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Cass County, North Dakota


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Statistics & Facts

The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck.
The population of Fargo is approximately 79,715 (1998), 105549 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 31,711 (1990), 46791 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fargo is 77.215 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fargo to Washington DC is 1182 miles.
The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 193 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fargo is positioned 46.87 degrees north of the equator and 96.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fargo elevation is 898 feet above sea level.
Fargo median income is $ 36,133.
Fargo average annual snowfall is 36 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 18/0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 67/43 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80/55 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 70/45 degrees F.


in southeast North Dakota, near the Minnesota border.
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on a plain which was once the bottom of Lake Agassiz, a glacial lake. The water surface of Lake Agassiz, at times, rose 200 feet above the present level of Fargo-Moorhead. The soil is fertile and tillable. Because of the clay-rich sediments that were left in the area after thousands of years, The soil is rich and black, officially known as mollisols.
The area is mostly level and, in fact, is one of the flattest areas in the entire country. It lies in the Red River Valley which is known for its agricultural productivity. The Red River is one of the few rivers in the mainland USA whose waters ultimately lead northward into the Arctic.
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Pleasant, warm summers and dry winters; four full seasons. Sunny 55% of the time. The first week of October is usually a wonderful time to see the fall colors in their peak.
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History & History Related Items

Settled mainly by Scandinavian and European immigrants, the city of Fargo was named for William G. Fargo, a partner in the Wells-Fargo Express Company.

Here is a history page for Fargo with images and history about 1910 - excellent pictures and information.
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Information about Fargo on FargoWeb
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Fargo City Government

City of Fargo - Official city website

Fargo City Form of government: Four commissioners and the mayor make up the Fargo City Commission. Commissioners are elected at-large for four-year terms.

The Fargo Police Department and Fargo Fire Department

City of Fargo Commission Offices
200 Third Street North
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Phone: 701-241-1310

Fargo is the county seat for Cass County

Fargo Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead
202 First Avenue North, Moorhead
P. O. Box 2443, Fargo, ND 58108-2443
Phone: 218-233-1100, Fax: 218-233-1200
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Fargo Community Events

Community Events in Fargo.

Fargo Organizations

Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead
202 First Avenue North, Moorhead
P. O. Box 2443, Fargo, ND 58108-2443
Phone: 218-233-1100, Fax: 218-233-1200
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Fargo Libraries

Fargo Public Library
102 North Third Street
Fargo, ND 58102

Fargo Schools

Fargo Public Schools
"Where the Future Unfolds"

Shanley High School
"Home of the Deacons"


Aakers Business College
A North Dakota College- Aakers Business College offers a variety of associate degrees. Learn more about the programs that Aakers Business College offers such as forensic accounting, business degrees, medical coding, travel, computer training and so many more. We specialize in career-focused training designed to provide you with maximum job placement potential in the shortest amount of time.

North Dakota State University
This University offers 80 programs as well as graduate and doctoral programs. Fargo


The population of Fargo was:
1990 - 74,111
1997 - 79,715

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