Fargo, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 322 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.3%
 
Males: 164  (51.1%)
Females: 158  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 31631.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,824 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Fargo:

$32,824
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,083 (it was $12,380 in 2000)

Fargo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,365 (it was $31,100 in 2000)
Fargo:

$60,365
GA:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $59,062; Detached houses: $72,339; Mobile homes: $19,211

Median gross rent in 2013: $466.

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  • Races in Fargo, GA (2010)

    Fargo races chart
    • 24375.7%White alone
    • 6219.3%Black alone
    • 92.8%American Indian alone
    • 51.6%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Two or more races

Races in Fargo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Fargo: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (41.0%), Irish (7.1%), English (6.0%), German (5.2%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 118 feet

Land area: 1.73 square miles.

Population density: 187 people per square mile   (very low).

Fargo,GA real estate house value index trend

Fargo, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Fargo:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fargo city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $369 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $668 (1.1%)

Fargo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jacksonville, FL (59.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (767.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Echols, GA (4.0 miles ), North Columbia, FL (4.2 miles ), Jasper, FL (5.1 miles ), Manor, GA (5.1 miles ), Homerville, GA (5.2 miles ), White Springs, FL (5.2 miles ), Argyle, GA (5.2 miles) , Statenville, GA (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 30.69 N, Longitude: 82.57 W

Area code: 912

Fargo household income distribution Fargo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +86 (+29.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Fargo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fargo, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fargo-area historical tornado activity is below Georgia state average. It is 16% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/25/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.9 miles away from the Fargo city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/18/1968, a category F3 tornado 37.0 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fargo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 393.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 220.4 miles away from Fargo center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from Fargo center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clinch County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fargo topographic map

Airports located in Fargo:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fargo:

  • Florida Gateway College (about 36 miles; Lake City, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,179)
  • Valdosta State University (about 45 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 49 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • South Georgia State College (about 59 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (about 60 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 21,810)
  • Jacksonville University (about 62 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 3,335)
  • University of North Florida (about 70 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 13,870)

Public elementary/middle school in Fargo:

See full list of schools located in Fargo

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Other Fargo Parks: Stephen C. Foster State Park and Suwannee River State Park Also, Fargo is only natural gateway into Okefenokee Swamp and is only Georgia city through which the historical Suwannee River flows.

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Notable locations in Fargo: Fargo Recreation Golf Course (A), Clinch County Fire Department Station 3 - Fargo Volunteer Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fargo: Fargo Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Fargo: Stephen Foster Memorial Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Oke Trailmasters (Tours & Charters; Highway 441 N).

Clinch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

1.93
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.1%
(35.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.2%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Fargo compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Georgia average:

12.6

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fargo city (based on Clinch County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,18316
Mainline Protestant3083
Black Protestant2532
None4,054-
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: 1
Clinch County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Clinch County:

10.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Clinch County:

30.3%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

14.6%
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
Other Government Administration 1$2,192$26,3040$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$771
Parks and Recreation 1$1,603$19,2360$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$600
Totals for Government 2$3,795$22,7702$1,371

7.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($20,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.14%
Georgia average:

9.45%

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 Lowndes County, GA  1.98% ($19,195 average AGI)
from Ware County, GA  0.53% ($18,182)


7.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($20,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Georgia average:

9.32%

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 Ware County, GA  1.39% ($25,345 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, GA  1.15% ($17,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fargo:

  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCGA (1100 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WOODBINE, GA; Owner: COX BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WBWL (600 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIOJ (1010 AM; 10 kW; JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fargo:

  • WQPW (95.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WWSN (103.3 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: QANTUM OF BRUNSWICK LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWRR (100.7 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WSOL-FM (101.5 FM; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXVS (90.1 FM; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WVHT (105.7 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHLJ (97.5 FM; STATENVILLE, GA; Owner: LATAURUS PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Fargo:

  • WFXU (Channel 57; LIVE OAK, FL; Owner: WFXU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXC-TV (Channel 21; BRUNSWICK, GA; Owner: PAXSON JAX LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXGA-TV (Channel 8; WAYCROSS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Fargo fatal accident list:

Jun 17, 1995 03:30 AM, Sr89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 20, 1994 07:35 PM, Sr89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fargo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rt 1 Hwy 94 (Lat: 30.675500 Lon: -82.677639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Overall height: 145 m, Call Sign: WPFR674
    Assigned Frequencies: 859.287 MHz, 859.412 MHz, 859.912 MHz, 860.287 MHz, 860.837 MHz, 860.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019, Certifier: Robert G Dawson
    Registrant: Southernlinc Wireless, 4601 Southlake Parkway - Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244, Phone: (205) 257-1300, Fax: (205) 874-3953, Email:
  • Rt 1 Hwy 94 (Lat: 30.675500 Lon: -82.677639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Overall height: 145 m, Call Sign: WQJM731
    Assigned Frequencies: 857.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 06/08/2019, Certifier: Robin J Cohen
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 41 First Ave (Lat: 30.686611 Lon: -82.560806), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 34.5 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: KIF494
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.330 MHz, 159.360 MHz, 159.390 MHz, 158.925 MHz, 154.280 MHz, 159.277 MHz, 151.145 MHz, 159.255 MHz, 151.100 MHz, 151.115 MHz, 159.270 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 07/22/2023
    Registrant: Gta Gfc Clinch Fargo Subunit, Macon, GA 31202-0819, Phone: (478) 751-3500, Email:
  • 200 E Us Hwy 441 (Lat: 30.686056 Lon: -82.557917), Call Sign: WNGA668
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.680 MHz, 154.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2011, Expiration Date: 03/14/2021
    Registrant: Georgia State Of, 47 Trinity Ave 1st Fl, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone: (404) 656-2042, Fax: (404) 657-0320, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • GE FARGO, 2071 Hwy 441 (Lat: 30.670000 Lon: -82.556222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.3 m, Call Sign: WQPZ536
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/27/2012, Expiration Date: 09/27/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • ALEXIS, 6.15 Mi E Of Statenville, 1.25 Mi N Of Sr 94 (Lat: 30.719722 Lon: -82.920583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 92.4 m, Overall height: 97.8 m, Call Sign: WQQG449
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 12/04/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KU4UB
    Grant Date: 08/10/1998, Expiration Date: 08/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 08/11/2010
    Registrant: Samuel A Griffis, Rt 1 Box 139, Fargo, GA 31631
  • Call Sign: WA4LSN, Licensee ID: L00920118
    Grant Date: 09/21/2004, Expiration Date: 12/20/2014, Certifier: William M Oettmeier Jr
    Registrant: William M Oettmeier Jr, Fargo, GA 31631

Most common first names in Fargo, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William869.1 years
Robert769.3 years
James470.9 years
George469.2 years
Mary484.2 years
John369.3 years
Henry361.7 years
Emma384.0 years
Minnie379.6 years
Oscar353.0 years
Most common last names in Fargo, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Cribbs867.8 years
Padgett870.9 years
Griffis777.7 years
Chauncey560.0 years
Steedley469.3 years
Pittman464.5 years
Petty480.8 years
Graddy468.5 years
Willis471.3 years
Williams463.0 years

Fargo on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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