0
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.288. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.288
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.90. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.90
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.47
U.S.:

22.06
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.65. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.65
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.166
U.S.:

0.334

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

WEST FARGO CITY OF (Address: 102 1ST STREET , Population served: 14940, 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 (Address: ROOM 204 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between JAN-28-1997 and FEB-28-1997, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-09-1997)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MEADOWBROOK PARK ROAD & WATER INC (Address: 2805 GRESS AVE NW , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between MAY-21-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-20-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2006)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between FEB-15-2006 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2006)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2006)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 34 other older monitoring violations
K & K CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR, INC. (Address: 1202 7TH AVE NE , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.8%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 32.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 16.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Fargo, ND

51 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

West Fargo compared to North Dakota state average:

West Fargo, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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


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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

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

  • Super 8 Motel, 825 E Main, West Fargo, ND 58078 , Phone: (701) 282-7121
  • Days Inn-west Fargo, 525 E Main Ave, West Fargo, ND 58078 , Phone: (Inv) lid Input, Fax: (701) 281-0023
  • Super 8 West Fargo, ND, 825 E Main Ave W Fargo, ND, West Fargo, ND 58078 , Phone: (701) 282-7121, Fax: (701) 277-9237
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Fargo, North Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Fargo travel time to work - commute


West Fargo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.76%
Here56.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents48.7%25.5%4.3%4.3%3.6%
Congregations29.3%12.2%8.9%4.1%8.9%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.9%1.4%0.9%6.7%
Congregations1.6%1.6%3.3%1.6%28.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Cass County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cass County:

26.0%
State:

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

11.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$33,228$49,8421$342
Judicial and Legal 1$4,132$49,5841$2,118
Police Protection - Officers 31$127,992$49,5450$0
Police - Other 13$36,036$33,2640$0
Streets and Highways 9$27,016$36,0210$0
Airports 0$0 1$100
Welfare 0$0 2$2,332
Solid Waste Management 15$39,004$31,2030$0
Sewerage 17$63,148$44,5750$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$19,016$57,0480$0
Local Libraries 5$12,012$28,8297$2,924
Totals for Government 103$361,584$42,12612$7,816

West Fargo government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,750,000 ($100.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,314,000 ($47.82)
    Sewerage: $1,281,000 ($46.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,130,000 ($41.12)
    Water Utilities: $967,000 ($35.19)
    Regular Highways: $839,000 ($30.53)
    Financial Administration: $514,000 ($18.71)
    Libraries: $352,000 ($12.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $304,000 ($11.06)
    Central Staff Services: $176,000 ($6.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $133,000 ($4.84)
    Transit Utilities: $130,000 ($4.73)
    Air Transportation: $77,000 ($2.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,075,000 ($148.30)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $38,000 ($1.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,933,000 ($143.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.15)

West Fargo government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,308,000 ($47.60)
    Sewerage: $1,082,000 ($39.38)
    Air Transportation: $100,000 ($3.64)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $663,000 ($24.13)
    Interest Earnings: $426,000 ($15.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $235,000 ($8.55)
    Special Assessments: $71,000 ($2.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,100,000 ($76.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $658,000 ($23.95)
    General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($1.53)
  • Tax - Property: $2,335,000 ($84.98)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,312,000 ($84.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $37,000 ($1.35)
    Other License: $19,000 ($0.69)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,000 ($0.25)

West Fargo government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,804,000 ($3923.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,441,000 ($3837.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,363,000 ($449.92)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000,000 ($363.93)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $800,000 ($29.11)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $750,000 ($27.29)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $50,000 ($1.82)

West Fargo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,554,000 ($1002.77)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $750,000 ($27.29)

9.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,575 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.03%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($173 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.26%
North Dakota average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Clay County, MN  1.22% ($25,077 average AGI)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.49% ($30,591)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.36% ($30,610)


7.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Cass County:

0.04%
North Dakota average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Clay County, MN  1.21% ($35,404 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.49% ($32,148)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.31% ($33,766)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of West Fargo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 21
Total length: 88 meters (289ft)
Total costs: $483,000
Total average daily traffic: 201,540
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,827

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for West Fargo, ND

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Fargo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in West Fargo, ND)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ARGUSVILLE, Se 1/4 Ne 1/4 S 32, T 142 N, R 49 W (Lat: 47.071889 Lon: -96.901972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90.8 m, Overall height: 96.6 m, Call Sign: WPON208
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10955.0 MHz, 11035.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2010, Expiration Date: 03/20/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • 230 8th Avenue, 230 8th Avenue West (Lat: 46.868917 Lon: -96.902194), Type: Building, Structure height: 23.8 m, Overall height: 28.3 m, Call Sign: WQDZ873
    Assigned Frequencies: 17800.0 MHz, 17800.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2005, Expiration Date: 12/09/2015, Certifier: Paul Amundson
    Registrant: Moriah Technologies, Inc., 2201 Avenue K, Suite D, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 543-4141, Fax: (972) 543-4159, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Fargo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in West Fargo)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - West Fargo


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Fargo, ND

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
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
Famous Footwear1Slumberland1
FedEx1Subway2
KFC1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS2

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  • #91 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #52 (58078) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scandinavian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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  • Bret Ja Chisholm (11)
  • Barry D. Batcheller (7)
  • Brij N. Singh (5)
  • Travis Jenson (5)
  • David S. Majkrzak (4)
  • Michael A. Hajicek (4)
  • Spencer Lee Mindeman (4)
  • John Michael Eidenshink (4)
  • Peter Nicholas Hettwer (3)
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Total of 130 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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