West Fargo, North Dakota

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West Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota in the United States. In July 2009, its population was estimated at 24,313,[3] and it is the state's fastest growing city.[4] West Fargo was founded in 1926.



West Fargo is located at 46°52′18″N 96°53′42″W / 46.87167°N 96.895°W / 46.87167; -96.895 (46.871749, -96.894966).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 mi² (18.9 km²). 7.3 mi² (18.9 km²) of it is land and 0.14% of it is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,940 people, 5,771 households, and 4,091 families residing in the city, however the current population of West Fargo is estimated at over 26,000 residents. The population density was 791.3/km² (2,049.2/mi²). There were 5,968 housing units at an average density of 316.1/km² (818.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.40% White, 0.42% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (47.9%), Norwegian (39.7%), Irish (8.3%), Swedish (7.2%), French (5.2%), English (4.8%).

There were 5,771 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

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