Grand Forks

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Demographics
Total population 55,839 Population Estimates, 2019 [1]
Population by race and ethnicity American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic46,712 82.7%
Of Color9,788 17.3%
American Indian1,480 2.6%
Asian1,859 3.3%
Black2,264 4.0%
Hispanic (any race)2,444 4.3%
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more races1,165 2.1%
Population by age American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 53,598 6.4%
5 to 177,408 13.1%
18 to 6438,740 68.5%
65+6,754 12.0%
Median age29.0 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population by gender American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Female27,143 48.0%
Male29,357 52.0%
Aging
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)6,360 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)1,942 30.5%
Economy
Median household income$50,076 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Population for whom poverty status is determined52,821 American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [2]
In poverty9,790 18.5% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Under 5 (percent of people under age 5)570 16.1%
5 to 17 (percent of people age 5 to 17)1,133 15.7%
18 to 64 (percent of people age 18 to 64)7,341 20.6%
65+ (percent of people age 65+)746 11.7%
Health
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population55,617 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals with one or more disabilities5,528 9.9%
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (under age 65)49,257 American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Individuals without health insurance3,704 7.5%
Housing
Cost burdened households8,423 34.2% American Community Survey, 2015-2019 [3]
Cost burdened owners (percent of homeowners)1,781 16.2%
Cost burdened renters (percent of renters)6,642 48.9%
Homeownership, number and rate11,051 43.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
White non-Hispanic10,297 47.6%
Of Colorsuppressed
Vacant housing units1,809 6.7% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Immigration
Foreign born3,595 6.4% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Speaks language other than English4,060 7.7% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Transportation
Commute time 30 minutes or longer (workers age 16+)2,570 8.5% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Workforce
Percentage of adults working (age 16 to 64) 77.6% American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Adult population by educational attainment American Community Survey, 2015-2019
Total adult population (age 25+)32,745
Less than high school1,605 4.9%
High school or equivalent7,170 21.9%
Some college or associate's degree11,834 36.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher12,136 37.1%

"Suppressed" indicates that data are unavailable, an estimate is unreliable, or data are suppressed because too few cases were recorded in the time period.

[1] Note that the total population number and the sum of population breakdowns under Demographics in the city profiles may be different. The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size and is recommended to be used for population counts. This estimate, however, does not provide breakdowns by different population characteristics. For population breakdowns by race and ethnicity, age, and gender, the American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used instead.

[2] The American Community Survey uses a subset of the population for whom household income is known to calculate poverty figures. Any individual whose poverty status or income is unknown is excluded from poverty tabulations. For this reason, the population for whom poverty status is determined is slightly smaller than the total population. See more information here: https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html.

[3] Households paying 30% or more of their gross income for housing are considered to be cost burdened.

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