Fargo is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Cass County. In 2010, its population was 105,549, and it had an estimated metropolitan population of 208,777.
Founded in 1871, Fargo is the crossroads and economic center of southeastern North Dakota and a portion of northwestern Minnesota. Fargo is a cultural, retail, manufacturing, health care, and educational hub for the region. Fargo is home to North Dakota State University.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,510, and the median income for a family was $50,486. Males had a median income of $31,968 versus $22,264 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,101. About 6.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
The economy of the Fargo area has historically been dependent on agriculture. That dominance has decreased substantially in recent decades. Now, the city of Fargo has a growing economy based on food processing, manufacturing, technology, retail trade, higher education, and healthcare. The largest non-governmental employers in the city include Sanford Health, Innovis Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, US Bank, Microsoft, Case New Holland and Swanson Health Products. North Dakota State University is the largest public sector employer in the city. In a study published by Forbes, Fargo was ranked the 7th best small city in the nation to start a business.
Due to its location in the Great Plains and its distance from both mountains and oceans, the city has a humid continental climate, and a USDA Plant Hardiness of Zone rating of 4. The city features long, cold, windy, and snowy winters, with lows falling below 0 °F 48 nights per year, and sometimes falling to -20 °F. Snowfall, and rarely rain, occurs with most weather systems that pass by, and averages 46 inches per season. Spring and autumn are short and highly variable seasons. Summers are very warm, often quite humid with frequent thunderstorms, and highs reach 90 °F on an average of 13.6 days each year. The annual precipitation stands at 21.2 inches, concentrated in the warmer months.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Calypso Hair - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2119 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 364-5404
Fargo's Weaves Of The World - Category: Black Hair Salons - All Nations Hair and Beauty Supply. Wigs, Wigs Weaves and Extensions Ethnic Hair Care Products. 306 University Dr North
Fargo, ND (701) 566-7310
Shatonna's Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - Specializing in Black and Ethnic natural hair care. We also provide extensions, weaves and braids. 306 University Dr North
Fargo, ND (612) 227-5114 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
African Market - Category: Charity - Products include bottled red palm oil, powdered yams, and fresh yams from Ghana. - 1230 23rd St., Fargo, ND 58103 (701) 298-7909
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