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Grand Forks County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2016: 71,083 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 66,109 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,560
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,784
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,655
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,073 (it was 11,780 in 2000)
% of renters here:

46%
State:

35%

Land area: 1438 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grand Forks County: 100.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grand Forks County, North Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
Median resident age:  29.9 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years
Males: 36,679  (51.6%)
Females: 34,404  (48.4%)
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Grand Forks County,ND real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Grand Forks County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,008 ($35,785 in 1999)

This county:

$50,008
North Dakota:

$60,656

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $680 (lower quartile is $549, upper quartile is $928)
This county:

$680
State:

$709


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $199,000 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Grand Forks:

$199,000
North Dakota:

$184,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,700 - $274,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $215,592
Here:

$215,592
State:

$217,608

Townhouses or other attached units: $195,357
Here:

$195,357
State:

$212,508

In 2-unit structures: $114,927
Here:

$114,927
State:

$134,692

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $242,513
Here:

$242,513
State:

$269,848

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,905
Here:

$153,905
State:

$201,011

Mobile homes: $46,539
Here:

$46,539
State:

$63,889
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,333
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $450

Institutionalized population: 574

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 64
  • Auto thefts: 13

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 67
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 143 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2008: 101 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2009: 121 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2010: 98 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2011: 96 buildings, average cost: $236,200
  • 2012: 149 buildings, average cost: $234,000
  • 2013: 184 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2014: 246 buildings, average cost: $246,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,492 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,201 (1.3%)

Grand Forks County household income distribution in 2009 Grand Forks County home values distribution Grand Forks County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.1%
Grand Forks County:

16.1%
North Dakota:

10.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.3% for Black residents, 19.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.4% for American Indian residents, 57.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.5% for other race residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 29.9 years old
(Males: 28.6 years old, Females: 30.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31.1 years old, Black residents: 30.2 years old, American Indian residents: 23.4 years old, Asian residents: 25.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.3 years old, Other race residents: 16.7 years old)

Area name: Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grand Forks County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $559 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $708 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grand Forks, Grand Forks AFB, Larimore, Thompson, Northwood, Emerado, Manvel, Gilby, Inkster, Niagara.

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

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,022
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,049 (46.4% naturalized citizens)

Grand Forks County:

5.7%
Whole state:

3.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 1,681
  • 2000 to 2009: 832
  • 1990 to 1999: 367
  • 1980 to 1989: 251
  • 1970 to 1979: 275
  • Before 1970: 369
Note: State values scaled to Grand Forks County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.9%

Grand Forks County marital status for males Grand Forks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,237
  • One, attached: 2,854
  • Two: 652
  • 3 or 4: 1,492
  • 5 to 9: 1,516
  • 10 to 19: 2,959
  • 20 to 49: 5,496
  • 50 or more: 2,113
  • Mobile homes: 1,311

Housing units in Grand Forks County with a mortgage: 9,160 (164 second mortgage, 1,024 home equity loan, 107 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,971

Here:

64.3% with mortgage
State:

53.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grand Forks County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,57134
Catholic11,7698
Evangelical Protestant5,36131
Other1,2524
None30,908-
Grand Forks County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Grand Forks County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Grand Forks County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 49
This county:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grand Forks County:

6.5%
North Dakota:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Grand Forks County:

29.0%
State:

27.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Grand Forks County:

Average size of farms: 876 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $167,833
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $226.31
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.91%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $145,923
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $173,016
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.81
Corn for grain: 29007 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 222335 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 111191 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Grand Forks County-area historical earthquake activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 82% 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 166.1 miles away from Grand Forks County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 678.2 miles away from the county 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 161.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 274.8 miles away from the county 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 148.2 miles away from Grand Forks County 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 290.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2013 to May 07, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3364: April 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 3364, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: April 05, 2011 to July 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3318: April 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 3318, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2011 to July 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1981: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1981, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to July 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1907: April 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 1907, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: February 26, 2010 to April 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3309: March 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 3309, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2009 to August 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1829: March 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1829, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Severe Storms and a Tornado, Incident Period: August 26, 2007 to August 27, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1726: September 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1726, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • North Dakota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Ground Saturation, Incident Period: March 30, 2006 to April 30, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1645: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1645, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3247: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3247, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Dakota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Ground Saturation, Incident Period: June 01, 2005 to July 07, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1597: July 22, 2005, FEMA Id: 1597, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 19 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Grand Forks County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 26, Storms: 14, Snows: 5, Tornadoes: 3, 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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (10%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Other South Central Asia (9%)
  • Somalia (8%)
  • Nepal (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grand Forks County (%):

