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Jefferson/Carl Ben

The Jefferson/Carl Ben neighborhood gets it name from two neighborhood schools. The original Jefferson Elementary (1923) was replaced with a new elementary school building 2007 of the same name, and Carl Ben Eileson Elementary was replaced with Carl Ben Eileson Middle School in 2006. Agassiz Adult Learning Center is also located in the neighborhood (along University Drive). The housing stock is a mix of owner occupied and renter occupied housing. The area enjoys convenient access to a number of parks and services in both downtown Fargo and along the 13th Avenue and University Drive corridors. The Main Avenue commercial district borders the north side of the neighborhood and accounts for some of the mix of uses that is seen between Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue South. The Jefferson Area Neighborhood Association is active in this neighborhood.

Neighborhood Maps (PDF files)

Jefferson-Carl Ben GM  
Neighborhood General Map
Jefferson-Carl Ben LM  
Land Use, Parks & Trails
Fargo Census Data for This Neighborhood
Year 2010
Population 6185
Housing Units 2903
Owner 1500
Renter 1184
Homeownership 56%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Fargo Planning Dept

Median age of owner-occupied homes: 1935 (1880–1998)

Annexed into city: 1921–1975



Fargo Parks District
McCormick Park 
Agassiz Schoolyard
Jefferson Schoolyard (playground, ice skating/hockey, open area)
Jefferson Park
Jefferson West Park 
Teamsters Park



Fargo Public School District
Fargo Public School Map 



Jefferson/Carl Ben is in ND Legislative District 11 and 21

ND Legislative Council Districts
Cass County Voting Precincts


Police Beat

District 2 



Bikeway Map (pdf)
Metro Area Transit serves the neighborhood (3 routes)


Neighborhood Organizations 

Jefferson Area Neighborhood Association


Garbage and Recycling

Solid Waste Services