Granite Falls, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 2,698 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 
Males: 1,296  (48.1%)
Females: 1,402  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip codes: 56241.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,395 (it was $32,031 in 2000)
Granite Falls:

$61,395
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,881 (it was $18,356 in 2000)

Granite Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $138,059 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Granite Falls:

$138,059
MN:

$246,700

Median gross rent in 2019: $606.

March 2019 cost of living index in Granite Falls: 73.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.6%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 18.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.3% for American Indian residents, 51.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Granite Falls, MN (2019)
    • 2,27784.5%White alone
    • 1676.2%American Indian alone
    • 1455.4%Hispanic
    • 592.2%Two or more races
    • 281.0%Black alone

Races in Granite Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in Granite Falls by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(71.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.8)
1
(36.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(72.2)
1
(36.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(166.2)
2
(67.5)
4
(139.4)
3
(104.0)
7
(245.0)
5
(171.3)
5
(173.5)
2
(71.7)
2
(71.8)
9
(324.7)
7
(257.4)
8
(292.5)
3
(110.6)
3
(111.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(232.7)
3
(101.3)
3
(104.6)
4
(138.6)
4
(140.0)
11
(376.8)
5
(173.5)
5
(179.2)
3
(107.8)
2
(72.2)
9
(331.0)
3
(109.7)
24
(885.0)
4
(148.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
18
(598.4)
23
(776.8)
33
(1,150)
26
(901.2)
21
(735.0)
43
(1,473)
28
(971.5)
28
(1,004)
44
(1,580)
45
(1,623)
29
(1,067)
48
(1,755)
66
(2,434)
42
(1,556)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(99.7)
2
(67.5)
5
(174.3)
1
(34.7)
1
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(69.4)
3
(107.5)
2
(71.8)
9
(324.7)
1
(36.8)
3
(109.7)
2
(73.7)
5
(185.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index81.457.195.269.391.0119.691.3247.790.9254.7160.7174.4187.3109.6

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City-data.com crime index in Granite Falls, MN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Minnesota average:

1.71
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Ancestries: Norwegian (28.9%), German (25.2%), American (5.9%), Irish (3.7%), Northern European (1.7%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 3.45 square miles.

Population density: 783 people per square mile   (low).

Granite Falls, Minnesota map

16 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Minnesota:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,800 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,166 (1.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.81 N, Longitude: 95.54 W

Area code: 320

Distribution of median household income in Granite Falls, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Granite Falls, MN in 2019
Granite Falls satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 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
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $226,800
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $101,900
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $256,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Granite Falls, MN residents
Average permit cost in Granite Falls, MN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Historical population in Granite Falls, MN
Historical housing units in Granite Falls, MN
Most common industries in Granite Falls, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Granite Falls, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.3%)

Average climate in Granite Falls, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Granite Falls-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 9% 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 31% 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 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 195.1 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 93.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city 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 161.1 miles away from Granite Falls center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yellow Medicine County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Granite Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Granite Falls:

  • GRANITE FALLS MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 345 10TH AVE)
  • MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL AND GRANITE MANOR (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 345 TENTH AVENUE)
  • GRANITE FALLS MUN HOSP HHA (345 TENTH AVENUE)
  • MUNICIPAL HOSP AND GRANITE MANOR (345 TENTH AVENUE)

Airports located in Granite Falls:

College/University in Granite Falls:

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 2,225; Location: 1593 11th Ave; Public; Website: www.mnwest.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Granite Falls:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 27 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,711)
  • Ridgewater College (about 33 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Dakota State University (about 70 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 74 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 79 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 84 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 85 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public high school in Granite Falls:

Public elementary/middle schools in Granite Falls:

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Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Frances O'Connor (performer) - Actor.

