How Fargo Moorhead Compares

Aside from high-speed internet, lots to do and plenty of food and shopping, you might want to know a little more about our ever-growing community. 

In 2021, Fargo Moorhead’s population was 252,693. In data from EMSI Burning Glass, the regional population is expected to increase by 7.6% between 2021 – 2026 to reach 271,839. 

We’re of the mindset that you’re only as old as you feel, but if we’re talking numbers, our population also tends to be on the younger side. Our median age is 32.5. That means we are a metro full of ideas, coffee shops and college hangouts. That all blends with our rich and diverse arts and culture. We’re a lot more, you might say, “unexpected” than you might first think.

Fargo Moorhead offers all the amenities (and opportunities) of a big city with small town culture to boot. It’s the kind of culture where you can walk downtown for lunch and run into three people you know. And while we can’t quantify this type of community, we’re pretty sure you’ll love it here. 

If your interest is cuisine, Fargo Moorhead boasts chain as well as local options. FM also has three major grocery store chains spread throughout the metro as well as wholesale grocery available at Costco in West Fargo. And we have plenty of farmer’s markets from Spring through Fall. 

Local and national shopping chains in the FM area make finding what you need easy The downtown Fargo shopping scene is perfect for finding a one-of-a-kind gift, and the West Acres Mall has something that will appeal to each member of the family.

So how does Fargo Moorhead stack up against other cities? Pretty well, if you ask us, and folks who’ve moved here recently will tend to agree.

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