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Welcome to Fargo ...

The city of Fargo is located in Cass County<1> and is the County Seat for Cass County.

The location of Fargo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Fargo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fargoan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fargo has a population of 124,662 people<4> (see below for details).

Fargo was established in 1871.

The community of Fargo is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Fargo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Fargo: (701)

Websites for Fargo ...

Official Website:   www.ci.fargo.nd.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fmchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.fmjrleague.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fargo had an population of 124,662 people. This is an increase of 18.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fargo had a population of 105,549 people (which is 70.47% of the total population of Cass County). This makes Fargo the county's most populous community.

The population of Fargo represents 15.69% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 105,549 people, the population of Fargo increased 16.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 90,599 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fargo.

Communities Also Named Fargo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Fargo - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fargo.

Communities near Fargo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fargo.

  • Horace [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horace
    • Horace [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,944 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horace<7>
  • Casselton [Cass County]
  • Glyndon [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glyndon
    • Glyndon [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,373 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glyndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glyndon<7>
  • Mapleton [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
    • Mapleton [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harwood [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwood
      • Harwood [Cass County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harwood<7>
    • Kindred [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kindred have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kindred
      • Kindred [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kindred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kindred<7>
    • Sabin [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabin
      • Sabin [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabin
    • Argusville [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argusville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argusville
      • Argusville [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argusville
    • Oxbow [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
    • Davenport [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davenport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Cass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davenport<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fargo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fargo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fargo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fargo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fargo. Our list includes 59 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fargo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fargo ...

Looking for more information about Fargo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fargo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fargo.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fargo: www.ci.fargo.nd.us/

The official website for Cass County: www.co.cass.nd.us/

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Cass, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Fargo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Fargo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fargo.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fargo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fargo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fargo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fargo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fargo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8766, Longitude: -96.8176       In this case, the coordinates for Fargo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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