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Fargo, Oklahoma
Location of Fargo, Oklahoma
Location of Fargo, Oklahoma
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Ellis
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,110 ft (643 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 364
 • Estimate 
(2019)
344
 • Density 588.03/sq mi (226.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
73840
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-25450
GNIS feature ID 1092762

Fargo is a town in Ellis County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 364 at the 2010 census. Fargo, like many towns in the region, has never fully recovered from the Dust Bowl years.

Geography

Fargo is located at 36°22′24″N 99°37′22″W / 36.37333°N 99.62278°W / 36.37333; -99.62278 (36.373449, -99.622749).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 341
1920 258 −24.3%
1930 325 26.0%
1940 291 −10.5%
1950 318 9.3%
1960 291 −8.5%
1970 262 −10.0%
1980 409 56.1%
1990 299 −26.9%
2000 326 9.0%
2010 364 11.7%
2019 (est.) 344 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 326 people, 124 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The population density was 556.5 people per square mile (213.3/km2). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 249.2 per square mile (95.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.80% White, 3.07% Native American, and 6.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.84% of the population.

There were 124 households, out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 31.3% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,750, and the median income for a family was $32,625. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $16,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,748. About 9.3% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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