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, Fargo isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fargo are a mix 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 (13.80%), 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.

Fargo is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Fargo has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Fargo enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Fargo.

One of the benefits of Fargo is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.68 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 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.