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The City of Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota with a population of 132,193 as of July 1, 2020. 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 46.8772 and longitude -96.7898 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fargo 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fargo: Centralia.
|Total Population||132,193 (100%)|
|Population in Households||126,647 (95.8%)|
|Population in Families||81,574 (61.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||5,546 ( 4.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$56,441|
|Average Household Income||$81,351|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$35,991|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||62,756 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||28,503 (45.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||29,755 (47.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,498 ( 7.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$220,335|
|Average Home Value||$255,322|
|Housing Affordability Index3||135|
|Average Household Size||2.17|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.28%|
|Per Capita Income||2.03%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.89%|
The table below compares Fargo to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 2||100th|
|Median Household Income||# 281||30th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 193||48th|
|Per Capita Income||# 198||51st|
|Diversity Index||# 36||91st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.