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Regional Demographics

A lively, dynamic community with a metropolitan population of 223,490 and growing. Fargo Moorhead ranks exceptionally high on the "livability" scale.

Elevation

898 feet above sea level
 

Media In the Metropolitan Area

Population

201020152020
208,777229,171257,182

Source: 2015 Tactitian Corporation and Applied Geographic Solutions
* 2015 and 2020 are projected figures

 

Demographics

Demographics numbers are based on the Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). MSAs are geographic areas with a significant population nucleus, along with any adjacent communities that have a high degree of economic and social integration with that nucleus.

Female
Male
Median Age
Median Household Income

49.7%
50.3%
32.5
  $69,841

Source: 2015 Tactitian Corporation and Applied Geographic Solutions
 

Racial Diversity

White
Black/African American
Asian
Native American
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Two or More Races
Other

90.7%
2.9%
2.2%
1.0%
.0%
2.4%
.8%

Source: 2015 Tactitian Corporation and Applied Geographic Solutions 
 

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Average Seasonal TemperaturesClimate

The cities of Moorhead, Fargo and West Fargo are located near the geographic center of North America. We are almost exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole. This location creates a climate that, more than anything else, is changeable.

Summers
Summers are cooler and more pleasant than most locations East of the Rockies. Although hot and humid weather does happen, it is usually in short spurts. The rainiest time of the year is usually June and July, although summer rain comes largely from fast-moving thunderstorms, so summer is also our sunniest time of the year.

Autumn
Fall is a season of variable length. The first frost can happen any time from Labor Day to mid-October. The first snowflakes can fall in October, but are more common in November. Some years, winter is in high gear shortly after Halloween, amking for a short season. Other years, we are waiting into December to see the first snow.

Winters
Winters are cold, but there is a tremendous amount of year to year variability in winter. At its worst, it can remain below 0 for several days at a time. However, most winter months offer at least a few days of thawing respite. Average winter snowfall is about 50 inches. Snow is likely to be on the ground from late November through mid-March.

Spring
Spring has two distinct parts. The snow must melt and the ground must thaw before grass can turn green and flowers can bloom. The thawing part usually takes up March and part of April. The first 70-degree day usually happens sometim in April.

Source: John Wheeler, WDAY-TV Meteorologist
 

Miles To Fargo Moorhead Area

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