Grand Forks Metro Area, North Dakota 

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Population

100,381

+3.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$48,396

Median Home Price

$212,400

Median Age

31.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 3.3

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Grand Forks Metro Area, 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 the Grand Forks metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: North Dakota
County:
Metro Area: Grand Forks Metro Area
City: Grand Forks, Grand Forks AFB, 52 total
Zip Codes: 58201, 58203, 58204, 58251, 58278, 58202, 58267, 58256, 58228, 58275, 16 total
Cost of Living: -13.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 840 ft above sea level
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.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Grand Forks Metro Area is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Grand Forks Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Forks Metro Area's cost of living is 13.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Grand Forks Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Grand Forks metro area remained very strongly Republican, 57.4% to 39.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Grand Forks Metro Area's population is 100,381 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 15.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Grand Forks Metro Area is Real Estate: $212,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.9%.

SCHOOLS
Grand Forks Metro Area public schools spend $12,725 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Grand Forks Metro Area. 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 2.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Grand Forks is $212,400.
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ZIP CODES IN GRAND FORKS METRO AREA, NORTH DAKOTA
58201, 58203, 58204, 58251, 58278, 58202, 58267, 58256, 58228, 58275, 16 total

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