  • Norwegian (24%)
  • German (20%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Grand Forks County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,262 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 4,043 (9.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 234 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 195 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 1,184 (2.8%)
  • Walked: 1,085 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 995 (2.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in 2000:

  • 3,102 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 573 people in nursing homes
  • 476 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 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

People in group quarters in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in 2010:

  • 3,074 people in college/university student housing
  • 381 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 366 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,668.

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%

2.55% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($10,103 average AGI)
5.74% relocated from other states ($21,941 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

5.74%
North Dakota average:

4.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.24% ($28,213)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.21% ($29,321)
from Ward County, ND  0.19% ($44,224)
from Pembina County, ND  0.14% ($30,694)


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%

2.58% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($8,264 average AGI)
6.97% relocated to other states ($25,491 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

6.97%
North Dakota average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.25% ($35,338)
to Walsh County, ND  0.20% ($30,340)
to Ward County, ND  0.19% ($30,400)
to Traill County, ND  0.16% ($33,262)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Grand Forks County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Grand Forks County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grand Forks County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,454 (6,422 aged, 1,032 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,051 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (628)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (498)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (430)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (429)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (266)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (258)
  • Unspecified dementia (169)
  • Congestive heart failure (156)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (150)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.08
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,594
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 544
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 72,067

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,369
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 717
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.5
  • Other - 56.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,083
  • In family households: 47,577 (9,571 male householders, 6,881 female householders)
    12,778 spouses, 16,279 children (14,210 natural, 523 adopted, 1,546 stepchildren), 76 grandchildren, 355 brothers or sisters, 65 parents, 230 other relatives, 1,342 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,886 (6,569 male householders (4,996 living alone)), 7,024 female householders (5,711 living alone)), 5,293 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,620

Size of family households: 8,840 2-persons, 2,764 3-persons, 2,932 4-persons, 1,531 5-persons, 268 6-persons, 117 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,707 1-person, 1,918 2-persons, 638 3-persons, 248 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

9,256 married couples with children.
4,229 single-parent households (1,926 men, 2,303 women).

94.2% of residents of Grand Forks speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (27% speak English very well, 59% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $607,951,000 ($9,364 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $272,283,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $109,148,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $56,391,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $27,783,000
Federal grants: $107,018,000
Federal procurement contracts: $150,610,000 ($130,954,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $157,001,000 ($125,433,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,829,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $52,223,000
Federal Government insurance: $371,279,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,472
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

64 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,209
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +757
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,121
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -29 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grand Forks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.66 millions of gallons per day (86% from ground, 14% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 1,484
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,326
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,164
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,317
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,152
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,095
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,669
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,457
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,160
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,806
Note: State values scaled to Grand Forks population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grand Forks County population
  • 1 room: 43
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 646
  • 4 rooms: 1,094
  • 5 rooms: 2,259
  • 6 rooms: 2,896
  • 7 rooms: 2,309
  • 8 rooms: 1,991
  • 9+ rooms: 3,893
  • 1 room: 699
  • 2 rooms: 1,135
  • 3 rooms: 4,089
  • 4 rooms: 4,558
  • 5 rooms: 1,679
  • 6 rooms: 1,145
  • 7 rooms: 536
  • 8 rooms: 487
  • 9+ rooms: 586
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grand Forks County population
  • no bedroom: 43
  • 1 bedroom: 220
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,598
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,600
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,418
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,252
  • no bedroom: 755
  • 1 bedroom: 4,076
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,519
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,787
  • 4 bedrooms: 666
  • 5+ bedrooms: 111
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Grand Forks County population
  • no vehicle: 189
  • 1 vehicle: 3,367
  • 2 vehicles: 7,060
  • 3 vehicles: 3,346
  • 4 vehicles: 855
  • 5+ vehicles: 314
  • no vehicle: 1,728
  • 1 vehicle: 6,722
  • 2 vehicles: 4,952
  • 3 vehicles: 1,080
  • 4 vehicles: 309
  • 5+ vehicles: 123

78% of Grand Forks County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in North Dakota.

