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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A
Fargo is a city in North Dakota with a population of 118,099. Fargo is in Cass County and is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. Living in Fargo offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fargo there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fargo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fargo are highly rated.
About Fargo...
Population
118,099

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Fargo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    279.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    556.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,343.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    247.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    19%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Fargo

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,561
National
$55,322
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Fargo Reviews

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Fargo is a city known for its friendly community, cold winters, and spring floods. The people in Fargo are generally kind, hard working, and willing to help pull your car out of a snow drift, as is often necessary. Fargo is also a city of growing entrepreneurship, political activism, and local art. Restaurants, living spaces, and entertainment are growing quickly in the downtown area, which has resulted in rising costs and gentrification. Fargo Public Schools is fantastic and has a number of opportunities for children of all needs, interests, and abilities. Overall, Fargo is a great place to raise a family.
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Great atmosphere and so much to do! There is always new places to try including restaurant, bars, shopping centers. The town keeps growing each day. The town takes pride in being a tri-college community and supporting all sports teams.
I moved to Fargo from Dallas, and I expected to hate it. While I am not in love, it is not as bad as I thought it would be. The worst part is the winter up here in the northern United States. Fargo has some good qualities though. People talk about southern hospitality where I am from, but it is no match for the Midwestern manners here in North Dakota. The summers are amazing with 70 to 80 degree weather, but the winters are frigid and desolate. If you can get past the freezing temperatures for a few months out of the year, this quaint almost-rural town has charm.