Grand Forks County ND Information


Grand Forks County Subdivisions

Grand Forks County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 74,070
Daytime Population: Workers 47,887
Daytime Population: Residents 29,953
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 77,840
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 69,889
Population in Familes 48,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,181
Population Density2 52
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $51,654
Average Household Income $73,526
Per Capita Income $30,837


Total Housing Units 33,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,514 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,288 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,244 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $177,622
Average Home Value $210,234


Total Households 30,802
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 16,693
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.42% 1.42%
Households 1.62% 1.57%
Families 1.29% 1.35%
Median Household Income   3.66%
Per Capita Income   3.34%


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, 2017 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 Density # 3 96th
Diversity Index # 12 79th
Median Household Income # 41 25th
Per Capita Income # 42 23rd

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