Grand Forks, ND-MN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
104,055
0.334% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
32.7
0.615% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
6.92% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,971
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$225,400
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,883
0.743% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Grand Forks, ND-MN had a population of 104k people with a median age of 32.7 and a median household income of $65,971. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Grand Forks, ND-MN declined from 104,404 to 104,055, a −0.334% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,338 to $65,971, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Forks, ND-MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.36%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.93%).

None of the households in Grand Forks, ND-MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Grand Forks, ND-MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Forks, ND-MN are University of North Dakota (3,449 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Minnesota-Crookston (446 degrees), and Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Grand Forks (34 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Grand Forks, ND-MN was $225,400, and the homeownership rate was 57%.

Most people in Grand Forks, ND-MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Forks, ND-MN was 2 cars per household.

Grand Forks, ND-MN borders .

Population & Diversity

Grand Forks, ND-MN is home to a population of 104k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.82% of Grand Forks, ND-MN residents were born outside of the country (5.02k people).

In 2022, there were 24.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.6k people) in Grand Forks, ND-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Grand Forks, ND-MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Forks, ND-MN was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Forks, ND-MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.6k ± 275
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.5k ± 473
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.44k ± 447
5.38%
Hispanic Population
5.6k people

In 2022, there were 24.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.6k people) in Grand Forks, ND-MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.38% of the people in Grand Forks, ND-MN are hispanic (5.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Grand Forks, ND-MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    56,105 ± 6,935 people
  2. Somalia
    40,313 ± 5,896 people
  3. India
    31,057 ± 4,951 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota and North Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 56,105 Minnesota and North Dakota residents, followed by Somalia with 40,313 and India with 31,057.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.02k people
5.14%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.36k people

As of 2022, 4.82% of Grand Forks, ND-MN residents (5.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Forks, ND-MN was 5.14%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,938 ± 267
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,813 ± 325
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    954 ± 176

Grand Forks, ND-MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Grand Forks, ND-MN employs 54.9k people. The largest industries in Grand Forks, ND-MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,753 people), Educational Services (8,035 people), and Retail Trade (7,010 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($91,103), Utilities ($87,500), and Public Administration ($63,031).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

54.9k
2022 Value
± 1,665
0.743%
1 Year growth
± 4.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Forks, ND-MN grew at a rate of 0.743%, from 54.5k employees to 54.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Forks, ND-MN, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,648 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,299 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,706 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Forks, ND-MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.9k
2022 Value
± 1,665
0.743%
1 Year growth
± 4.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Grand Forks, ND-MN grew at a rate of 0.743%, from 54.5k employees to 54.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Forks, ND-MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,753 people), Educational Services (8,035 people), and Retail Trade (7,010 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Forks, ND-MN, though some of these residents may live in Grand Forks, ND-MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,167
Median earning men ± $2,448
$35,466
Median earning women ± $1,473

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,477), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,426).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($55,953), Information ($47,895), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,391).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 750
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 684
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 522
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota and North Dakota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, John Hoeven, and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota and North Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota and North Dakota is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota and North Dakota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.
John Hoeven
Senator from North Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith, John Hoeven, and Kevin Cramer are the senators currently representing Minnesota and North Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota and North Dakota

Minnesota and North Dakota is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota and North Dakota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Grand Forks, ND-MN awarded 3,929 degrees. The student population of Grand Forks, ND-MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7,940 male students and 8,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Forks, ND-MN are White (3,138 and 84.1%), followed by Two or More Races (157 and 4.21%), Hispanic or Latino (134 and 3.59%), and Black or African American (112 and 3%).

The largest universities in Grand Forks, ND-MN by number of degrees awarded are University of North Dakota (3,449 and 87.8%), University of Minnesota-Crookston (446 and 11.4%), and Josef's School of Hair, Skin & Body-Grand Forks (34 and 0.865%).

The most popular majors in Grand Forks, ND-MN are General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology (226 and 5.75%), Registered Nursing (199 and 5.06%), and Accounting (168 and 4.28%).

The median tuition cost in Grand Forks, ND-MN for a public four year colleges is $10,300 for in-state students and $12,609 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Grand Forks, ND-MN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 16,230 (48.9% men and 51.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 16,230 students enrolled in Grand Forks, ND-MN, 48.9% men and 51.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,202 records, of which 52.7% were women and 47.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 195 degrees awarded
  2. 123 degrees awarded
  3. 117 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grand Forks, ND-MN was General Aeronautics & Aerospace Science & Technology with 195 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Grand Forks, ND-MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,449 degrees awarded
  2. 446 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Dakota with 3,449 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,648 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Forks, ND-MN, which is 0.722 times less than the 2,281 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,138 degrees mean that there were 20 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 157 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,681) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.817% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.945% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Bachelors Degree (1.16M), and Some college (1.11M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Forks, ND-MN was $225,400 in 2022, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $203,900 to $225,400, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Forks, ND-MN is 57%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Grand Forks, ND-MN have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Grand Forks, ND-MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Grand Forks, ND-MN is $65,971. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Grand Forks, ND-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

Property

$225,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,852
$24,645
Median Property Taxes
±$906

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Forks, ND-MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Grand Forks, ND-MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57% of the housing units in Grand Forks, ND-MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Forks, ND-MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

The following map shows all of the counties in Grand Forks, ND-MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,971
Median Household Income
± $2,227
43.2k
Number of Households
± 1,415

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.2k households in Grand Forks, ND-MN grew to $65,971 from the previous year's value of $58,338.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Forks, ND-MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand Forks, ND-MN is from Minnesota and North Dakota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in North Dakota
0.433
2021 Wage GINI in North Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in North Dakota was 0.436 and income inequality had a 0.835% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in North Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.05%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.19%)

In 2022, 79.8% of workers in Grand Forks, ND-MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.05%) and those who worked at home (5.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Forks, ND-MN have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Grand Forks, ND-MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Forks, ND-MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Forks, ND-MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Forks, ND-MN (13.2k out of 98.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Forks, ND-MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Grand Forks, ND-MN has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 3.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in North Dakota see 1287 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.924% decrease from the previous year (1299 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1483 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota
1,287 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Dakota

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

Primary care physicians in North Dakota see an average of 1,287 patients per year. This represents a 0.924% decrease from the previous year (1,299 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Minnesota and North Dakota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 28.9% between 18 and 34 years, 32.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.4%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
3.17%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Forks, ND-MN declined by 10.4% from 6.03% to 5.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Forks, ND-MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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