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Regional Demographics

2015 population: 238,124; 2.1% growth since 2005.

Median age: 31.5

Median household income: $54,590

Median house value: $167,700
 

Racial Diversity

White
Hispanic/Latino
Asian
Black
Two or More Races
American Indian/Alaska Native
Other
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

92.0%
2.4%
2.1%
2.0%
2.0%
1.3%
0.6%
0.0%

Cost of Living

Cost of living is 1.2% lower in Fargo, ND-MN MSA than the U.S. average.

City

Annual Average Salary

Cost of Living Index (Base US)

US
Purchasing Power

Fargo, ND-MN MSA

$47,259

118.7

$47, 833

North Dakota $49,064 109.7 $51,225

USA

$53,246

108.6

$53,246

Source: JobsEQ® Data as of 2017Q1
Cost of Living per C2ER, data as of 2017Q1 imputed by Chmura where necessary.

*Fargo, ND-MN MSA, source: JobsEQ®, courtesy reater Fargo Moorhead EDC
 

 

 

 
 

Elevation

898 feet above sea level
 

Media In the Metropolitan Area

Fargo-Moorhead population is growing faster than any U.S. metro area outside of the South and West, according to a March 2016 Forum article. It grew by 2.3%, adding 5,279 residents between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

Climate

It’s Cool Here, Regardless of the Cold
Here in Fargo Moorhead West Fargo, it’s cool to be cold! We won’t lie – we do have snow and cold, but that doesn’t slow us down. In fact, we think it’s what makes us great. With four distinct seasons and plenty of activities year-round, life is never boring, regardless the season.

To celebrate our winters, the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau even hosted the first annual North of Normal Frostival last year!

Summers
Summers are cooler and more pleasant than most locations East of the Rockies. Although hot and humid weather does happen, it is usually in short spurts. The rainiest time of the year is usually June and July, although summer rain comes largely from fast-moving thunderstorms, so summer is also our sunniest time of the year. (High 80; Low 58; Preciptation 9.25" and 0.0 Snow)

Autumn
Fall is a season of variable length. The first frost can happen any time from Labor Day to mid-October. The first snowflakes can fall in October, but are more common in November. Some years, winter is in high gear shortly after Halloween, amking for a short season. Other years, we are waiting into December to see the first snow. (High 55; Low 34; Preciptation 5.72" and Snow 8.6")

Winters
Winters are cold, but there is a tremendous amount of year to year variability in winter. At its worst, it can remain below 0 for several days at a time. However, most winter months offer at least a few days of thawing respite. Average winter snowfall is about 50 inches. Snow is likely to be on the ground from late November through mid-March. (High 21; Low 4; Preciptation 2.14"; Snow 29.4")

Spring
Spring has two distinct parts. The snow must melt and the ground must thaw before grass can turn green and flowers can bloom. The thawing part usually takes up March and part of April. The first 70-degree day usually happens sometim in April. (High 54; Low 32; Preciptation 5.47" Snow 12.1")

Source: John Wheeler, WDAY-TV Meteorologist
 

Miles To Fargo Moorhead Area

Mileage Chart

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