Demographics

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.

Population 2016 2020 Projection 2025 Projection
Cass County Total 175,249 189,900 206,620
Clay County Total 62,875 69,360 74,410
FM MSA Total 238,124 259,260 281,030

Source: Metropolitan Profile 2017, Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments

Households 2015 2020 Projection 2025 Projection
Cass County Total  70,460  78,320  83,470
Clay County Total  24,290  26,810  28,630
FM MSA Total  94,750  104,970  112,450

Source: Metropolitan Profile 2017, Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments

Households by Income FM MSA North Dakota Minnesota USA
Less than $10,000 5,734 (6.3%) 18,826 (6.3%) 115,278 (5.4%) 8,421,482 (7.2%)
$10,000 – $14,999

4,519 (4.9%)

14,350 (4.8%) 91,552 (4.3%)  6,161,477 (5.3%)
$15,000 – $24,999 8,835 (9.7%) 27,863 (9.3%) 191,939 (9.0%) 12,367,168 (10.6%)
$25,000 – $34,999 10,476 (11.5%) 29,773 (9.9%) 188,725 (8.9%) 11,803,974 (10.1%)
$35,000 – $49,999 12,938 (14.1%)

41,545 (13.9%)

275,356 (13.0%) 15,672,431 (13.4%)
$50,000 – $74,999 17,225 (18.8%)  55,490 (18.5%) 402,835 (19.0%) 20,827,239 (17.8%)
$75,000 – $99,999 12,182 (13.3%) 41,610 (13.9%) 299,651 (14.1%)  14,166,538 (12.1%)
$100,000 – $149,999 11,614 (12.7%) 42,841 (14.3%) 326,724 (15.4%)  15,356,540 (13.1%)
$150,000 -$199,999 4,053 (4.4%) 13,659 (4.6%) 121,202 (5.7%) 6,010,418 (5.1%)
$200,000 + 3,874 (4.2%) 13,681 (4.6%) 111,483 (5.2%) 6,139,038 (5.3%)

Source: JobsEQ, American Community Survey 2011-2015 5 Year Estimate