What you need to know about Fargo, ND

Fargo, the Gateway to the West and a Livability Top 100 Best Place to Live, is the largest city in North Dakota. Located on the banks of the Red River, which separates it from neighborhing Moorhead, MN, Fargo is jam-packed with museums, galleries and an Art Deco theater palace in its vibrant downtown district. Outdoor activities, low taxes and strong workforce helped it rank as one of the Best Places to Live by Men's Journal. Three public colleges, including North Dakota State University, call Fargo-Moorhead home, as does the private Concordia College.

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Top 10 Winter Cities 2010
Fargo, ND’s Dining Scene
Fargo, ND's restaurant scene gives locals and visitors many choices. International cuisine, traditional American fare – and everything in between.
Fargo Seeks More Workers for Booming Job Market
Community has thousands of job openings in top fields
Fun Things To Do in Fargo, ND
From museums and theaters to golf courses, there's plenty to keep residents and visitors occupied.
Explore the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN
The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minn. is a multiuse facility owned and operated by the City of Moorhead.

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Population

110,725
Up by 15.79%
Hundreds of people gather for Happy Harrys Ribfest at the Fargodome
Why Fargo, ND Is a Best Place to Live
Vibrant community, strong economy await in Fargo: Just bundle up
Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre in Fargo, ND
Discover Theater in Fargo, ND
Theater and live performances in Fargo, ND are well supported by the community and enrich the area's quality of life.

Nearby Cities

Health Care in Fargo, ND
Health-Care Options in Fargo, ND
A variety of hospitals, specialized medical services and community clinics make the Fargo-Moorhead, ND area a health-care destination.
HoDo Restaurant in Fargo, ND
Fargo, ND’s Dining Scene
Fargo, ND's restaurant scene gives locals and visitors many choices. International cuisine, traditional American fare – and everything in between.

Housing

Homes Owned 44.29%
44.29% Complete
Homes Rented 55.71%
55.71% Complete

Real Estate

In Fargo, North Dakota


Ready to move to Fargo? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Fargo.
Broadway Lofts in Fargo,  ND
Fargo, ND is a Family Destination
Fargo boasts a strong economy, Cosmopolitan magazine thinks it's hot and downtown wins awards for its turnaround.

Median Home Price

$162,000
Higher than the state average
Monte's Downtown in Fargo, ND
Restaurants in Fargo, ND
Fargo's food scene has a mix of casual restaurants, fine dining establishments, breweries and wineries
NDSU Research and Technology Park in Fargo
Healthcare Manufacturers in Fargo, ND
The Fargo-Moorhead, ND economy has many emerging vaccine manufacturers and other high-tech industries in the region.
Fargo has huge appeal; business supports the creative process here. The draws include incredible universities, a growing culinary scene, the arts, financial stability, education, walkability. People want to be here.

Greg Tehven, Emerging Prairie Co-Founder

Schools

In Fargo, North Dakota


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Fargo rates.

Median Household Income

$46,311
Lower than the national average

Business

In Fargo, North Dakota


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Fargo.
Fargo Moorhead Business Overview
Tech companies, advanced manufacturing lead array of industries
A worker at the Caterpillar Reman plant in Fargo secures a chain to a large metal component shaped like a rocket blaster.
Fargo Seeks More Workers for Booming Job Market
Community has thousands of job openings in top fields

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old
People gather under the marquee at the Fargo Theatre
College Town Atmosphere
Higher education institutions enhance quality of life
A man holds onto a red canoe while standing on a rock overlooking a calm blue lake surrounded by evergreen trees on a sunny day.
Lake Country Culture
Fargo-Moorhead summers mean fun on the water
Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, MN
Fargo, ND Arts Scene: Theaters, Galleries, Music and Museums
Museums, theaters, annual events keep the Fargo community entertained
Education & Industry, Partnering for the Future
Tech-Savvy Schools in Fargo, ND
The STEM program plays a big role in education the Fargo, ND area workforce by teaching students to be tech-savvy in today's world.

Health

In Fargo, North Dakota


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Fargo.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 39%
39% Complete
Graduated High School 95%
95% Complete
Ecce Art + Yoga in exhibits its pieces in a restored building downtown and works to enhance the culture of Fargo.
Revitalization in Fargo, ND
The Fargo Moorhead area is managing rapid growth by planning to create big-city amenities while nurturing a small-town sense of community.
Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND
Health Care in Fargo, ND
Fargo is home to three hospitals and a Veterans Administration system

Fargo, ND's Rankings

Top100_BeerCities_2015
Top 10 Downtowns 2015
Top 10 Winter Cities 2010
Top 10 Food Festivals 2011

More About Fargo, ND

Why Fargo, ND Is a Best Place to Live
Vibrant community, strong economy await in Fargo: Just bundle up
Discover Theater in Fargo, ND
Theater and live performances in Fargo, ND are well supported by the community and enrich the area's quality of life.
Health-Care Options in Fargo, ND
A variety of hospitals, specialized medical services and community clinics make the Fargo-Moorhead, ND area a health-care destination.
Fargo, ND’s Dining Scene
Fargo, ND's restaurant scene gives locals and visitors many choices. International cuisine, traditional American fare – and everything in between.
Fargo, ND is a Family Destination
Fargo boasts a strong economy, Cosmopolitan magazine thinks it's hot and downtown wins awards for its turnaround.
Restaurants in Fargo, ND
Fargo's food scene has a mix of casual restaurants, fine dining establishments, breweries and wineries
Healthcare Manufacturers in Fargo, ND
The Fargo-Moorhead, ND economy has many emerging vaccine manufacturers and other high-tech industries in the region.
Fargo Moorhead Business Overview
Tech companies, advanced manufacturing lead array of industries
Fargo Seeks More Workers for Booming Job Market
Community has thousands of job openings in top fields
College Town Atmosphere
Higher education institutions enhance quality of life
Lake Country Culture
Fargo-Moorhead summers mean fun on the water
Fargo, ND Arts Scene: Theaters, Galleries, Music and Museums
Museums, theaters, annual events keep the Fargo community entertained
Tech-Savvy Schools in Fargo, ND
The STEM program plays a big role in education the Fargo, ND area workforce by teaching students to be tech-savvy in today's world.
Revitalization in Fargo, ND
The Fargo Moorhead area is managing rapid growth by planning to create big-city amenities while nurturing a small-town sense of community.
Health Care in Fargo, ND
Fargo is home to three hospitals and a Veterans Administration system
Schools in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN
Fargo-Moorhead region offers wide range of educational opportunities
Fargo-Moorhead Area Schools Collaborate to Instill 21st-Century Skills
School systems work together to ensure students excel
Activities in Fargo, ND: Biking, Running and Golf
Fargo residents have many opportunities to get active throughout the year
Research, Technology and Manufacturing in Fargo, ND
Fargo's research, technology, and manufacturing industries are growing with major companies such as Microsoft, Phoenix, and Echelon Corporation.
Fun Things To Do in Fargo, ND
From museums and theaters to golf courses, there's plenty to keep residents and visitors occupied.
Events at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND
Find out what events are held in the Fargodome, which hosts the North Dakota State Bisons home football games.
Children's Museum at Yunker Farm in Fargo, ND
Opened at Yunker Farm in 1989, the museum helps connect parents and children through hands-on activities and exhibits designed to inspire families' creative sides.
Discover Fargo, ND’s Hotel Donaldson
Hotel Donaldson in Fargo, ND is a former fraternal lodge that opened in 1894 is today one of the nicest hotels in North Dakota.
Explore the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN
The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Minn. is a multiuse facility owned and operated by the City of Moorhead.