Fargo, ND
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Fargo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 118,523 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Fargo is the largest community in North Dakota.

Fargo real estate is some of the most expensive in North Dakota, although Fargo house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Fargo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fargo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fargo who work in office and administrative support (13.80%), sales jobs (10.98%), and management occupations (9.51%).

Also of interest is that Fargo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Fargo really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Fargo is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Fargo more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Fargo’s character and quality of life.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fargo spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.68 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Fargo are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.01% of adults in Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fargo in 2010 was $30,023, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,092 for a family of four. However, Fargo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fargo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fargo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fargo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fargo include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Fargo is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.