Community Profile

Best. Finest. Tops.

We know some things about working hard and blowing off steam, and a few more about loyalty, safety and quality. Maybe that’s why Fargo Moorhead keeps turning up on best-of lists for everything from livability to low stress to high satisfaction.

Fargo Moorhead combines urban excitement with small-town friendly, reliability and safety. The metro encompasses Fargo and West Fargo on the North Dakota side of the Red River of the North, and Moorhead and Dilworth on the Minnesota side. Together we’re about 240,000 strong, and we’re all here living, working and enjoying the good life.

And when it comes to families, Fargo Moorhead is definitely tops. Many tangibles make this a wonderful place to raise your family – low overall and violent crime rates, clean air and water, great schools and medical facilities, short drive times and plentiful, affordable housing. Other reasons are not so measurable but just as important – friendly people, tight-knit neighborhoods, a strong sense of community, solid values and a genuine concern for others.

So check out all the amenities, community characteristics and services that make Fargo Moorhead one of the top metro areas in the nation. We think you’ll like it here.

If you’d like to see our largest employers, check out this list from the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber.


Fargo Moorhead’s population 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.

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The region benefits from a relatively low cost of living and business-friendly climate.

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Excellent, affordable healthcare including a top-notch VA hospital – just one more reason to love this community.

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