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Fargo, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota with a population of 122,580 as of July 1, 2016. Fargo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fargo is located at latitude 46.8654 and longitude -96.829 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fargo (see map below) encompass a land area of 48.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 902 feet.

The City of Fargo (GNIS ID: 1036030) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fargo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fargo: Centralia.


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Fargo, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 122,580
Population in Households 117,044
Population in Familes 76,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,536
Population Density1 2,505
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 53,830
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 26,314
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 57,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,031 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,799 (53.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,522 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $200,880
Average Home Value $224,208
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,350
Average Household Income $72,033
Per Capita Income $31,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.42% 2.44%
Households 2.27% 2.45%
Families 2.12% 2.3%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fargo, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fargo to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 51 88th
Median Household Income # 287 29th
Per Capita Income # 247 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.