Fargo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 122,359 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Fargo is the largest community in North Dakota.
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 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 (13.53%), sales jobs (9.91%), and management occupations (8.63%).
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.54 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Fargo is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.78% of adults in Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fargo in 2010 was $31,866, 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 $127,464 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 Spanish and African languages.