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Grand Forks County, North Dakota (ND)

County population in 2019: 69,451 (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: 48 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Grand Forks County: 99.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (35.0%), Retail trade (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Grand Forks County, ND (2019)
    • 58,69483.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1144.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,6303.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,0312.9%Asian alone
    • 1,7562.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1,6072.3%Two or more races
    • 4220.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2610.4%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

30.0 years
North Dakota median age:

35.5 years
Males: 35,895  (51.7%)
Females: 33,556  (48.3%)
Average household size:
Grand Forks County:

2.0 people
North Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,622 ($35,785 in 1999)
This county:

$56,622
North Dakota:

$64,577

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $733 (lower quartile is $545, upper quartile is $992)
This county:

$733
State:

$726


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $214,800 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Grand Forks:

$214,800
North Dakota:

$205,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $147,300 - $290,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $258,123
Here:

$258,123
State:

$259,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $232,956
Here:

$232,956
State:

$230,047

In 2-unit structures: $248,277
Here:

$248,277
State:

$207,036

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,861
Here:

$205,861
State:

$409,576

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,449
Here:

$145,449
State:

$374,793

Mobile homes: $75,412
Here:

$75,412
State:

$78,704

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,459
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $538

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
Grand Forks County, ND map from a distance

Health of residents in Grand Forks County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
70.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
70.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 205 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 331 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 1998: 188 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 1999: 77 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 2001: 77 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2002: 117 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2003: 212 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2004: 245 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2005: 201 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2006: 200 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 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
  • 2015: 180 buildings, average cost: $251,800
  • 2016: 148 buildings, average cost: $268,000
  • 2017: 135 buildings, average cost: $261,700
  • 2018: 163 buildings, average cost: $250,300
  • 2019: 101 buildings, average cost: $272,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Grand Forks, ND residents
Average permit cost in Grand Forks, ND
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,636 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,017 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Grand Forks, ND in 2019
Distribution of house value in Grand Forks, ND in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Grand Forks, ND in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.7%
Grand Forks County:

15.7%
North Dakota:

10.6%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.4% for American Indian residents, 80.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.1% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 30.0 years old
(Males: 29.4 years old, Females: 31.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32.3 years old, Black residents: 33.3 years old, American Indian residents: 23.5 years old, Asian residents: 23.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.5 years old, Other race residents: 23.5 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 November 2020:
Here:

3.2%
North Dakota:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Grand Forks, ND
County total employment by year in Grand Forks, ND
County average yearly wages by year in Grand Forks, ND

Current college students: 11,022
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,102 (28.5% naturalized citizens)

Grand Forks County:

4.5%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,9352010 or later
  • 1,1462000 to 2009
  • 5391990 to 1999
  • 2511980 to 1989
  • 2751970 to 1979
  • 369Before 1970

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: 14,025
  • One, attached: 2,969
  • Two: 1,216
  • 3 or 4: 1,882
  • 5 to 9: 1,327
  • 10 to 19: 1,996
  • 20 to 49: 5,457
  • 50 or more: 3,068
  • Mobile homes: 1,558

Housing units in Grand Forks County with a mortgage: 8,996 (262 second mortgage, 1,147 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,029

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

52.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grand Forks County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above North Dakota state average. It is 18% 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 Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: June 29, 2020 - July 1, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4565-ND: October 2, 2020, FEMA Id: 4565, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: April 1, 2020 - April 25, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4553-ND: July 9, 2020, FEMA Id: 4553, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4509, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: October 9, 2019 - October 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4475, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • North Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 2019 - April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4444, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 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 April 30, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3309: March 14, 2010, FEMA Id: 3309, 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
  • 24 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Grand Forks County (34) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 30, Storms: 15, Snows: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Grand Forks

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,478 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,675 (8.7%)
  • Bus: 374 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 347 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 275 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 1,727 (4.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,149 (2.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (11%)
  • Other South Central Asia (11%)
  • Somalia (10%)
  • Nepal (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Cameroon (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grand Forks County


  • Norwegian (23%)
  • German (18%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $74,088.

8.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.09%
North Dakota average:

8.08%


0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,623 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

0.26%
North Dakota average:

0.11%

2.19% relocated from other counties in North Dakota ($10,456 average AGI)
5.64% relocated from other states ($28,351 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

5.64%
North Dakota average:

4.83%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, MN  0.98% ($41,974 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.60% ($36,795)
from Walsh County, ND  0.23% ($32,323)
from Ward County, ND  0.19% ($45,314)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.17% ($27,106)
from Traill County, ND  0.17% ($40,128)
from Burleigh County, ND  0.14% ($36,500)


9.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,425 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.63%
North Dakota average:

9.36%


0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,162 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

0.21%
North Dakota average:

0.10%

2.56% relocated to other counties in North Dakota ($11,043 average AGI)
6.85% relocated to other states ($32,220 average AGI)
Grand Forks County:

6.85%
North Dakota average:

