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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
West Fargo is a suburb of Fargo with a population of 34,419. West Fargo is in Cass County and is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. Living in West Fargo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Fargo there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Fargo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Fargo are above average.
About West Fargo...
Population
34,419

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$859
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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West Fargo Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    133.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,045.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    82.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in West Fargo

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,051
National
$55,322
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West Fargo is a very safe, fun community! There is lots to do and the people are very friendly. Bordering Fargo/Moorhead, the possibilities are endless. West Fargo also a growing community and has lots of job availability and a top-notch school district. It’s a great place to grow up and/or grow old!
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West Fargo has a great community. Most people are willing to help each other out when needed. I have moved a couple times throughout North Dakota and West Fargo has a lot of educational opportunities for high schoolers. There are many college credit class we can take and many elective classes that teach different skills such as pottery and independent living.

I would like to see West Fargo add more communities activities for youth. There are some sports teams, but they are very spendy. It would nice to see different types of clubs maybe a crafts, book reading and gardening club.
It is a nice family safe town where your kids can bike to school, play outside and you don't have to worry about them. The schools are excellent and the neighborhoods are beautiful! A very friendly get to know your neighbor feel about it. Fargo is connected to it and has plenty of opportunities to see concerts, plays, movies, sports, arts ...enough and a nice variety of family events you can attend. Job market is very good as is the cost of living.