Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 54,932 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 28,132  (51.2%)
Females: 26,800  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  28.4 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58201, 58202, 58203.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,557 (it was $34,194 in 2000)
Grand Forks:

$38,557
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,319 (it was $18,395 in 2000)

Grand Forks city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,518 (it was $90,100 in 2000)
Grand Forks:

$160,518
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $160,095; Detached houses: $176,547; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,390; In 2-unit structures: $102,946; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,569; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $47,035; Mobile homes: $42,510

Median gross rent in 2012: $667.

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Grand Forks races chart
  • White alone - 46,298 (87.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,752 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1,550 (2.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,140 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1,096 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 925 (1.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.01%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.01%)

Races in Grand Forks detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grand Forks: 101.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.6%), Norwegian (22.8%), Irish (6.9%), Polish (3.8%), Swedish (3.7%), French (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1881

Elevation: 834 feet

Land area: 19.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,855 people per square mile   (average).

Grand Forks,ND real estate house value index trend

Grand Forks, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Grand Forks:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Forks city:

  • Never married: 45.9%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

2,253 residents are foreign born (0.8% Africa, 0.8% Asia, 0.5% North America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  4.2%
North Dakota:  2.4%



According to our research of North Dakota and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Grand Forks, North Dakota as of February 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Grand Forks to the number of sex offenders is 3,818 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,967 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,591 (1.8%)

Grand Forks satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (72.9 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (272.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (621.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: East Grand Forks, MN (1.5 miles ), Thompson, ND (3.1 miles ), Manvel, ND (3.5 miles ), Fisher, MN (3.8 miles ), Grand Forks AFB, ND (3.8 miles ), Emerado, ND (3.8 miles ), Reynolds, ND (4.1 miles ), Alvarado, MN (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 313 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 1998: 169 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 1999: 64 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2001: 61 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2002: 100 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2003: 187 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2004: 223 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2005: 170 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2006: 184 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2007: 105 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2008: 83 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2009: 103 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2010: 84 buildings, average cost: $219,300
  • 2011: 79 buildings, average cost: $245,000
  • 2012: 130 buildings, average cost: $240,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.91 N, Longitude: 97.05 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Grand Cities - Along with East Grand Forks, MN

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,306 (+8.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 25,956 (85.0%)

Area code: 701

Grand Forks household income distribution Grand Forks home values distribution

Crime rates in Grand Forks by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1100011100000
per 100,000 2.12.10.00.00.02.02.02.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2821151318919302529333224
per 100,000 60.143.130.826.837.018.337.859.448.056.361.859.644.6
Robberies 10117936121114277823
per 100,000 21.522.614.418.56.212.223.921.826.952.413.114.942.7
Assaults 464238464049597810385799399
per 100,000 98.786.278.094.882.299.7117.4154.5197.8164.9148.0173.1183.9
Burglaries 262261342255250271281253273261252306228
per 100,000 562.4535.6702.3525.5513.8551.2559.3501.2524.4506.3472.1569.5423.5
Thefts 1,6301,6261,8591,6181,5311,6281,3701,3791,3911,1851,0951,1301,091
per 100,000 3498.93337.03817.23334.43146.43311.52727.02731.92671.72298.62051.32103.12026.4
Auto thefts 18317418111612417514913010569779790
per 100,000 392.8357.1371.7239.1254.8356.0296.6257.5201.7133.8144.2180.5167.2
Arson 81411316583152562
per 100,000 17.228.722.66.232.910.215.95.928.83.99.411.23.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 273.2247.5260.7222.1217.2228.3223.6239.7232.0218.8197.9212.6197.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Grand Forks detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 97 (82 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
North Dakota average:

2.07

Detailed articles:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -132 (-0.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Grand Forks: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Grand Forks-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the Grand Forks city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 8/11/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grand Forks-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 689.4 miles away from Grand Forks center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 159.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from Grand Forks center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grand Forks County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 13, Snows: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Grand Forks topographic map

Birthplace of: Leonard Peltier - Indian activist, Arshad Hasan - Democracy activist, Robbie Bina - Ice hockey player, Alan Ritchson - Actor, Bill Owen (writer and announcer) - Writer and radio announcer, Brooks Bollinger - 2005 NFL player (New York Jets, born: Nov 15, 1979), Doug McDermott - College basketball player, James M. Edie - Twentieth century philosopher, James Rosenquist - Artist, Jean-Philippe Lamoureux - Ice hockey goaltender.

