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Population in 2012: 363 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.3%
 

Males: 206  (57.0%)
Females: 157  (43.0%)

Median resident age:  36.3 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 73840.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,335 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
Fargo:

$41,335
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,905

Fargo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,588 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Fargo:

$48,588
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $176,365; Detached houses: $256,021; Mobile homes: $48,917

Median gross rent in 2012: $858.

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  • White alone - 313 (86.0%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (10.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fargo: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (27.6%), German (26.7%), English (7.6%), United States (6.0%), French (3.5%), Norwegian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2101 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 620 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fargo:

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fargo town:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 71.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

12 residents are foreign born

This town:  4.3%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edmond, OK (130.5 miles , pop. 68,315).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (132.2 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (295.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Northeast Ellis, OK (2.3 miles) , Gage, OK (2.9 miles ), Woodward, OK (3.6 miles ), Fort Supply, OK (3.7 miles ), Northwest Ellis, OK (3.9 miles) , Shattuck, OK (4.0 miles ), Sharon, OK (4.1 miles) , May, OK (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 36.37 N, Longitude: 99.62 W

Area code: 580

Fargo household income distribution Fargo home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.3%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +3 (+0.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Extraction workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Customer service representatives (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Fargo-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/21/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Fargo town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1991, a category F3 tornado 16.8 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fargo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.1 miles away from Fargo center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Fargo center
On 10/12/2008 at 12:08:15, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ellis County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fargo:

  • FMCNA - WOODWARD (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; WOODWARD, OK)
  • WOODWARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 14 miles away; WOODWARD, OK)
  • GRACE LIVING CENTER-WOODWARD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WOODWARD, OK)

Political contributions by individuals in Fargo, OK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fargo:

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 78 miles; Weatherford, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,054)
  • Southern Nazarene University (about 127 miles; Bethany, OK; FT enrollment: 2,044)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 131 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 10,514)
  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (about 131 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,498)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 131 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Oklahoma City University (about 132 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 3,069)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 134 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)

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Public elementary/middle school in Fargo:

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Notable location: Fargo Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Braunch Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Ellis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fargo and their reported violations in the past:

FARGO (Population served: 326, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.9%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  70.3%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fargo, OK

Fargo compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fargo travel time to work - commute


Fargo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (34%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.61%
Here80.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents42.4%29.1%6.9%4.5%3.6%
Congregations16.7%20.8%12.5%8.3%4.2%
NameAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%1.6%3.0%
Congregations8.3%12.5%4.2%4.2%8.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Ellis County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Ellis County:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Ellis County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Ellis County:

29.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Fargo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $60,000 ($165.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($126.72)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($110.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($35.81)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($11.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $50,000 ($137.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($13.77)

Fargo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($35.81)
    All Other: $4,000 ($11.02)
    Sewerage: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $61,000 ($168.04)
    General Support: $12,000 ($33.06)
    Highways: $2,000 ($5.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.51)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($5.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($63.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($2.75)
    All Other: $1,000 ($2.75)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $33,000 ($90.91)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($19.28)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.75)

Fargo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $109,000 ($300.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $105,000 ($289.26)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($11.02)

Fargo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($154.27)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Woodward County, OK  1.60% ($39,571 average AGI)


9.25% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,242 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Woodward County, OK  2.76% ($38,838 average AGI)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.89% ($19,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fargo:

  • KSIW (1450 AM; 1 kW; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: FUCHS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fargo:

  • KWFX (93.5 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: CLASSIC COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KWOX (101.1 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: OMNI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMZE (92.1 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: FM 92 BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KWDQ (102.3 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: CLASSIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJOV (90.7 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO. INC.)
  • K210BQ (89.9 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • K204EQ (88.7 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K300AH (107.9 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KAZY (95.9 FM; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: SHAFFER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Fargo:

  • KOMI-LP (Channel 24; WOODWARD, OK; Owner: 101 TELEVISION)
  • K18BV (Channel 18; MAY, ETC., OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K20BR (Channel 20; GAGE, ETC., OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K22BR (Channel 22; MAY, ETC., OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)
  • K16DX (Channel 16; GAGE, OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR INC.)
  • K59EE (Channel 59; WOODWARD, ETC., OK; Owner: SHAFER TRANSLATOR, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Brian Theriault, Fargo Site (Lat: 36.393806 Lon: -99.624500), Type: 101.1, Overall height: 101.1 m
    Registrant: 4058262938, Brian@texastowerservice.Com, 2720 S CLASSEN BLVD
  • Brian Theriault, Fargo Site (Lat: 36.393806 Lon: -99.624500), Type: 101.1, Overall height: 101.1 m
    Registrant: 4058262938, Brian@texastowerservice.Com, 2720 S CLASSEN BLVD
  • Edward G Roach, Fargo Site (Lat: 36.393806 Lon: -99.624500), Type: 101.1, Overall height: 101.1 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Sec 11, T22n, R23w (Ok12047-A) (Lat: 36.393833 Lon: -99.624528), Type: 98.8, Overall height: 97.5 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Sec 11, T22n, R23w (Ok12047-A) (Lat: 36.393833 Lon: -99.624528), Type: 98.8, Overall height: 97.5 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mp:399.8 2 Km Xxx Of Oak St & Sr15 (Lat: 36.368083 Lon: -99.646500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WPHN243, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 896.887 MHz, 896.937 MHz, 896.987 MHz, 897.887 MHz, 897.937 MHz, 897.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N5PTX, Previous Call Sign: KB5KFG, Licensee ID: L00619877
    Grant Date: 01/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/30/2023, Certifier: Jack A Norman
    Registrant: Jack A Norman, Rt 1 Box 23, Fargo, OK 73840
  • Call Sign: KE5TSE, Licensee ID: L01386187
    Grant Date: 04/02/2008, Expiration Date: 04/02/2018, Certifier: Leslie J Feerer
    Registrant: Leslie J Feerer, Rt 1 - Box 55, Fargo, OK 73840


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fargo, OK

Most common first names in Fargo, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John873.4 years
Mary577.6 years
George485.7 years
Gladys392.3 years
Ernest371.3 years
Henry380.7 years
Mabel393.6 years
Robert381.7 years
Ruby378.6 years
Ruth380.0 years
Most common last names in Fargo, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hohweiler676.3 years
Woods574.0 years
Davis571.0 years
Thomas477.0 years
Schneider490.0 years
Bailey472.3 years
Quickel470.0 years
Beisel482.2 years
Schickedanz482.2 years
Lahann473.3 years
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