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Overall Niche Grade
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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 118,099. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    278
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    480
    500
  • Theft
    2,410
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    245
    284
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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

112 reviews
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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.
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Fargo is a pretty great place to live. Everybody is friendly with one another and it's easy to talk to people here in Fargo, North Dakota. Plenty of jobs, unique places to visit, fun things to see, awesome places to eat, and has a vibrant downtown place to explore! I'm proud to be a North Dakotan.
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!