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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.

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Fargo location: in southeast North Dakota, near the Minnesota border.

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The geography for Fargo is 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Fargo is 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.
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.

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Fargo history:

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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