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 that have no violations reported:

  • GRANITE FALLS (Address: 641 Prentice , Population served: 2,897, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Granite Falls:

Marital status in Granite Falls, MN
  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Granite Falls:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Minnesota average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Granite Falls
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,64716
Catholic2,2743
Evangelical Protestant1,80615
None711-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Yellow Medicine County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Yellow Medicine County:

7.7%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Yellow Medicine County:

27.0%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.7%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Granite Falls:

47.4%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Granite Falls:

20.3%
Minnesota:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.7%
Minnesota:

9.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Granite Falls:

35.5%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Granite Falls:

56.3%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Granite Falls:

76.2%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Granite Falls, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 8$13,476$20,2140$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$27,720$55,4402$1,886
Financial Administration 5$22,226$53,3420$0
Streets and Highways 5$24,225$58,1400$0
Electric Power 4$21,656$64,9680$0
Water Supply 3$13,876$55,5040$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,396$45,58416$6,256
Sewerage 2$9,384$56,3041$642
Other and Unallocable 1$4,750$57,0004$4,661
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,635$55,6200$0
Transit 1$4,519$54,2284$3,089
Police - Other 0$0 1$3,871
Totals for Government 39$157,863$48,57328$20,405

Granite Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $317,000 ($117.49)
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $23,994,000 ($8893.25)
    Electric Utilities: $3,244,000 ($1202.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,351,000 ($500.74)
    Liquor Stores: $1,077,000 ($399.18)
    Sewerage: $811,000 ($300.59)
    General - Other: $804,000 ($298.00)
    Police Protection: $787,000 ($291.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $593,000 ($219.79)
    Regular Highways: $451,000 ($167.16)
    Financial Administration: $205,000 ($75.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $186,000 ($68.94)
    Transit Utilities: $123,000 ($45.59)
    Libraries: $114,000 ($42.25)
    Local Fire Protection: $100,000 ($37.06)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($16.68)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($8.15)
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,000 ($4.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $745,000 ($276.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,594,000 ($590.81)
    Air Transportation: $979,000 ($362.86)
    Sewerage: $828,000 ($306.89)
    Electric Utilities: $384,000 ($142.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($41.88)
    Police Protection: $77,000 ($28.54)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($25.95)
    Liquor Stores: $10,000 ($3.71)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($1.85)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $225,000 ($83.40)

Granite Falls government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $22,796,000 ($8449.22)
    Sewerage: $952,000 ($352.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $387,000 ($143.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $292,000 ($108.23)
    Other: $279,000 ($103.41)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($11.12)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $98,000 ($36.32)
    Highways: $35,000 ($12.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $164,000 ($60.79)
    Special Assessments: $93,000 ($34.47)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($14.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($6.67)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,102,000 ($1520.39)
    Liquor Stores: $1,280,000 ($474.43)
    Water Utilities: $714,000 ($264.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $940,000 ($348.41)
    Highways: $830,000 ($307.64)
    Other: $150,000 ($55.60)
  • Tax - Property: $1,765,000 ($654.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $70,000 ($25.95)
    Other License: $69,000 ($25.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000 ($5.56)

Granite Falls government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,200,000 ($13417.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,800,000 ($13269.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,425,000 ($528.17)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,025,000 ($379.91)

Granite Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,069,000 ($766.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,219,000 ($451.82)

5.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Chippewa County, MN  1.40% ($35,263 average AGI)
from Lyon County, MN  1.18% ($34,042)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Chippewa County, MN  1.02% ($31,976 average AGI)
to Lyon County, MN  0.57% ($59,348)
Businesses in Granite Falls, MN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Hardee's1True Value2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1

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.)
Granite Falls fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Granite Falls fatal accident list:

Jul 17, 2018 03:30 PM, Us-212, 17th St, Lat: 44.806589, Lon: -95.564500, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.9mTotal length
  • $1,471,000,000Total costs
  • 46,916Total average daily traffic
  • 5,590Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,735Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Granite Falls, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Granite Falls, MN

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fire incidents - 28 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Granite Falls, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.9%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (29.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Granite Falls, MN
    • 7044.9%Outside Fires
    • 4629.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2817.9%Structure Fires
    • 127.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Granite Falls, MN
  • 88.5%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Granite Falls, MN
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 40.8%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Other fuel
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Granite Falls compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 12 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • Joel W. Mccoy (1)
  • Scott Shultz (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2022.