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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexWest FargoNorth DakotaNational
Income per capita$41,430$33,107$29,829
Median household income$87,674$59,114$55,322
Median income owner occupied$108,613$76,410$70,586
Median income renter occupied$54,171$36,149$35,192
Median earnings male$51,189$41,306$36,919
Median earnings female$36,145$26,342$26,250
Unemployment rate1.0%1.9%4.7%
Poverty level6.5%11.2%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Fargo is 39% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in West Fargo is 58% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Fargo is 79% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Fargo is 57% lower than the national average

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      $58,443 $87,674 $175,348
      City
      $39,405 $59,114 $118,228
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      West Fargo median earnings by income bracket

      West Fargo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.6%14.6%
      Manufacturing sector10.9%10.9%
      Financial & insurance services8.0%8.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.1%14.1%
      Public administration3.2%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%8.9%
      Education, health & social services9.2%9.2%
      Other30.4%30.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Brooktree Park, ND218$168,021203.7%
      Reile's Acres, ND670$165,625199.4%
      Oxbow, ND249$158,750187.0%
      Horace, ND2,847$145,208162.5%
      Briarwood, ND80$136,806147.3%
      West Fargo, ND36,406$87,67458.5%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Owasso, OK36,395$66,89720.9%
      Moorpark, CA36,443$119,597116.2%
      Benton, AR36,360$59,9948.4%
      Kearns, UT36,457$68,87024.5%
      Phenix City, AL36,461$41,84224.4%
      West Fargo, ND36,406$87,67458.5%
      Source: The West Fargo, ND employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).