Hospitals in Grand Forks:

  • ALTRU HEALTH SYSTEM ASC (1000 S COLUMBIA RD)
  • ALTRU HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1200 S COLUMBIA RD)
  • DEVELOPMENT HOMES-2720 (2720 S 17TH ST)
  • MEDICAL CENTER REHAB HOSP (1300 S COLUMBIA RD)
  • REM ND INC-5017 (5017 7TH AVE N)
  • RICHARD P STADTER PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (1451 44TH AVENUE S)

Dialysis Facilities in Grand Forks:

  • ALTRU HOSPITAL (1200 S COLUMBIA RD)
  • AURORA DIALYSIS LLC (1451 - 44TH AVE S)
  • THE KIDNEY INSTITUTE OF NORTH DAKOTA (1451 - 44TH AVE S)

Home Health Centers in Grand Forks:

  • ALTRU HOME SERVICES (1380 SOUTH COLUMBIA ROAD)

Nursing Homes in Grand Forks:

  • ALMONTE LIVING CENTER (1023 ALMONTE AVE)
  • VALLEY ELDERCARE CTR (2900 14TH AVE S)
  • WOODSIDE VILLAGE (4000 24TH AVE S)

Airports located in Grand Forks:

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Amtrak station:

GRAND FORKS (5555 DEMERS AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Grand Forks:

  • University of North Dakota (Full-time enrollment: 12,858; Location: 264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193; Public; Website: und.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Josef's School of Hair Design Inc-Grand Forks (FT enrollment: 86; Location: 2011 S Washington St; Private, for-profit; Website: jsohd.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Grand Forks:

  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 44 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 72 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 74 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 75 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Bemidji State University (about 106 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 116 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 122 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high schools in Grand Forks:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Grand Forks:

Private elementary/middle schools in Grand Forks:

  • LITTLE SCHOLAR SHIP MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 1420 24TH AVE S; Grades: PK - 3)
  • HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 1001 17TH AVE S; Grades: KG - 5)
  • ST MICHAEL'S SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 504 5TH AVE N; Grades: KG - 6)
  • GRAND FORKS SDA SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 3610 CHERRY ST; Grades: 2 - 7)
See full list of schools located in Grand Forks, School District: GRAND FORKS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 1

Library in Grand Forks:

  • GRAND FORKS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,558,076; Location: 2110 LIBRARY CIRCLE; 312,392 books; 6,000 e-books; 26,215 audio materials; 23,122 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 7 state licensed databases; 325 print serial subscriptions; 7 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Grand Forks: Grand Forks International Airport Fire Station (A), Grand Forks Fire Station 3 (B), Grand Forks Fire Station 2 (C), Grand Forks Fire Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Columbia Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Memorial Park Cemetery (1), Sunset Memorial Gardens (2), Calvary Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grand Forks include: Elks Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Hylden Field (3), Lincoln Park (4), University Park (5), Central Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dakota Science Center (Museums; Po Box 5023) (1), North Dakota Museum of Art (Centennial Drive) (2), Grand Forks County Historical Society (Museums; 2405 Belmont Road) (3), University of North Dakota - Medical School Administrative Offices- Circulation Serv (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2908 U Avenue) (4), Literacy Project Advancing (Pal (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2110 Library Circle) (5), Grand Forks Vending & Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3717 18th Avenue South) (6), Kraft Memorial Baseball Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1900 25th Avenue South) (7), Lew Flynn's Red Ray Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2105 South Washington Street) (8), State Wide Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 630 South 15th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Grand Forks (900 North 43rd Street) (1), Best Value Inn (1000 North 42nd Street) (2), Hilton Garden Inn Grand Forks UND (4301 Dartmouth Drive) (3), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (4051 32nd Avenue South) (4), Grand Forks-Days Inn (3101 S 34th St) (5), Happy Host Inn (3101 South 17th Street) (6), Americinn Motel & Suites (1820 South Columbia Road) (7), Peartree Restaurant & Sugars Lounge (JCT I29 & Highway 2 West) (8), Comfort Inn (3251 30th Ave S) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Grand Forks City - Municipal Court (122 South 5th Street) (1), Grand Forks County - Juvenile Court (151 South 4th Street) (2), Social Security Administration - General Information And Services- Local Office- Office- Grand F (124 North 6th Street) (3), Grand Forks City Police Department (122 South 5th Street) (4), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (102 North 4th Street) (5), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Ofc Information (102 North 4th Street) (6), Grand Forks County - District Court- Court Administration (124 South 4th Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Grand Forks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 44.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Grand Forks that have no violations reported:

