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
$168,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$709
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

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
    236
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    67
    41
  • Robbery
    44
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    562
    525
  • Theft
    2,189
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    221
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,175
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    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 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!
I enjoy Fargo. The people are nice and everything around here is clean. One and my only complaint about Fargo are the speeding people who don't signal. People need to SLOW Down! Otherwise, Fargo, ND is a beautiful, friendly neighborhood. Anyone is willing to give you a helping hand.