West Fargo, North Dakota Population 2021

38,654
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West Fargo is a city located in Cass County North Dakota. With a 2020 population of 38,654, it is the 5th largest city in North Dakota (after Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, and Minot) and the 1017th largest city in the United States . West Fargo is currently growing at a rate of 2.11% annually and its population has increased by 49.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,830 in 2010. West Fargo reached it's highest population of 38,654 in 2021. Spanning over 16 miles, West Fargo has a population density of 2,410 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Fargo is $106,983 with a poverty rate of 6.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $920 per month, and the median house value is $241,000. The median age in West Fargo is 32.8 years, 32.7 years for males, and 33 years for females.

West Fargo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Fargo was:

  • White: 89.72%
  • Black or African American: 3.36%
  • Two or more races: 3.19%
  • Asian: 2.45%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Fargo, North Dakota is 38,654 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,260.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,830.

West Fargo, North Dakota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,75989.72%
Black or African American1,1913.36%
Two or More Races1,1283.19%
Asian8682.45%
Some Other Race3380.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1130.32%
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West Fargo Population by Race

West Fargo Population Pyramid $2021

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West Fargo Median Age

32.8


Total

32.7


Male

33


Female

West Fargo Adults

There are 25,583 adults, (3,084 of whom are seniors) in West Fargo.

West Fargo Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West Fargo Sex Ratio

Female

17,771

50.20%

Male

17,626

49.80%

West Fargo Population by Age

West Fargo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Fargo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.2%15.8%
All65.8%34.2%
Female53.3%46.7%
Male41%59%
Non Family37.9%62.1%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Fargo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,8402.5565.8
Married7,8703.1784.2
Non Family4,2531.337.9
Female1,2902.753.3
Male4273.2741

3.04

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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West Fargo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1860.83%
9th to 12th Grade5152.30%
High School Graduate3,88217.34%
Some College4,96022.15%
Associates Degree2,95813.21%
Bachelors Degree6,79430.35%
Graduate Degree3,09413.82%
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West Fargo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Fargo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,75820,2889,413
Asian510480303
Hispanic44129938
Black41535677
2+ Races29929944
Other Race27214317
Native American616113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.41%.

West Fargo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,534$53,944$41,184
Less Than 9th Grade$32,989$39,011$13,769
High School Graduate$36,349$44,098$30,281
Some College$44,219$50,276$36,244
Bachelors Degree$54,103$73,681$46,042
Graduate Degree$78,624$78,241$79,159

$49,534

Average Earnings

$53,944

Average Male

$41,184

Average Female

West Fargo Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Fargo Language by Age

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West Fargo Language

93.03% of West Fargo residents speak only English, while 6.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

West Fargo Language

West Fargo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,5201,3944.42%
Black1,19153945.26%
Multiple1,12814813.12%
Hispanic73812717.21%
Other3388324.56%
Asian868697.95%
Native113119.73%

6.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.89%

Male Poverty Rate

6.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Fargo

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Fargo is Black, with 45.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Fargo is White, with 4.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.53%.

West Fargo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.69%
High School8.91%
Some College6.83%
Bachelors or Greater0.40%

West Fargo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed23.94%
Female Employed6.27%
Male Employed5.36%
Male Unemployed0.00%

West Fargo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Fargo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$85,120$106,983
Families$98,295$126,676
Married Families$105,552-
Non Families$49,556$57,685
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Income by Household Type

West Fargo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

59.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Fargo Married by Age and Sex

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West Fargo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Fargo Marital Status by Race

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West Fargo Marital Status

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1,311

Number of Veterans

1,205

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam597
Second Gulf War386
First Gulf War135
Korea66
World War II39

West Fargo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74411
35 to 54359
75+204
18 to 34181
55 to 64156

West Fargo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2415.32%
2+ Races348.40%
Asian182.64%
Black182.68%

West Fargo Veterans by Race

West Fargo Veterans by Education

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0.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Fargo Veterans by Education

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79.9%

Labor Force Participation

78.1%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Fargo Employment by Age

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West Fargo Employment by Race

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West Fargo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.59%

Born in West Fargo

94.78%

Native Born

5.22%

Foreign Born

2.61%

Non Citizen

2.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.78% of West Fargo residents were born in the United States, with 59.59% having been born in North Dakota. 2.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

West Fargo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,6547982.11%
202037,8567982.15%
201937,0587982.20%
201836,2606151.73%
201735,6451,0473.03%
201634,5981,2003.59%
201533,3981,8145.74%
201431,5841,7395.83%
201329,8452,2258.06%
201227,6209763.66%
201126,6446932.67%
201025,95111,0115.68%
200014,9402,6531.97%
199012,2872,1881.98%
198010,0994,9386.94%
19705,1611,8614.57%
19603,3000.00%

West Fargo Population by Year