A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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%

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
    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

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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I like Fargo's Diversity and their restaurants. Fargo offers a lot of different cool restaurants and exciting places to eat. Fargo has a nice hometown feel and isn't that loud of a city. It has many different cultures and people from everywhere. Fargo is friendly and offers so many different experiences! It also has great parks and environmental places to hang out in.
Fargo is one of the biggest cities in North Dakota, with some of the best people. It is a college football town with NDSU. A variety of restaurants and shopping are available. Winters can be very brutal, but if you love to cross country ski, or ice skate its perfect!