Fargo, ND-MN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
251,635
1.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
32.7
0.608% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
4.44% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$73,641
7.41% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$261,000
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
143,705
1.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fargo, ND-MN had a population of 252k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $73,641. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fargo, ND-MN grew from 247,967 to 251,635, a 1.48% increase and its median household income grew from $68,560 to $73,641, a 7.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fargo, ND-MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.74%), and White (Hispanic) (1.54%).

None of the households in Fargo, ND-MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Fargo, ND-MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fargo, ND-MN are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,143 degrees awarded in 2022), Minnesota State University Moorhead (1,487 degrees), and Concordia College at Moorhead (469 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fargo, ND-MN was $261,000, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Fargo, ND-MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Fargo, ND-MN was 2 cars per household.

Fargo, ND-MN borders Fergus Falls, MN and Wahpeton, ND-MN.

Population & Diversity

Fargo, ND-MN is home to a population of 252k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.82% of Fargo, ND-MN residents were born outside of the country (17.2k people).

In 2022, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Fargo, ND-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Fargo, ND-MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fargo, ND-MN was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fargo, ND-MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    211k ± 467
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 576
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.22k ± 825
3.48%
Hispanic Population
8.77k people

In 2022, there were 14.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (211k people) in Fargo, ND-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.48% of the people in Fargo, ND-MN are hispanic (8.77k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fargo, ND-MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    56,105 ± 6,935 people
  2. Somalia
    40,313 ± 5,896 people
  3. India
    31,057 ± 4,951 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Dakota and Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 56,105 North Dakota and Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 40,313 and India with 31,057.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.2k people
7.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.4k people

As of 2022, 6.82% of Fargo, ND-MN residents (17.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fargo, ND-MN was 7.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,861 ± 403
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,993 ± 532
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,285 ± 283

Fargo, ND-MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fargo, ND-MN employs 144k people. The largest industries in Fargo, ND-MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,171 people), Retail Trade (15,090 people), and Educational Services (15,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,613), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,865), and Public Administration ($60,349).

Males in North Dakota have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,891. The income inequality in North Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

144k
2022 Value
± 3,306
1.69%
1 Year growth
± 3.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fargo, ND-MN grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 141k employees to 144k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fargo, ND-MN, are Management Occupations (16,021 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,588 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,087 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fargo, ND-MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

144k
2022 Value
± 3,306
1.69%
1 Year growth
± 3.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fargo, ND-MN grew at a rate of 1.69%, from 141k employees to 144k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fargo, ND-MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,171 people), Retail Trade (15,090 people), and Educational Services (15,086 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fargo, ND-MN, though some of these residents may live in Fargo, ND-MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,088
Median earning men ± $1,302
$38,408
Median earning women ± $1,263

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($65,613), Public Administration ($64,563), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,067).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($53,313), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,412), and Public Administration ($47,300).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,965
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,935
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,424
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota and North Dakota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, Amy Klobuchar, and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of North Dakota and Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Dakota and Minnesota is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Dakota and Minnesota

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John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

John Hoeven, Kevin Cramer, Amy Klobuchar, and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing North Dakota and Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Dakota and Minnesota

North Dakota and Minnesota is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Dakota and Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fargo, ND-MN awarded 5,656 degrees. The student population of Fargo, ND-MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,653 male students and 10,889 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fargo, ND-MN are White (4,675 and 86.5%), followed by Black or African American (206 and 3.81%), Two or More Races (150 and 2.78%), and Hispanic or Latino (132 and 2.44%).

The largest universities in Fargo, ND-MN by number of degrees awarded are North Dakota State University-Main Campus (3,143 and 55.6%), Minnesota State University Moorhead (1,487 and 26.3%), and Concordia College at Moorhead (469 and 8.29%).

The most popular majors in Fargo, ND-MN are Registered Nursing (485 and 8.57%), General Business Administration & Management (295 and 5.22%), and General Psychology (189 and 3.34%).

The median tuition costs in Fargo, ND-MN are $28,400 for private four year colleges, and $9,074 and $15,819 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fargo, ND-MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 27.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 19,542 (44.3% men and 55.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 19,542 students enrolled in Fargo, ND-MN, 44.3% men and 55.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,528 records, of which 56.2% were women and 43.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 184 degrees awarded
  2. 350 degrees awarded
  3. 229 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fargo, ND-MN was General Psychology with 184 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fargo, ND-MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,143 degrees awarded
  2. 1,487 degrees awarded
  3. 469 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Dakota State University-Main Campus with 3,143 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,340 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fargo, ND-MN, which is 0.706 times less than the 3,316 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,675 degrees mean that there were 22.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 206 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($28,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.817% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.945% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Bachelors Degree (1.16M), and Some college (1.11M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fargo, ND-MN was $261,000 in 2022, which is 0.926 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $235,600 to $261,000, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Fargo, ND-MN is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fargo, ND-MN have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fargo, ND-MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fargo, ND-MN is $73,641. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fargo, ND-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

Property

$261,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,585
$58,464
Median Property Taxes
±$1,711

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fargo, ND-MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.7% of the housing units in Fargo, ND-MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fargo, ND-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fargo, ND-MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,641
Median Household Income
± $2,115
105k
Number of Households
± 2,850

In 2022, the median household income of the 105k households in Fargo, ND-MN grew to $73,641 from the previous year's value of $68,560.

The following chart displays the households in Fargo, ND-MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fargo, ND-MN is from North Dakota and Minnesota.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 and income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.76%)
  3. Carpooled (7.37%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Fargo, ND-MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.76%) and those who carpooled to work (7.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fargo, ND-MN have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Fargo, ND-MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fargo, ND-MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fargo, ND-MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fargo, ND-MN (28.8k out of 243k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fargo, ND-MN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Fargo, ND-MN has health coverage, with 60.9% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 9.45% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see 1287 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.924% decrease from the previous year (1299 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1483 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,287 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Dakota
1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see an average of 1,287 patients per year. This represents a 0.924% decrease from the previous year (1,299 patients).

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Dakota and Minnesota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 28.8% between 18 and 34 years, 33.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.35%
Uninsured
60.9%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
9.45%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fargo, ND-MN declined by 3.39% from 5.54% to 5.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fargo, ND-MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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