Grand Forks AFB CDP, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Grand Forks AFB CDP, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Grand Forks Air Force Base Census Designated Place had a population of 2,580 as of July 1, 2017. Grand Forks AFB CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Forks AFB CDP is located at latitude 47.9549 and longitude -97.3866 in Grand Forks County. The formal boundaries for the Grand Forks Air Force Base Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Grand Forks Air Force Base Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393020) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Grand Forks Air Force Base Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mekinock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grand Forks County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grand Forks AFB CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Grand Forks AFB CDP: Grand Forks Air Force Base CDP.

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


Total Population 2,580
Daytime Population: Workers 1,493
Daytime Population: Residents 1,209
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,702
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 2,217
Population in Familes 2,160
Population in Group Qrtrs 363
Population Density2 317
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $50,775
Average Household Income $63,335
Per Capita Income $16,836


Total Housing Units 898 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 0.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 658 (73.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (26.2%)
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Total Households 663
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 619
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 1.2% 1.29%
Households 1.46% 1.58%
Families 1.39% 1.54%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Grand Forks AFB CDP, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Forks AFB CDP to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 22 95th
Population Density # 217 46th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 303 25th
Per Capita Income # 392 2nd

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