Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo is a city in and the county seat of Cass County, North Dakota, United States. Being the most populous city in the state, it accounts for 16% of the state population.[4] According to the 2020 United States Census estimates, its population was 125,209, making it the 222nd-most populous city in the United States.[5] Fargo, along with its twin city of Moorhead, Minnesota, and the adjacent cities of West Fargo, North Dakota; and Dilworth, Minnesota; form the core of the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The MSA had a population of 248,591 in 2020.

Fargo, North Dakota
Downtown as seen from Main Avenue, facing east
Motto(s): 
Gateway to the West
Location within Cass County
Fargo
Location within North Dakota
Fargo
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 46°52′38″N 96°47′22″W
Country United States
State North Dakota
CountyCass
Founded1871
Government
  MayorTim Mahoney (D)
Area
  City49.74 sq mi (128.83 km2)
  Land49.74 sq mi (128.83 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
904 ft (274 m)
Population
 (2010)
  City105,549
  Estimate 
(2020)[2]
125,209
  RankUS: 222nd
ND: 1st
  Density2,506.12/sq mi (967.61/km2)
  Urban
176,676 (US: 194th)
  Metro
248,591 (US: 193rd)
  Demonym
Fargoan
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
58102-58109, 58121-58122, 58124-58126
Area code701
FIPS code38-25700
GNIS feature ID1028945[3]
HighwaysI-29, I-94, I-94 Bus., US 10, US 52, US 81, US 81 Bus., ND 294
WebsiteFargoND.Gov
North Dakota State University

Fargo was founded in 1871 on the Red River of the North floodplain.[6] It is a cultural, retail, health care, educational, and industrial center for southeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. North Dakota State University is located in the city.