Profile for Fargo, North Dakota, ND
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Fargo is a city in Cass County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after William G. Fargo, director of the Northern Pacific Railway and a founder of American Express and Wells-Fargo Express.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Fargo. For links to other places called Fargo, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fargo is 46.877N. The longitude is -96.789W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 91,484.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Fargo demographic reports
Fargo is on the Red River.
Former and merged names include:
· Tent City
· The Crossing
Public transportation: Fargo Metropolitan Area Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Setting for 1996 movie, "Fargo"
Well-known residents have included:
· Roger Maris, baseball player
· Bobby Vee, singer, songwriter
· Jonny Lang, blues guitarist
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Fall Festival - Sept. 15-23, 2007
- Film Festival - March 7-10, 2007
- Blues Festival - Aug. 17-18, 2007
- Rib Fest - June 6-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fargo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fargo-Moorhead Symphony
Sports teams: Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (Northern League Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Northern Plains Regional Museum, Plains Art Museum, Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, Bonanzaville
Colleges and universities:
North Dakota State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 51
If you will take a map of the United States and fold it in the middle, eastern edge against western, and crease it sharply, right in the crease will be Fargo.
-- Travels with Charley
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fargo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cass County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fargo-Moorhead area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58103 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
31% of Fargo residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fargo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fargo was $21,101, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Fargo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Fargo festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Fall Festival - S
- Blues Festival - A
- Film Festival - M
- Rib Fest - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Fargo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $963.
Libraries in Fargo include Fargo Public Library, Southpointe ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fargo include Fargo Forum
TV stations in Fargo include KFME, KVLY, KVRR, WDAY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KDSU.
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fargo political report.
The average commute time for Fargo workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fargo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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