Statewide Claims to Fame

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 11 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 12 other cities in Current population (2012)

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Foreign born residents

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Households

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Housing units

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Race - Asian

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Retail sales

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Size in square miles

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Fargo is 1st in North Dakota out of 13 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Fargo, North Dakota Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Current population (2012) 109,779 1st 699,628 313,914,040
Size in square miles 48.8 1st 69,000.8 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,162 3rd 9.7 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Residents younger than 5 6.4% 8th 6.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 19.4% 11th 22.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.1% 11th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 94.2% 3rd 90.0% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 38.6% 1st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Race - White 90.2% 10th 90.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 2.7% 2nd 1.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.4% 9th 5.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.0% 1st 1.1% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 10th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.1% 6th 1.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 2.2% 4th 2.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 89.0% 9th 88.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Female residents 49.6% 9th 49.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 6.0% 1st 2.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Housing units 49,956 1st 320,909 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 52.8% 1st 25.8% 25.9%
Households 46,851 1st 278,669 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 45.4% 12th 66.5% 66.1%
Home median value $148,500 3rd $118,200 $186,200
People per household 2.1 12th 2.3 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Income per capita $28,191 4th $27,305 $27,915
Income per household $42,710 10th $49,415 $52,762
Income below poverty line 16.1% 2nd 12.3% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Fargo Rank North Dakota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 10,156 1st 61,546 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,552,484 1st $10,527,300 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $27,484 3rd $16,495 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $314,190 1st $1,214,201 $613,795,732

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