The Fargo Moorhead population remains largely Scandinavian and German, an homage to the people who settled the area in the 1870s. Today however, the number of new Americans from India, China, Bosnia, and numerous European and African nations is steadily expanding, drawn by quality employment, education opportunities, and new technology businesses, which makes it possible for a variety of cultures and ethnicities to find their niches in Fargo Moorhead.

Fargo Moorhead’s populations is relatively young, well-educated, and at the peak of their working careers, making our area a prime location for talent in a variety of industries.

NOTE: All demographic information represents the Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses all the communities within Cass County, ND, and Clay County, MN.


Population 2010 Census 2014 Estimate 2019 Forecast
Total Population 208,777 220,134 236,255
Median Age 31.7 32.6 34.6
US Total Population 308,745,538 317,190,947 329,562,705
US Total Median Age 37.1 37.8 38.8
Households 2010 Census 2014 Estimate 2019 Forecast
Number 86,178 93,217 103,877
Median Household Income $49,778 $52,583 $56,915
Average Household Income $63,373 $69,393 $75,419
Households by Income 2010 Census 2014 Estimate 2019 Forecast
$0 – $14,999 11,735 (13.6%) 11,015 (11.8%) 10,773 (10.4%)
$15,000 – $24,999 9,472 (11.0%) 10,022(10.7%) 10,052 (9.7%)
$25,000 – $34,999 9,968 (11.5%) 10,509 (11.3%) 10,870 (10.5%)
$35,000 – $49,999 12,071 (14.0%) 13,295 (14.3%) 14,503 (14.0%)
$50,000 – $74,999 16,817 (19.5%) 17,029 (18.3%) 17,968 (17.3%)
$75,000 – $99,999 11,373 (13.2%) 12,395 (13.3%) 15,044 (14.5%)
$100,000 – $149,999 9,890 (11.5%) 11,869 (12.7%) 14,265 (13.7%)
$150,000 + 4,852 (5.6%) 7,083 (7.6%) 10,402 (10.0%)