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Population in 2012: 2,816 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.3%
 

Males: 1,362  (48.4%)
Females: 1,454  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  43.0 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56241.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,691 (it was $32,031 in 2000)
Granite Falls:

$45,691
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,195

Granite Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,499 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Granite Falls:

$96,499
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,363; Detached houses: $108,952; Townhouses or other attached units: $84,910; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,666; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $658,469; Mobile homes: $13,623

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

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Granite Falls races chart
  • White alone - 2,517 (91.2%)
  • Two or more races - 134 (4.9%)
  • Hispanic - 48 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 22 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Granite Falls: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (30.0%), German (29.2%), Irish (6.6%), English (4.8%), Swedish (3.4%), United States (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 3.45 square miles.

Population density: 817 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Granite Falls:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Granite Falls city:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,296 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,297 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (84.4 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (112.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Maynard, MN (2.8 miles ), Hanley Falls, MN (3.0 miles ), Hazel Run, MN (3.1 miles) , Sacred Heart, MN (3.1 miles ), Wood Lake, MN (3.3 miles ), Clarkfield, MN (3.6 miles ), Montevideo, MN (3.6 miles ), Clara City, MN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.81 N, Longitude: 95.54 W

Area code: 320

Granite Falls household income distribution Granite Falls home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Granite Falls by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 110N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 31.933.20.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 6425243755
per 100,000 191.5132.666.2166.267.5139.4104.0245.0171.3173.5
Burglaries 1491273344115
per 100,000 446.9298.4397.1232.7101.3104.6138.6140.0376.8173.5
Thefts 73342018233326214328
per 100,000 2330.01127.3661.8598.4776.81150.2901.2735.01473.1971.5
Auto thefts 10723251102
per 100,000 319.2232.166.299.767.5174.334.735.00.069.4
Arson 0100000000
per 100,000 0.033.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.4) 213.4137.372.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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Crime rate in Granite Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Granite Falls, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-2.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Granite Falls-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Granite Falls city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Granite Falls-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 95% 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 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from Granite Falls 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 93.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yellow Medicine County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Frances O'Connor (performer) - Actor.


Hospitals/medical centers in Granite Falls:

  • GRANITE FALLS MUN HOSP HHA (Home Health Center, 345 TENTH AVENUE)
  • GRANITE FALLS MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 345 10TH AVE)
  • MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL AND GRANITE MANOR (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 345 TENTH AVENUE)
  • MUNICIPAL HOSP AND GRANITE MANOR (Nursing Home, 345 TENTH AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Granite Falls, MN

Airports located in Granite Falls:


Local government website: www.granitefalls.com

College/University in Granite Falls:

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,583; Location: 1593 11th Ave; Public; Website: www.mnwest.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Granite Falls:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 28 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • Ridgewater College (about 33 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • South Dakota State University (about 71 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 80 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 83 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 85 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 86 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Granite Falls:

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Notable locations in Granite Falls: Granite Falls (A), Yellow Medicine County Courthouse (B), Yellow Medicine County Sheriffs Department (C), Yellow Medicine County Museum (D), Granite Falls Public Library (E), Granite Falls Police Department (F), Granite Falls City Hall (G), Granite Falls Fire Department (H), Yellow Medicine County Courthouse (I), Yellow Medicine County Sheriffs Department (J), Yellow Medicine County Museum (K), Granite Falls Public Library (L), Granite Falls Police Department (M), Granite Falls City Hall (N), Granite Falls Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Granite Falls include: Saint Andrew Catholic Church (A), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (B), Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), United Church of Christ (E), Open Door Baptist Church (F), Granite Falls Lutheran Church (G), Saint Andrew Catholic Church (H), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Granite Falls include: Sorlien Park (1), Memorial Park (2), Granite Falls Overlook (3), Sorlien Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Granite Falls Overlook (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Dakotah Trails Lodging (149 Highway 212 East), Super 8 Granite Falls MN (845 West Highway 212).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Granite Falls and their reported violations in the past:

UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK (Address: 5908 Highway 67 , Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-26-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-26-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-26-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-26-2006), St Boil Water Order (MAY-26-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-26-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-15-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-15-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2005)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-22-1999), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-1999), St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-22-1999), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-22-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-1999)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Granite Falls that have no violations reported:

  • GRANITE FALLS (Population served: 3070, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.6%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

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

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Granite Falls, MN

People in group quarters in Granite Falls in 2010:

  • 50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
59 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Granite Falls compared to Minnesota state average:

Granite Falls, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Granite Falls (2011 data):

  • Citizens Alliance Bank: Granite Falls Branch at 860 Highway 212 West, branch established on 1887/12/27. Info updated 2011/11/23: Bank assets: $429.2 mil, Deposits: $360.6 mil, headquarters in Clara City, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Forstrom Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Granite Falls Bank: at 702 Prentice Street, branch established on 1878/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $193.6 mil, Deposits: $163.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Granite Falls travel time to work - commute


