Fargo, ND
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Living in Fargo


Fargo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 124,844 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Fargo is the largest community in North Dakota.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fargo who work in office and administrative support (11.91%), management occupations (9.26%), and sales jobs (9.23%).

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.

Not only is Fargo a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Fargo is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Fargo a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 16.52 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: 39.52% of adults in Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fargo in 2010 was $33,985, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,940 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 German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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