About West Fargo

West Fargo has a warm, friendly, small town atmosphere, complemented by metropolitan area advantages.With an estimated population of more than 33,000, West Fargo is truly “a city on the grow” with one of the fastest growing communities in North Dakota.

Throughout this phenomenal growth, West Fargo continues to offer an excellent student-oriented school district, a park district with world-class facilities, and a variety of housing options to meet the needs of any resident. Boasting opportunities for both families and businesses, West Fargo combines the benefits of small-town living with the resources and amenities of a large metropolitan city. 


In 1917, Equity Cooperative Packing Company began construction of its plant in what was called West Fargo. In 1925, Armour and Company bought out the plant and housing for employees, which had been built north of the highway. Residents living there were asked to move from their homes, with many relocating south of the highway to form their own village.

West Fargo City Government

If you are not familiar with how your local government operates or need a quick reference, this section will provide you with information regarding the City of West Fargo services and amenities.

Commission & Boards

West Fargo is governed by a City Commission along with a number of Boards and Committees.  Community members are encouraged to attend and have input in all these public meetings.