Grand Forks County ND Information


Grand Forks County Subdivisions

Grand Forks County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 72,277
Population in Households 68,158
Population in Familes 47,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,119
Population Density1 50
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 30,172
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 16,522
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,848 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,324 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,123 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $173,807
Average Home Value $201,262


Median Household Income $50,830
Average Household Income $71,796
Per Capita Income $30,235
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 1.43%
Households 1.54% 1.64%
Families 1.33% 1.5%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Grand Forks County ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Forks County to the other 53 counties and county equivalents in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 94th
Population Density1 # 3 96th
Diversity Index2 # 11 81st
Median Household Income # 34 38th
Per Capita Income # 42 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.