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Fargo, ND

Fargo leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
120,209
Fargo Population7
$
42,883
Median Income6
3.8
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Fargo is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 62%

Age

30.4
Median Age7
17.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Fargo residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 7.0% since 2010, while the Black community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 218.4%

Race

85
%
North Dakota Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Fargo is very cold and humid with strong winds. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 177 days per year with an average temperature of 9°F in January, 11 mph winds, and 72% humidity

Weather

28
%
Chance of Rain12
56
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Fargo increased by 25% since 2010 which is 17% lower than the national average and 17% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,400
Monthly Average13
56
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Fargo is a low tax location with income tax 78% lower than the national average, sales tax near the national average, and property tax 11% lower than the national average.

Other

0.99
%
Property Tax21
7.5
%
Sales Tax19
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Fargo has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Scheels All Sports and North Dakota State University

Income

15.6
%
<$25,0006
11.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Fargo leans conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results41

Representatives

Mayor28 Tim Mahoney
Democratic
House of Representative28 Kelly Armstrong
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Perham Health, is 63.1 miles from the center of Fargo, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Fargo VA Health Care System, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of Minnesota Medical Center, is 218.8 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes, but fine for possession up to half an ounce
 

Safety

In North Dakota, 53.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 55.0% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#63 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#45 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
#79 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
#97 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
 

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