About Fargo

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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.

Metropolitan Area Map from Fargo-Moorhead Metro COG

Community Profiles

Understanding our Community: Fargo in Relation to other Midwestern Cities

The Fargo Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development is a comprehensive plan for addressing Fargo's housing and community development needs. It is a five-year strategic plan that was last updated and approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in July 2015.

Items discussed in the plan include the following:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Households & Families
  • Income & Poverty
  • Population
  • Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
  • Work