  • GRAND FORKS CITY OF (Population served: 52,838, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.7%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Grand Forks in 2010:

  • 3,074 people in college/university student housing
  • 285 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 175 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 113 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Grand Forks in 2000:

  • 3,102 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 461 people in nursing homes
  • 97 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Grand Forks, North Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Grand Forks compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Ralph Engelstad Arena. University of North Dakota.
  • Alerus Center. Capacity: 22,000.

Banks with most branches in Grand Forks (2011 data):

  • Alerus Financial, National Association: Thirty Second Avenue Branch, Express Branch, at 401 Demers Avenue, South Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $1,154.4 mil, Deposits: $988.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Alerus Financial Corporation
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust: Columbia Park Branch, Grand Forks Branch, University Village Office, Columbia Mall Depository Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $1,439.6 mil, Deposits: $1,194.5 mil, headquarters in Lonsdale, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Frandsen Financial Corporation
  • Gate City Bank: Demers Avenue Branch, South Washington Grand Forks Branch, 2850 24th Ave. S. Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • Choice Financial Group: Grand Forks Branch at 1697 South 42nd Street, branch established on 2004/01/20; Grand Forks Branch at 4501 South Washington Street, Unit T, branch established on 2007/06/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $593.8 mil, Deposits: $513.0 mil, headquarters in Grafton, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Choice Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Medical Park Branch at 1205 S Columbia Rd, branch established on 1926/01/01; Grand Forks Downtown Branch at 600 Demers Avenue, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Grand Forks Downtown Branch at 33 S 3rd St, branch established on 2001/01/22; Grand Forks Branch at 2610 South Columbia Road, branch established on 1995/05/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank Forward: Columbia Road Branch at 3350 South Columbia Road, branch established on 2008/05/05; Grand Forks Branch at 1301 Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive, branch established on 2007/06/01. Info updated 2010/08/27: Bank assets: $472.4 mil, Deposits: $374.8 mil, headquarters in Hannaford, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Bank Holding Company
  • United Valley Bank: Downtown Grand Forks Branch at 200 First Avenue North, branch established on 2003/09/08; Grand Forks Branch at 2718 South Columbia Road, branch established on 1998/11/09. Info updated 2010/02/01: Bank assets: $225.6 mil, Deposits: $200.2 mil, headquarters in Cavalier, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Holding Company Of Cavalier, Inc.
  • Bremer Bank, National Association: at 3100 South Columbia Road, branch established on 1917/11/11; Grand Forks North Branch at 921 North Washington, branch established on 1964/11/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.5 mil, Deposits: $707.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Forks, North Dakota:

  • Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, 3350 32ND Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 , Phone: (701) 775-5000, Fax: (701) 775-9073
  • Comfort Inn Motel, 3251 30th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 , Phone: (701) 775-7503, Fax: (701) 775-7503
  • Grand Forks Days Inn, 3101 34TH St S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 , Phone: (701) 775-0060, Fax: (701) 755-0060
  • Grand Forks Fairfield Inn, 3051 34TH St S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 , Phone: (701) 775-7910, Fax: (701) 780-8141
  • Clarion Inn Grand Forks, 1210 N 43rd St, Grand Forks, ND 58203 , Phone: (701) 772-7131, Fax: (701) 780-9112
  • Roadking Inn Columbia Mall, 3300 30TH Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 , Phone: (701) 746-1391, Fax: (701) 746-8586
  • Roadking Inn Inc, 1015 N 43RD St, Grand Forks, ND 58201 , Phone: (701) 775-0691
  • Ramada Inn & Conference CTR, 1205 N 43RD St, Grand Forks, ND 58203 , Phone: (701) 775-3951
  • 18 other hotels and motels
All 26 fire-safe hotels and motels in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Grand Forks travel time to work - commute Grand Forks mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Grand Forks city (based on Grand Forks County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.92%
Here: 60.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.2%39.2%3.6%2.3%1.7%
Congregations9.3%30.7%6.7%5.3%6.7%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.4%1.2%1.2%1.2%7.2%
Congregations1.3%1.3%4.0%4.0%30.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Grand Forks County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Grand Forks County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 49
Here:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Grand Forks County:

29.0%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 31$156,962$60,7590$0
Other Government Administration 18$101,093$67,39511$5,276
Judicial and Legal 4$15,153$45,4590$0
Police Protection - Officers 81$442,012$65,4830$0
Police - Other 16$54,239$40,6790$0
Firefighters 63$314,915$59,9840$0
Fire - Other 3$10,100$40,4000$0
Streets and Highways 20$110,727$66,4361$2,090
Solid Waste Management 68$288,987$50,9984$2,424
Sewerage 20$80,904$48,5420$0
Parks and Recreation 22$85,708$46,750336$128,184
Housing and Community Development(Local) 49$175,327$42,93728$27,343
Water Supply 27$110,988$49,3281$863
Transit 22$72,048$39,2997$7,787
Other and Unallocable 37$160,577$52,0790$0
Totals for Government 481$2,179,740$54,380388$173,967

Grand Forks government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,129,000 ($20.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $708,000 ($12.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $257,000 ($4.68)
    Water Utilities: $168,000 ($3.06)
    Sewerage: $76,000 ($1.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($0.56)
    Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,729,000 ($104.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,306,000 ($96.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,075,000 ($92.39)
    General - Other: $4,952,000 ($90.15)
    Water Utilities: $4,602,000 ($83.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,323,000 ($78.70)
    Sewerage: $3,810,000 ($69.36)
    Regular Highways: $2,801,000 ($50.99)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,639,000 ($48.04)
    Transit Utilities: $1,844,000 ($33.57)
    General Public Buildings: $1,684,000 ($30.66)
    Central Staff Services: $1,407,000 ($25.61)
    Libraries: $1,324,000 ($24.10)
    Financial Administration: $1,281,000 ($23.32)
    Health - Other: $1,098,000 ($19.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $684,000 ($12.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $642,000 ($11.69)
    Parking Facilities: $275,000 ($5.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $622,000 ($11.32)
    Regular Highways: $366,000 ($6.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $254,000 ($4.62)
    Health - Other: $154,000 ($2.80)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($0.56)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($0.40)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.22)
    Transit Utilities: $12,000 ($0.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,000 ($0.20)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.16)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.15)
    General Public Building: $6,000 ($0.11)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,509,000 ($391.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,196,000 ($167.41)

Grand Forks government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,435,000 ($135.35)
    Sewerage: $7,344,000 ($133.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,326,000 ($60.55)
    Parking Facilities: $230,000 ($4.19)
    All Other: $42,000 ($0.76)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,249,000 ($22.74)
    Transit Utilities: $1,009,000 ($18.37)
    General Local Government Support: $879,000 ($16.00)
    All Other: $515,000 ($9.38)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($2.02)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,762,000 ($32.08)
    All Other: $901,000 ($16.40)
    Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($0.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $7,244,000 ($131.87)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,522,000 ($82.32)
    Rents: $4,367,000 ($79.50)
    Interest Earnings: $2,134,000 ($38.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $911,000 ($16.58)
    Sale of Property: $599,000 ($10.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,851,000 ($161.13)
    Transit Utilities: $458,000 ($8.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,542,000 ($119.09)
    General Local Government Support: $2,721,000 ($49.53)
    Highways: $2,188,000 ($39.83)
    Transit Utilities: $41,000 ($0.75)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,995,000 ($254.77)
    Property: $9,708,000 ($176.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,580,000 ($46.97)
    Other License: $1,794,000 ($32.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $749,000 ($13.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $290,000 ($5.28)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $133,000 ($2.42)

