This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Grand Forks has a very low population density. Grand Forks is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Grand Forks, ND is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Grand Forks has a population density of 2,719, with 52,323 current residents.
Out of the 52,323 current residents, 51% are male and 48% are female. 45% of the residents are married and 54% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 20% Rain
- 38% Snow
38°F average temperature
- 33 years Median home age
- $133,450 Median home price
- -3.69% Home appreciation rate
- 19.67% Annual property tax
As for living in Grand Forks, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 20% rainy, and 38% snowy. The average temperature is 38°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Grand Forks, you should know that 46% of homes are owned while 45.2% of homes are rented, and 8.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $133,450, the median age of homes is 33 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.69% and the annual property tax is 19.67%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Grand Forks, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Grand Forks’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Grand Forks is 28 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 51.40% Democratic, 46.34% Republican, and 2.26% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:12
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
89%High school diploma
8%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Grand Forks, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 3.00% of residents are unemployed in Grand Forks (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Grand Forks residents: 9.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.48% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.7% are in the customer service field, 26.3% are in the sales field, 0.36% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.47%, 7.88% of residents have an associate’s degree, 19.96% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.74% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Grand Forks, you should be aware that the average commute time is 15 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Grand Forks have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.