6.08%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  0.99% ($43,622 average AGI)
to Polk County, MN  0.87% ($43,242)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.46% ($32,899)
to Traill County, ND  0.25% ($50,732)
to Burleigh County, ND  0.23% ($42,734)
to Ramsey County, MN  0.16% ($24,182)
to Dakota County, MN  0.16% ($36,545)

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 2019: 6.9

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 population in Grand Forks County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grand Forks County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (683)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (656)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (596)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (568)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (363)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (314)
  • Unspecified dementia (186)
  • Congestive heart failure (162)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (96)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (73)

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: 69,451
  • Male householders: 17,100 (5,726 living alone), Female householders: 14,406 (5,909 living alone)
  • 11,730 spouses (11,681 opposite-sex spouses), 1,992 unmarried partners, (1,992 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 15,785 children (14,987 natural, 220 adopted, 578 stepchildren), 371 grandchildren, 359 brothers or sisters, 178 parents, 14 foster children, 119 other relatives, 3,308 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,089

Size of family households: 6,749 2-persons, 4,080 3-persons, 2,497 4-persons, 1,482 5-persons, 415 6-persons, 391 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,635 1-person, 2,832 2-persons, 1,055 3-persons, 331 4-persons, 39 6-persons.

9,843 married couples with children.
4,000 single-parent households (1,604 men, 2,396 women).

92.4% of residents of Grand Forks speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 2% 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:

7.1
State:

7.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • Year house built in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • 3,1282014 or later
  • 1,0522010 to 2013
  • 4,2532000 to 2009
  • 3,3711990 to 1999
  • 3,7491980 to 1989
  • 5,9051970 to 1979
  • 3,4301960 to 1969
  • 3,1761950 to 1959
  • 1,0181940 to 1949
  • 4,4161939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • 171 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 2883 rooms
  • 1,5204 rooms
  • 1,2825 rooms
  • 3,1586 rooms
  • 1,9567 rooms
  • 2,5678 rooms
  • 4,2379+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • 5741 room
  • 8142 rooms
  • 5,0113 rooms
  • 4,0094 rooms
  • 2,6795 rooms
  • 2,2316 rooms
  • 5977 rooms
  • 1928 rooms
  • 3749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • 17no bedroom
  • 2181 bedroom
  • 3,3192 bedrooms
  • 5,4933 bedrooms
  • 4,2364 bedrooms
  • 1,7425+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • 574no bedroom
  • 5,3011 bedroom
  • 5,9602 bedrooms
  • 3,4653 bedrooms
  • 1,0464 bedrooms
  • 1355+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Forks County, North Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Forks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Forks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 73no vehicle
  • 3,5801 vehicle
  • 6,6752 vehicles
  • 3,5483 vehicles
  • 8954 vehicles
  • 2545+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Forks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Forks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,507no vehicle
  • 8,5021 vehicle
  • 4,7162 vehicles
  • 1,1213 vehicles
  • 4054 vehicles
  • 2305+ vehicles

76.4% of Grand Forks County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in North Dakota.

Grand Forks County:

76.4%
State average:

82.2%

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

  • This state: 36,185
  • Other state: 29,601
  • Northeast: 2,787
  • Midwest: 14,718
  • South: 4,095
  • West: 8,001
Year householders moved into unit in Grand Forks County, ND
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grand Forks County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.8%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity
  • 12.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 23.1%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 548
Here:

9.6%
North Dakota:

9.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 719
Here:

26.0%
North Dakota:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 157
Here:

1.6%
North Dakota:

8.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Grand Forks County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $868,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,901,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,862,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,134,000
    Regular Highways: $6,933,000
    General - Other: $2,641,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $409,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $779,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,289,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,939,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,311,000
    Interest Earnings: $99,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,320,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,952,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,655,000
    Public Welfare: $1,982,000
    Other: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,511,000
    Other License: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,241,000

Grand Forks County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $868,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,901,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,862,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,134,000
    Regular Highways: $6,933,000
    General - Other: $2,641,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $409,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $779,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,289,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,939,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,311,000
    Interest Earnings: $99,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,320,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,952,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,655,000
    Public Welfare: $1,982,000
    Other: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,511,000
    Other License: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,241,000

Grand Forks County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $868,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,901,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,862,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,134,000
    Regular Highways: $6,933,000
    General - Other: $2,641,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $409,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $779,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,289,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,939,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,311,000
    Interest Earnings: $99,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,320,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,952,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,655,000
    Public Welfare: $1,982,000
    Other: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,511,000
    Other License: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,241,000

Grand Forks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $868,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,901,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,862,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,134,000
    Regular Highways: $6,933,000
    General - Other: $2,641,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $409,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $779,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $109,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,228,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,289,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,939,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,311,000
    Interest Earnings: $99,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,555,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,320,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,952,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,655,000
    Public Welfare: $1,982,000
    Other: $269,000
  • Tax - Property: $23,511,000
    Other License: $91,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,241,000

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
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 in Grand Forks, ND
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Grand Forks, ND - 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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