Fargo, Arkansas

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Population in 2014: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.0%
 
Males: 30  (33.3%)
Females: 62  (66.7%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Arkansas median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 72021

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,317 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Fargo:

$40,317
AR:

$44,334

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $26,554 (it was $8,634 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,201 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Fargo:

$50,201
AR:

$123,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $54,305; Detached houses: $55,890; Mobile homes: $52,327

Median gross rent in 2016: $653.

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    • 5556.1%Black alone
    • 4343.9%White alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fargo: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 0.65 square miles.

Population density: 141 people per square mile   (very low).

Fargo, Arkansas map

For population 25 years and over in Fargo:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fargo town:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 8.8%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

3 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe).

This town:

2.5%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $477 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $446 (1.7%)

Fargo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (62.4 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (69.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (354.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Brinkley, AR (2.1 miles ), Wheatley, AR (2.2 miles ), Cotton Plant, AR (2.3 miles ), Hunter, AR (2.7 miles) , Moro, AR (3.9 miles ), Palestine, AR (3.9 miles ), Fredonia (Biscoe), AR (4.0 miles ), Des Arc, AR (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 34.96 N, Longitude: 91.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Fargo household income distribution Fargo home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Arkansas:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-14.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (34%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (33%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Average climate in Fargo, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fargo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 134% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Fargo town center killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1973, a category F4 tornado 24.4 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 289 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fargo-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from Fargo center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from Fargo center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 107.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fargo:

  • CLA-CLIF NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • ST. JOSEPH'S NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)
  • MONROE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; BRINKLEY, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fargo:

  • Harding University (about 38 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 42 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Coahoma Community College (about 60 miles; Clarksdale, MS; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 65 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 66 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 68 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 68 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)

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Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.9%
(33.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.2% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.1%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.2
Arkansas average:

11.6

Fargo travel time to work - commute Fargo mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fargo town (based on Monroe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,03322
Black Protestant8387
Mainline Protestant7328
Catholic651
None2,481-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Monroe County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Monroe County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Monroe County:

10.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

31.5%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.2%
Arkansas:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.3
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fargo:

16.9%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.1%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

53.0%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.6%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fargo, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

7.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.20%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pulaski County, AR  0.75% ($22,750 average AGI)
from St. Francis County, AR  0.67% ($18,833)
from Arkansas County, AR  0.49% ($21,385)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Arkansas County, AR  0.94% ($41,680 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.75% ($29,300)
to Lee County, AR  0.41% ($28,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fargo:

  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KBRI (1570 AM; 0 kW; BRINKLEY, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fargo:

  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KARH (88.1 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBFC (93.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTRQ (102.3 FM; COLT, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVRN (90.7 FM; MARVELL, AR; Owner: EAST ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • K204CK (91.5 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAKJ (105.3 FM; MARIANNA, AR; Owner: L.T. SIMES II & RAYMOND SIMES)
  • K234AB (94.7 FM; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)

Fargo fatal accident list:

Jul 28, 1994 10:30 PM, 49-8, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)

Fargo compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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