Grand Forks County:

77.8%
State average:

83.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39,194
  • Other state: 26,820
  • Northeast: 1,347
  • Midwest: 17,153
  • South: 4,223
  • West: 4,097

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grand Forks County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.9%)
  • Electricity (27.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Electricity (67.2%)
  • Utility gas (23.6%)
  • Other fuel (3.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 380
Here:

7.3%
North Dakota:

11.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

0.8%
North Dakota:

6.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 66
Here:

0.6%
North Dakota:

12.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Grand Forks County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $4,378,000
    Regular Highways: $4,173,000
    Police Protection: $3,506,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,468,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,533,000
    Financial Administration: $1,424,000
    Central Staff Services: $841,000
    General Public Buildings: $777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $487,000
    Health - Other: $330,000
    Libraries: $253,000
    General - Other: $168,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,473,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $957,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,839,000

Grand Forks County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,174,000
    Regular Highways: $283,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $68,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $530,000
    Housing and Community Development: $479,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,995,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $837,000
    Rents: $340,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $315,000
    Special Assessments: $119,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,750,000
    All Other: $2,216,000
    Public Welfare: $1,734,000
    General Local Government Support: $151,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,666,000
    Other License: $63,000

Grand Forks County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,131,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,192,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $17,282,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,750,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,317,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $936,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $910,000

Grand Forks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,857,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,162,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,913,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 581
  • Number of aged recipients: 43
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 538
  • Number of recipients under 18: 79
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 420
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 82
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 259
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 217
Grand Forks County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grand Forks County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full 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 ORIGINATED343$133,878407$139,7741,236$134,210256$56,64524$500,292121$104,28115$58,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$168,20013$122,76959$134,59311$33,9090$04$87,7504$32,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED24$130,25048$107,000262$127,08038$40,4211$135,00018$71,94417$42,588
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$128,31033$148,636193$142,33216$58,3130$08$59,5003$49,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$88,0005$116,80074$132,94610$29,7000$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED71$158,18360$159,8331$102,0001$96,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$112,6257$145,4290$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$152,6009$144,3331$255,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$100,5000$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$166,0002$88,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Grand Forks County, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28877.1 years
Mary17480.2 years
Robert15571.5 years
James15272.9 years
William14877.4 years
Anna12684.3 years
Helen12582.5 years
George11778.9 years
Margaret11280.3 years
Henry10580.6 years
Most common last names in Grand Forks County, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson25980.3 years
Olson15979.4 years
Anderson15679.9 years
Nelson12079.7 years
Peterson9880.5 years
Larson8178.1 years
Hanson7776.6 years
Thompson6977.8 years
Miller5777.5 years
Berg5582.5 years
Businesses in Grand Forks County, ND
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture1
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
CVS1Nike6
Caribou Coffee1Nissan1
Catherines1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pac Sun1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen4Payless2
Days Inn2Penske1
Deb1Pier 1 Imports1
Dennys1Pizza Hut2
Domino's Pizza2Plato's Closet1
Dressbarn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Econo Lodge1Quiznos2
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack1
FedEx11Ramada1
Finish Line1Red Lobster1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears2
Ford1Slumberland1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Starbucks3
Gap1Subaru1
H&R Block2Subway10
Hardee's1Super 81
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
Honda1Target1
Hot Topic1Toyota1
IHOP1Travelodge1
JCPenney1True Value2
Jones New York1U-Haul3
Journeys1UPS15
Justice1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger2Wet Seal1
La-Z-Boy2

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