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Demographics

Fargo is the central city in the vibrant and growing Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area.  The metro area is bisected by the Red River of the North, which is also the boundary between North Dakota and Minnesota.  This community serves as a regional center of education, commerce and health care.  

Population Change 1960-2000

Year Fargo Growth Cass Co. Growth Metro Area* Growth State Growth
1960   47,000   66,947  106,027  632,442
1970  53,365  14%   73,653  10%   120,261  13%  617,792  -2%
1980  61,383  15%   88,247  20%  137,574  14%  652,717   6%
1990  74,084  20%  102,874  17%  153,296  11%  638,800  -2%
2000  90,599  22%  123,138  20%  174,367  14%  642,200 0.1%

Metropolitan Area Map (PDF file) from Fargo-Moorhead Metro COG

Community Profiles

Understanding our Community: Fargo in relation to other Midwestern cities  (from Fargo's 2005 Consolidated Plan).  Download the entire chapter or specific sections below (all pdf files).