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Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in downtown Fargo.

North Dakota’s largest city, Fargo, is located on the Red River on the eastern border of the state. The city of just under 110,000 serves as a shopping and entertainment hub for the region.

The adjacent community of West Fargo, with a population of nearly 30,000, is one of the fastest-growing communities in North Dakota. Just across the river from Fargo lies Moorhead, Minnesota, with a population of 40,000.

This region of North Dakota offers numerous career opportunities, excellent schools, and a combination of wide-open spaces and city amenities. See the websites below for more information on Fargo and West Fargo, or jump to these sections for information on jobs, housing, demographics, daycare, schools, training, and things to do in the area.
City of Fargo - Information about the government and city services

City of West Fargo - Government and city service information

Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation - Building stronger economy, better community and happier citizenry.
Fargo Forum - The latest news and information
Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce - Information on the business community
Fargo-Moorhead Young Professionals Network – resources and events to connect with young professionals and the local business community

Livability - learn what makes Fargo, ND a best place to live, including information about real estate, schools, employers, things to do and more


The Fargo area has the largest number of jobs open in the state, in a wide variety of career fields. These resources can help you find career opportunities in your field in the Fargo–West Fargo area:  
Job Service ND - The official employment service for the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND – Fargo - Contact information for the Fargo office

CareersFM - Fargo/Moorhead Economic Development Corporation job and housing website

Job Service ND – Job Fairs - Upcoming job fairs all across the state

Discover featured jobs from this community on our page.

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See the Housing section for resources for finding housing that meets your needs in the Fargo-West Fargo area.

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Demographic data for Fargo and West Fargo is from Additional data is also available at the North Dakota Census Office.

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Child Care Aware® of North Dakota can help you find licensed daycare providers in communities all across the state. Use the online form at their website to provide information and they’ll help you find the right daycare that meets your family’s needs.

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota
Or you can call 800-997-8515 for more information.

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Fargo School District has twelve elementary schools serving kindergarten through fifth grade, three middle schools serving sixth through eighth grades, and four high schools serving grades nine through twelve. The West Fargo public school system has two early childhood schools, ten elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and one alternative high school. Eleven private schools in the area serve a variety of grade ranges from kindergarten through high school.

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Fargo is home to North Dakota State University, the largest university in the state, offering training, certifications and degrees in a wide variety of fields. NDSU is also home to the Fargo Skills and Technology Center, which provides customized training in a variety of fields.
Lynnes Welding Training offers instruction in all types of welding on its Fargo campus. Another option is Rasmussen College, offering degrees and certifications in its schools of study in these areas: business, design, education, health sciences, justice studies, nursing and technology.

See our Training section for more information, resources and links to training opportunities all across the state.

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Things To Do

Fargo serves as a regional shopping hub, while the wide-open spaces in southeastern North Dakota offer year-round outdoor recreation ranging from hunting and fishing to golf, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking and more.
Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau - things to do and see in the Fargo area
Downtown Fargo - shopping and dining in Fargo's historic downtown

Fargo Park District and West Fargo Parks District - parks and recreational facilities and programs

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