West Fargo has the 925th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 30.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Fargo is part of the Fargo metro area. Unemployment in the Fargo area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Fargo has the 146th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Fargo is below average at $43,680, and the median cost of a home in West Fargo is $164,100, which is below the national average. 35% of workers in West Fargo hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Fargo. 82% of West Fargo workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 8% walk. People in West Fargo spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.