Granite Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Granite Falls city (based on Yellow Medicine County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 90.98%
Here91.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Church of Christ
Adherents50.2%20.9%10.4%5.6%3.0%
Congregations31.3%9.4%12.5%9.4%3.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%1.9%1.5%1.6%
Congregations6.3%6.3%6.3%3.1%12.5%
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: 4
This county:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Yellow Medicine County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Yellow Medicine County:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yellow Medicine County:

13.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$10,432$41,7280$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,129$60,7740$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$17,559$52,6774$2,342
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,399
Streets and Highways 6$20,721$41,4420$0
Sewerage 2$6,801$40,8061$1,251
Parks and Recreation 2$4,782$28,69228$11,061
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,213$50,5560$0
Water Supply 4$14,975$44,9250$0
Electric Power 3$12,961$51,8440$0
Transit 1$3,290$39,4804$2,841
Other and Unallocable 2$7,264$43,5845$4,765
Totals for Government 30$113,127$45,25143$23,659

Granite Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $541,000 ($192.12)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,442,000 ($5128.55)
    Electric Utilities: $2,650,000 ($941.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,860,000 ($660.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,295,000 ($459.87)
    Liquor Stores: $814,000 ($289.06)
    General - Other: $560,000 ($198.86)
    Water Utilities: $529,000 ($187.86)
    Sewerage: $365,000 ($129.62)
    Police Protection: $344,000 ($122.16)
    Regular Highways: $335,000 ($118.96)
    Housing and Community Development: $165,000 ($58.59)
    Financial Administration: $154,000 ($54.69)
    Transit Utilities: $97,000 ($34.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $92,000 ($32.67)
    Libraries: $66,000 ($23.44)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($14.91)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($12.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $548,000 ($194.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $885,000 ($314.28)
    General - Other: $413,000 ($146.66)
    Electric Utilities: $220,000 ($78.13)
    Air Transportation: $156,000 ($55.40)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($19.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($15.27)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($12.43)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($7.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($4.62)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,851,000 ($2077.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($5.68)

Granite Falls government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,686,000 ($5215.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $589,000 ($209.16)
    Sewerage: $315,000 ($111.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $205,000 ($72.80)
    All Other: $89,000 ($31.61)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($3.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,000 ($4.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($0.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $902,000 ($320.31)
    General Revenue, NEC: $586,000 ($208.10)
    Special Assessments: $117,000 ($41.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,627,000 ($932.88)
    Liquor Stores: $771,000 ($273.79)
    Water Utilities: $416,000 ($147.73)
    Transit Utilities: $24,000 ($8.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,918,000 ($681.11)
    General Local Government Support: $698,000 ($247.87)
  • Tax - Property: $850,000 ($301.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $86,000 ($30.54)
    NEC: $25,000 ($8.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,000 ($7.46)

Granite Falls government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,237,000 ($4700.64)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,165,000 ($4675.07)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,385,000 ($846.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,313,000 ($821.38)

Granite Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $310,000 ($110.09)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,531,000 ($7645.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $700,000 ($248.58)

5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lyon County, MN  0.84% ($26,441 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, MN  0.49% ($21,450)
from Lac qui Parle County, MN  0.32% ($34,077)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chippewa County, MN  0.80% ($24,333 average AGI)
to Lyon County, MN  0.80% ($21,939)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.63% ($23,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in Granite Falls:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDMA (1460 AM; 1 kW; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Granite Falls:

  • KKRC (93.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGM (105.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KOLV (100.1 FM; OLIVIA, MN; Owner: BOLD RADIO, INC.)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KQIC (102.5 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: LAKELAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDJS-FM (95.3 FM; WILLMAR, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBPG (89.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Granite Falls:

  • K18DI (Channel 18; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K24CS (Channel 24; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K26DG (Channel 26; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K32DR (Channel 32; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K47EA (Channel 47; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K63AU (Channel 63; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K65BA (Channel 65; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K67AN (Channel 67; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K69DP (Channel 69; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K16CP (Channel 16; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K22DO (Channel 22; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K35DK (Channel 35; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K45DJ (Channel 45; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K61AU (Channel 61; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K59BE (Channel 59; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Granite Falls, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Granite Falls fatal accident list:

Mar 30, 2006 07:16 PM, Us-212, Jefferson St., Lat: 44.805953, Lon: -95.535983, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 24 meters (79ft)
Total average daily traffic: 20,044
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,169


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Granite Falls


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Granite Falls, MN

Most common first names in Granite Falls, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3078.2 years
Henry2483.2 years
Anna2387.3 years
Mary2078.4 years
William1879.9 years
Robert1768.4 years
Mabel1783.9 years
Hazel1778.9 years
Carl1684.6 years
Helen1584.7 years
Most common last names in Granite Falls, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5177.8 years
Olson4379.7 years
Anderson4379.3 years
Peterson2977.0 years
Hanson2077.0 years
Knutson1979.4 years
Nelson1779.4 years
Holien1483.2 years
Thompson1483.3 years
Sandberg1478.6 years
Businesses in Granite Falls, MN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
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