Fargo is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 124,662 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Fargo is the largest community in North Dakota.
Fargo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fargo is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fargo who work in office and administrative support (12.06%), management occupations (9.30%), and sales jobs (9.12%).
Also of interest is that Fargo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Fargo is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Fargo is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Fargo a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.81 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Fargo are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.97% of adults in Fargo have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fargo in 2018 was $35,205, which is upper middle income relative to North Dakota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,820 for a family of four. However, Fargo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fargo is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fargo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fargo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fargo include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Fargo is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.