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19%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexFargoNorth DakotaNational
Income per capita$35,450$33,107$29,829
Median household income$57,520$59,114$55,322
Median income owner occupied$97,949$76,410$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,762$36,149$35,192
Median earnings male$36,228$41,306$36,919
Median earnings female$30,786$26,342$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%1.9%4.7%
Poverty level13.2%11.2%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fargo is 19% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Fargo is 4% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fargo is 38% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fargo is 13% lower than the national average

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      $38,342 $57,520 $115,040
      City
      $39,405 $59,114 $118,228
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Fargo median earnings by income bracket

      Fargo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%10.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.4%12.4%
      Financial & insurance services5.3%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services18.1%18.1%
      Public administration3.1%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%5.1%
      Education, health & social services16.0%16.0%
      Other28.2%28.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Brooktree Park, ND218$168,021203.7%
      Reile's Acres, ND670$165,625199.4%
      Oxbow, ND249$158,750187.0%
      Horace, ND2,847$145,208162.5%
      Briarwood, ND80$136,806147.3%
      Fargo, ND123,550$57,5204.0%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Berkeley, CA123,065$91,25965.0%
      Norman, OK124,086$58,1115.0%
      Victorville, CA122,958$55,1550.3%
      Columbia, MO122,659$53,4473.4%
      Odessa, TX122,630$63,82915.4%
      Fargo, ND123,550$57,5204.0%
      Source: The Fargo, ND employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).