Fargo, which is the county seat of Cass County is the largest city in North Dakota. According to the 2013 United States Census estimates, its population was 113,658. Fargo, along with its twin city of Moorhead, Minnesota, West Fargo, North Dakota and Dilworth, Minnesota, form the core of the Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in 2013 contained a population of 223,490. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Fargo as the fourth fastest-growing small city in the United States.
Since the late 1990s, the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Statistical Area has consistently had one of the lowest unemployment rates among MSAs in the United States. This, coupled with Fargo’s low crime rate and the decent supply of affordable housing in the community, has prompted Money magazine to rank the city near the top of its annual list of America’s most livable cities.
As of the census of 2010, there were 105,549 people, 46,791 households, and 23,075 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,162.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 49,956 housing units at an average density of 1,023.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.2% White, 2.7% African American, 3.0% Asian, 1.4% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.