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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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 115,950. Fargo is in Cass County and is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. Living in Fargo offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fargo there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fargo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fargo are above average.
About Fargo...
Population
115,950

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Fargo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    56
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467
    500
  • Theft
    2,444
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    260
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,060
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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I love living in north Fargo. It's a city big enough to have everything you could possibly need, but it also has that small town feel to it. You don't have to drive for half an hour just to get to a grocery store or a bank, for example. Finding a job in Fargo is extremely easy and since it is the Midwest, most people are very friendly. The only thing I dislike about Fargo is the crime rate and safety. Things that happen "in the movies" happens here and that's a bit nerve wracking. Other than that, I truly love Fargo and think it's a city of success and opportunities!
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Fargo has many opportunities ranging from colleges to employment options! It has a lot of beautiful parks, coffee shops and many restaurants to choose from. One thing i would like to see change is fewer bars and liquor stores.
My overall experience with living in Fargo, North Dakota has been very good so far. Most of the residents are nice and are willing to help others when needed. The town offers various opportunities to get out and doing something whether it’s with family or going out with friends at night. The medical staff in the area are trained professional and know what they are doing. The restaurants in Fargo give you the opportunity to venture out and try something new. Also, in Fargo, there is multiple options on housing that are all in decent shape and affordable. The traffic in Fargo isn’t too bad, but there is a lot of construction happening in the summer that causes some delays during the rush hours.