About the Area

Solutions covers a geographic area roughly aligning with Interstate-94, beginning with Fargo-Moorhead and ending at St. Cloud, MN. The Internship is out of Solutions’ Moorhead and Detroit Lakes offices, which are roughly 200 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul (“Twin Cities”) area.

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, with a census of about 120,000. Its sister city, Moorhead, which is separated from Fargo by the Red River of the North, is the county seat of Clay County and has a population of about 40,000. The metropolitan area of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth, MN has a current population of 240,000. The Fargo-Moorhead area is a regional center of education, commerce and healthcare, and is considered a vibrant and growing area. The median age in Moorhead 29 (Fargo is 30.5). Moorhead’s median household income is $55,343. The percent of individuals in poverty is 14.9%.  Click on this link for more information about the Fargo-Moorhead area:  https://www.fargomoorhead.org/

While the Fargo-Moorhead population continues to be largely Scandinavian and German, there are an increasing number of new Americans from India, China, Bosnia, and the eastern European and African nations. Fargo has been a designated refugee relocation site. Minnesota demographic data, which includes the larger Twin Cities, suggests the following racial/ethnic information: Caucasian (86%), African American (6.2%); American Indian (1.3%); Asian (4.9%); Pacific Islander (0.1%), two or more races (2.4%); Hispanic or Latino (5.2%).

Solutions’ Detroit Lakes office is located in Becker County, about 40 miles east of Moorhead, outside the Red River Valley and into “lakes country.” Detroit Lakes has a population of about 9000. It has a much higher unofficial population during summer months due to seasonal residents and tourists (13,000). The median income there is about $37,103. Its median age is 39.7 years. 19% of its individuals are considered in poverty. The largest racial/ethnic groups are white (88.8%) followed by American Indian (4.2%), 2% bi-racial, and Hispanic or Latino (1%).  Click on this link for more information about the Detroit Lakes area:  https://www.visitdetroitlakes.com/