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 120,762 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 (13.18%), sales jobs (10.77%), and management occupations (8.85%).

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 made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Fargo is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

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 16.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Fargo is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Fargo, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Fargo citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.24% of adults in Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fargo in 2010 was $30,826, which is middle income relative to North Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,304 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.