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 2018, Fargo Moorhead’s population was 241,356. In the recent Metropolitan Profile commissioned by the Metropolitan Council of Governments, the FM metro is projected to hit 259,260 in 2020 and 300,460 in 2030.

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. If you prefer locally-sourced and organic fare, the Prairie Roots Co-op, a member-owned, member-controlled grocery store provides access to natural, organic and locally produced food. FM also has three major grocery store chains spread throughout the metro as well as wholesale grocery available at Costco in West Fargo. (Oh, and don’t even get us started on the farmer’s market options, we’re a bit obsessed.)

Local and national shopping chains make finding what you need a quick 20-minute drive away from just about anywhere in FM. The downtown 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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