Grand Forks, North Dakota 

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Population

55,950

+7.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$44,134

Median Home Price

$225,300

Median Age

28.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 3.2

summer / winter

Best Places to Live in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Small town/College town - Extreme eastern North Dakota along Red River, 60 miles south of Canadian border. July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Forks, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: North Dakota
County: Grand Forks County
Metro Area: Grand Forks Metro Area
City: Grand Forks
Zip Codes: 58201 58203 58202
Cost of Living: -11.8% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 840 ft above sea level

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Grand Forks, ND Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Small-town atmosphere
Cool summers
Cost of living
Cons
Cold winters
Isolation
Future job growth

What Bert Has To Say About Grand Forks Metro Area

Grand Forks is located along the U.S. 2 east-west highway corridor at the Minnesota border. It is the home of the University of North Dakota, the state’s oldest and largest institute of higher learning. The downtown area is typically Midwestern with small shops and an assortment of mostly brick commercial buildings. Primary industries are related to the university or agriculture—the Red River Valley location contains some of the most fertile land in the world—and the Grand Forks Air Force Base adds to the economy.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Grand Forks is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Grand Forks jobs have decreased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Forks's cost of living is 11.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Grand Forks's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Forks, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Grand Forks county remained strongly Republican, 54.8% to 41.6%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Grand Forks's population is 55,950 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 13.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Grand Forks is Real Estate: $225,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.8%.

SCHOOLS
Grand Forks public schools spend $13,434 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.4 students per teacher in Grand Forks. More Education



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Housing Market in Grand Forks

It's a good time to buy in Grand Forks. Home Appreciation is up 0.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Grand Forks is $225,300.
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Reviews for Grand Forks   21 Reviews
Mindnumbing place to live - 4/15/2019
I lived here for about a year and I can't say many good things about it. I'll start with the positives, it has low crime rate and stores are all close by. Negatives... Read More

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The Grand Adventure - 4/8/2017
I am a black male and recently moved to the area do to a job offer. For the most part the people are friendly. However if you are black be prepared to give an... Read More

Employment at UND - 8/28/2013
If you try to get a job here, please know that there is a strong culture of support for bullying and verbal abuse. The HR department openly supports and assists... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
58201 58203 58202

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