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Overview

Introduction to West Fargo, North Dakota

West Fargo, North Dakota is 5 miles W of Fargo, North Dakota and 218 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is in Cass County. The city is part of the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.

West Fargo History

West Fargo was founded in 1926. It is in Cass County, which was named after George Washington Cass, a local railroad executive.

West Fargo and nearby Attractions

  • Red River & Northern Plains Regional Museum
  • Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
  • Hjemkomst Center
  • Jameson Park
  • Telephone Pioneers Museum
  • Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm

Things To Do In West Fargo

The Cass County Historical Society, the Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm are popular local historical sites. The Red River Zoo, the Thunder Road Family Fun Park and the Buffalo River State Park are also worth visiting.

West Fargo Transportation

Hector International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

West Fargo Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, the North Dakota State College of Science and Bemidji State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,557
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens8.9%
Employed Population 16+18,123
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,994
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,361
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,239
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$770
Median House Value$190,400

Ancestry

German45.1%
Norwegian35.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.4%
Irish5.8%
English5.1%
Swedish4.2%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.7%
Russian2.4%
Scottish2.1%
Czech2%
Danishn1.9%
Italian1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian1.3%
Finnish1.2%
African1.2%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Icelander0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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West Fargo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cass County
Standard Zip Codes58078
Phone Area Codes701
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.87
Approximate Longitude-96.89

West Fargo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFARGO HECTOR AP
Distance5.6 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 16 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches
StationGEORGETOWN 1 E
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 16 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches
StationCASSELTON AGRONOMY FRM
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp-5 to 16 F
Apr Temp30 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp33 to 58 F
Annual Precip21.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Argusville505$112,500
Fargo115,950$70,075
Frontier192$121,875
Harwood767$93,393
Horace2,559$109,740
Mapleton886$80,156

West Fargo Public Libraries

West Fargo Public Library
109 THIRD STREET EAST
West Fargo, North Dakota
(701) 433-5460

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West Fargo Public Schools

Aurora Elementary School
3420 9th St W
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2130
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Cheney Middle School
825 17th Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2090
Middle
Total Enrollment 1078
Clayton A Lodoen Kindergarten Center
330 3rd Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2020
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Eastwood Elementary School
500 10th Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2030
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Freedom Elementary School
401 26th Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-5221
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
L E Berger Elementary School
631 4th Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2010
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Legacy Elementary School
5150 9th St W
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2000
Liberty Middle School
801 36th Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2671
Middle
Total Enrollment 830
South Elementary School
117 6th Ave W
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
West Fargo High School
801 9th St E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2050
High
Total Enrollment 1315
West Fargo Sheyenne High School
800 40th Ave E
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2160
Other
Total Enrollment 1043
West Fargo Spec Ed Unit
207 Main Ave W
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2003
Westside Elementary School
945 7th Ave W
ZIP: 58078
(701) 356-2110
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
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