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Income/capita 12%
Household income 29%
Unemployment 79%
IndexWest FargoNorth DakotaNational
Income per capita$33,489$33,107$29,829
Median household income$71,516$59,114$55,322
Median income owner occupied$85,700$76,410$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,325$36,149$35,192
Median earnings male$43,667$41,306$36,919
Median earnings female$31,519$26,342$26,250
Unemployment rate1.0%1.9%4.7%
Poverty level6.8%11.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Fargo is 12% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in West Fargo is 29% 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 55% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $47,672$71,516$143,032
      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 industry12.3%2.2%
      Manufacturing sector16.5%1.6%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%10.3%
      Wholesale & retail services20.9%13.6%
      Public administration4.1%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%2.9%
      Education, health & social services10.1%39.9%
      Other20.4%24.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Briarwood, ND54$250,001352%
      Oxbow, ND395$145,208162%
      Reile's Acres, ND514$126,250128%
      Frontier, ND192$120,208117%
      North River, ND60$114,375107%
      West Fargo, ND31,557$71,51629%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Parkville, MD31,562$58,5126%
      Mundelein, IL31,550$79,42644%
      Buenaventura Lakes, FL31,588$41,30325%
      Franklin Square, NY31,601$95,65673%
      Naugatuck, CT31,625$59,5228%
      West Fargo, ND31,557$71,51629%
      Source: The West Fargo, ND employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).