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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fargo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.42%), sales jobs (11.44%), and management occupations (9.03%).

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.

One of the benefits of Fargo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.38 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Fargo citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.62% of adults in Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fargo in 2010 was $29,986, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,944 for a family of four. However, Fargo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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.