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Regional Demographics

A lively, dynamic community with a metropolitan population of 208,777 and growing. Fargo Moorhead ranks exceptionally high on the "livability" scale.

Elevation

898 feet above sea level
 

Media In the Metropolitan Area

Daily Newspapers
Weekly/Monthly Newspapers
Magazines/Tabs
Radio Stations - AM
Radio Stations - FM
Television Stations

1
7
    13
7
16
5
 

Population

 

2010 Census

    2012 Estimate

Cass County
Clay County
Barnesville, MN
Casselton, ND
Dilworth, MN
Fargo, ND
Hawley, MN
Mapleton
Moorhead, MN
West Fargo, ND

149,778
58,999
2,563
2,329
4,024
105,549
2,067
762
38,065
25,830

156,157
60,155
2,560
2,432
4,091
109,779
2,070
806
39,039
27,478

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
 

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.

 

2010

Female
Male
Median Age
Median Household Income

49.9
50.1
31.5
  $48,284

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census
 

Racial Diversity

 

    2010

White
African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Other
Two or More Races

92.6
1.8
1.4
1.8
.7
1.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census
 

Climate

Summer
Most days are in the 70s or 80s with usually no more than twoor three weeks of high humidity. Nights are frequently cool and usually in the 50s. June is typically the stormiest month, while July and August bring mostly sunny days. We are north of "Tornado Alley," but tornadoes do occur on ocasion. Most rainfall comes from thunderstorms and the majority of thunderstorms happen in the eveneing or during the night.

Autumn
The weather turns much cooler in September with many days in the 60s and 50s. Frost is possible in September, but common by early October when fall colors peak. Even then, a south wind may still bring a few days of summerlike temperatures. Snow may fall before Halloween, but it usually melts right away. November is when winter usually gets going with the first snowstorms of winter and more frequent freezing weather.

Winter
Winter is cold; no getting around that. The temperature falls below zero an average of 48 nights of a winter. Daytime highs are below zero an average of 10 days a winter. Windy days can create very low wind chill conditions. Average seasonal snowfall is 50.1 inches. Rural areas experience blizzards an average of three or four times each winter. But conditions are perfect for sledding and cross-country skiing. And we are winter-ready. Schools are closed only a day or two most winters and Hector International Airport is almost never closed for weather.

Spring
There are really two spring seasons. March and early April is when the snow melts and the ground thaws. This process is occasionally hampered by spring snowstorms. Late April and May is when the grass turn green and flowers start to bloom. Wild temperature swings from below freezing to warmer than 80 degrees happens on occasion. April and May are the windiest months of the year.

Source: Meteorologist, John Wheeler, WDAY-TV
 

Miles To Fargo Moorhead Area

Mileage Chart

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