Fargo has been named the number one city in the United States to begin a career, according to the occupational resource website Zippia. More than 200 cities were analyzed and ranked based on median income, average rent price and typical unemployment rates to determine the rankings.

Low rental rates and a high employment percentage helped Fargo secure the distinction of top city in the comprehensive rankings. The average income in relation to cost-of-living also bolstered Fargo’s position.

Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney stated, “I am extremely proud of the strong economy and availability of affordable housing our community offers to young, talented workers. I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Fargo-Moorhead metro’s business community for creating and fostering a healthy economic environment. By working to continually improve our community, we all have a role in helping to retain our incredible workforce while also attracting new residents. Fargo will continue to be the regional leader, but this top ranking speaks volumes to the excellence of the unified efforts exhibited every day by Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and Dilworth metro community.”

The Zippia rankings are available at FargoND.Gov/FarMore.