Grand Forks government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $223,512,000 ($4068.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,529,000 ($4032.79)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,451,000 ($1373.53)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,468,000 ($1337.44)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,923,000 ($144.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,393,000 ($116.38)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,759,000 ($32.02)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $229,000 ($4.17)

Grand Forks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,262,000 ($77.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,633,000 ($776.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,250,000 ($350.43)

8.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.50%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($971 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

0.21%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, MN  0.91% ($30,517 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.57% ($41,345)
from Walsh County, ND  0.29% ($32,387)


9.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.93%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

0.38% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,349 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

0.38%
North Dakota average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  0.96% ($32,208 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  0.85% ($34,149)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.33% ($36,128)

Strongest AM radio stations in Grand Forks:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KUND (1370 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KKXL (1440 AM; 1 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KROX (1260 AM; 1 kW; CROOKSTON, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Grand Forks:

  • KUND-FM (89.3 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KFJM (90.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA)
  • KJKJ (107.5 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKXL-FM (92.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZLT-FM (104.3 FM; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KNOX-FM (94.7 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KQHT (96.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYCK (97.1 FM; CROOKSTON, MN; Owner: SS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQMN (91.5 FM; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K285BG (104.9 FM; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: SHINE THE LIGHT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grand Forks:

  • K49FF (Channel 49; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Grand Forks fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 322 meters (1,056ft)
Total costs: $6,521,000
Total average daily traffic: 288,680
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,097

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 9
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 2
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Grand Forks, ND
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grand Forks)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Grand Forks, ND)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 188 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Grand Forks)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 193 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Grand Forks)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED246$134,119288$135,487783$131,301166$56,80618$507,727102$106,8272$3,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$169,7938$95,11132$139,6447$38,2510$02$25,5304$29,713
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$135,85932$104,096164$122,97924$37,7981$135,00012$84,7329$30,973
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$124,63621$148,085121$139,8147$47,1260$06$64,0432$30,210
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$88,0003$129,19743$131,7516$9,9480$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Grand Forks, ND

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED51$149,02832$152,8281$60,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$110,5205$145,9240$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$97,9476$143,3070$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$65,8700$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$208,0001$74,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 141
  • Hazardous Condition: 187
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Grand Forks

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Grand Forks, ND
Most common first names in Grand Forks, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23776.0 years
Mary14580.2 years
Robert12672.1 years
James12472.2 years
William12076.3 years
Anna10185.0 years
Helen9782.8 years
George9378.5 years
Margaret8980.4 years
Alice7582.0 years
Most common last names in Grand Forks, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19179.4 years
Anderson12179.1 years
Olson11579.4 years
Nelson8880.8 years
Peterson6281.1 years
Larson5479.4 years
Thompson5378.3 years
Hanson5077.8 years
Berg4883.1 years
Miller4777.8 years
Businesses in Grand Forks, ND
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture2
AmericInn1Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Macy's1
Arby's2Marriott2
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's3
Blockbuster2Menards1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Motherhood Maternity2
Burger King4New Balance3
CVS1Nike7
Caribou Coffee1Nissan1
Catherines1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen3Payless2
Days Inn2Penske1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut2
Domino's Pizza1Plato's Closet1
Dressbarn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Econo Lodge1Quiznos2
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1Ramada1
FedEx11Red Lobster1
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
Ford1Spencer Gifts1
GNC1Starbucks3
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway9
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell2
Hilton1Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS15
Jones New York1Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger2Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
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