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Renter's Guide to Fargo

Fargo prides itself on being a place that's just a little off-center.

It may not be the biggest city, but there's so much to do you'll feel like you're in a Midwestern metropolis. Galleries, clubs, quirky shops, and unique restaurants are just some of the things waiting for you in Fargo.

Forbes recently ranked it the fourth fastest-growing small city in the United States. WalletHub named Fargo the 20th Best Small College City in America, while DealCrunch.com named it one of the 10 Cheapest Cities to Start Your Business, and Livability.com listed the city #7 on their Top 10 Best Downtowns.  If that weren't enough, MSN even ranked Fargo the 2nd Best Place to Get a Job in America in 2015.

In short, Fargo appeals to everyone from college students to small business owners to job seekers.

At 48.82 mi², Fargo is ¾ the size of Minneapolis, and it's located about 200 miles east of Bismarck, ND and 240 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

When you think Fargo, many people think cold weather and snow. The city gets its share of snow, of course. In fact, Fargo won The Weather Channel’s “America's Toughest Weather City” poll in 2011 thanks to its extreme cold, blizzards, and thunderstorms. But you may also be surprised to find out Fargo's summers are capable of getting into the 90s.

Fargo, ND Demographics

  • Total Population113,798
  • Female 57,534
    Male 56,265
  • Median Age27.69

Cost of Living in Fargo, ND

One thing you’ll love about living in Fargo is its quirkiness. Fargo is lively and cultural, with plenty of things to do for young children – or just the young at heart.

Downtown Fargo offers a consistent schedule of events, along with many great shopping and dining options. For couples looking for activities to share, you'll feel right at home at the city's art galleries, theaters, and bars.

Of course, the major downside to living in Fargo is the brutal, long lasting winters. Blizzards and frigid temperatures are not uncommon here. Another negative is that you're at least 200+ miles away from the nearest major city, Minneapolis.

Living in Fargo, ND

One thing you’ll love about living in Fargo is its quirkiness. Fargo is lively and cultural, with plenty of things to do for young children – or just the young at heart.

Downtown Fargo offers a consistent schedule of events, along with many great shopping and dining options. For couples looking for activities to share, you'll feel right at home at the city's art galleries, theaters, and bars.

Of course, the major downside to living in Fargo is the brutal, long lasting winters. Blizzards and frigid temperatures are not uncommon here. Another negative is that you're at least 200+ miles away from the nearest major city, Minneapolis.

Things to do in Fargo

Sports fans will have plenty to root for in Fargo. The North Dakota State University Bison are consistently showing up in March Madness brackets, and NDSU’s football team has won 5 consecutive NCAA Division 1 FCS national championships. The Bison play in the Fargodome, which also hosts major concerts and events when the football team isn't playing.

If you’re looking for fun things to do with kids in Fargo, there are plenty of parks around the city, featuring everything from batting cages and playgrounds to sledding hills and swimming pools. Oak Grove Park and Lindenwood Park are great spots to take strolls along the Red River, which separates North Dakota from Minnesota.

The Fargo Blues Festival is a major event every summer and is considered one of the best in the country. The Food Truck Festival is another huge occurrence in Fargo and features a craft fair, kid’s activities, and more.

If you're hungry, the city is also home to many authentic, ethnic restaurants, so folks who want to try diverse foods can dine out on Indian, Greek, Middle Eastern and Ethiopian cuisine on any given night.

Fargo has a rich history, as shown at places like Bonanzaville, USA – a 12-acre pioneer village and museum, which features over 43 historic buildings, which showcase more than 400,000 artifacts. The Red River Zoo and the Fargo Air Museum are other must-see attractions.

Employment and Economy

Unemployment in Fargo is generally much lower than the United States, as well as the rest of North Dakota. Both the city and state have a big agricultural industry, especially when it comes to sunflower seeds and barley. Fargo’s major employers include healthcare industry positions at Sanford Health and Essentia Health, as well as at the North Dakota State University.

Fargo, ND Households

  • Total Number of Households48,754
  • Family 24,567
    Non-family 24,187
  • Children 11,904
    No Children 36,848
  • Average People Per Household2.08
  • Median Household Income$37,636
  • Median Household Disposable Income$55,246

Fargo, ND Crime Rate and Statistics

National Average

Below Average 100 Above Average
Total Crime Risk
59
Assault Risk
14
Automotive Theft Risk
40
Property Crime Risk
53
Rape Risk
143
Robbery Risk
15

Education in Fargo

Known as the Tri-College University System, the Fargo-Moorhead area is home to North Dakota State University, Concordia College, and Minnesota State University, bringing the area's combined college student population to over 25,000.

Fargo, ND Education Statistics

  • 4%No High School
  • 4%Some HighSchool
  • 29%Some College
  • 14%Associate Degree
  • 34%Bachelor Degree
  • 14%Graduate Degree

Tips for Renting in Fargo

Ready to live in the vibrant and quirky city of Fargo? Although you should always read your lease in its entirety, here are a few basic renters rights you'll have.

Your landlord must provide running hot and cold water, heat, and smoke detectors – none of which can be shut off at any time.

However, you must pay rent per your lease, or your landlord has the right to evict you, even in the dead of winter. They can also evict you for disturbing the peace.

Tenants can petition the eviction in court if they feel that leaving the property may cause considerable hardship to them or their family. In the event the eviction is upheld, a landlord cannot legally remove any property – that is the responsibility of the tenant or the local sheriff.

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