Grand Forks Metropolitan Area

Located in: North Dakota

Grand Forks metropolitan area comprises Grand Forks County in North Dakota (located in Planning Region IV) and Polk County in Minnesota.

DEMOGRAPHICS2000MOST RECENT DATA
Total population174,367246,145 (2019)
Median ageN/A32.5 (2015-2019)
Percent of Color6.2%15.2% (2019)
Percent with one or more disabilitiesN/A10.1% (2019)
AGING
Total older adult population (age 65+)18,49831,260 (2019)
Real median household income in 2019 dollars* (householder age 65+)N/A$49,992 (2019)
Percent of older adults with one or more disabilities (age 65+)N/A35.3% (2019)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Total youth population (age 0-17)41,67056,901 (2019)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Percent of residents who volunteered in the past year (age 16+)N/A39.9% (2019)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Total young child population (age 0-4)11,29717,164 (2019)
Young children enrolled in preschool (age 3-4) N/A37.4% (2015-2019)
Young children for whom all parents are working (age 0-5)N/A81.3% (2015-2019)
ECONOMY
Total nonfarm jobs123,935181,805 (2019)
Total farm jobs2,4341,843 (2019)
Real per capita GDP (in 2012 dollars)N/A$55,148 (2019)
Real median household income in 2019 dollars*N/A$62,820 (2019)
Individuals below the federal poverty level*8.4%11.5% (2019)
HEALTH
Adults with diagnosed diabetes (age 20+)N/A7.6% (2017)
Adults who are obese (age 20+)N/A31.9% (2017)
Residents without health insurance (under age 65)N/A5.6% (2019)
HOUSING
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs*N/A25.8% (2019)
Homeownership rateN/A52.5% (2019)
WORKFORCE
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)N/A40.4% (2019)
Proportion of adults working (age 16-64)N/A83.7% (2019)

Notes:

In this table, the most recent data uses metropolitan and micropolitan boundary delineations issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in September 2018. Data for the year 2000 refer to one of the prior OMB boundary delineations. Compared to 2000, the September 2018 revision resulted in boundary changes for the Bismarck metropolitan area (gained one county).

* Figures for individuals below the poverty level, median household income, and households paying 30% or more of their income for housing were collected from the 2000 decennial census, which asked about income during 1999. Elsewhere on the Compass site these figures are reported as 1999 data, but they are listed here in the 2000 column for comparison purposes.

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

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

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