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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Fargo Reviews

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I loved growing up in Fargo.

I grew up in a close neighborhood near my elementary school and all of my friends were so close that we were constantly walking back and forth to each others' houses.

There is a lot of fun things to do around town, including an artsy and fun downtown area full of everything from vegan eateries and funky little locally owned gift shops. There's even a coffee shop hidden around an alleyway that serves the best latte I've ever had.

The commute around town is good, provided you stay off the main arteries in the city during rush hour, but all in all, it's safe, it's friendly and it's hardly ever boring.
Since the age of 2, I have lived in the Fargo area. My family and I move around a lot in the area but we have never settled in a neighborhood that has treated us poorly. I would say that this city is the best little city there is because wherever you go, you will always find open hands and open doors. Neighbors are always there for you and always willing to be your friend. In Fargo, people are respectful of one another and they cherish one another. I am glad that I am fortunate enough to live here and can experience the friendly, busy atmosphere that Fargo offers. Its very nice to know that we can have such a different community but still be very close friends to each other.