West Fargo, ND Population

By | June 25, 2019

Population: 14,940. Estimated population in July 2020: 19,487 (+30.4% change)
Males: 7,371 (49.3%), Females: 7,569 (50.7%)

Cass County

Zip code: 58078

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $44,542
Median house value: $97,500

Races in West Fargo:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.8%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (47.9%), Norwegian (39.7%), Irish (8.3%), Swedish (7.2%), French (5.2%), English (4.8%).

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in West Fargo

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Fargo city

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 60.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1.2% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near West Fargo:

  • INNOVIS HEALTH (about 6 miles; FARGO, ND)
  • PRAIRIE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 6 miles; FARGO, ND)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL – FARGO (about 6 miles; FARGO, ND)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to West Fargo:

Other public-use airports nearest to West Fargo:

  • WEST FARGO UTILITY (about 3 miles; FARGO, ND; Abbreviation: D54)
  • MOORHEAD MUNI (about 18 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Abbreviation: JKJ)
  • HAMRY FIELD (about 18 miles; KINDRED, ND; Abbreviation: K74)
Amtrak station near West Fargo:

  • 8 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 and Universities

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

  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 7 miles; FARGO, ND; Full-time enrollment: 8,836)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 27 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 27 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,771)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 46 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 74 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; Full-time enrollment: 9,935)
  • NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE-BEMIDJI (about 147 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,761)
  • BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 147 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,562)

Schools

Public high school in West Fargo:

  • WEST FARGO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,585; Location: 801 9TH ST E; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in West Fargo:

  • WEST FARGO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 823; Location: 109 3RD ST E; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 617; Location: 117 6TH AVE W; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 500 10TH AVE E; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • L E BERGER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 631 4TH AVE E; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 483; Location: 945 7TH AVE W; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 432; Location: 330 3RD AVE E; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WEST FARGO SPEC ED UNIT (Location: 207 MAIN AVE W; Grades: 00 – 00)

Libraries

Library in West Fargo:

  • WEST FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $177,416; Location: 401 SEVENTH STREET EAST; 61,000 books; 1,753 audio materials; 1,245 video materials; 138 serial subscriptions)