Fargo-Moorhead is a common name given to the metropolitan area comprising (a) Fargo, North Dakota, (b) Moorhead, Minnesota, and (c) the surrounding communities. These two cities lie on the North Dakota -Minnesota border, on opposite banks of the Red River of the North. The larger Fargo-Moorhead area also encompasses the communities of West Fargo, North Dakota, Dilworth, Minnesota and numerous other towns and developments from which commuters travel daily for work, education and regular activities.
The Census Bureau defines the Fargo Metropolitan Area as comprising all of Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota. The metropolitan area has an area of 7,278 km² (2,810 mi²), and its population, according to the 2000 census, was 174,367. A July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 195,685. The city's largest suburb of West Fargo has nearly doubled in the last six years and this trend is expected to continue.
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