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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexGrand ForksNorth DakotaNational
Income per capita$31,741$33,107$29,829
Median household income$50,194$59,114$55,322
Median income owner occupied$84,148$76,410$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,486$36,149$35,192
Median earnings male$35,459$41,306$36,919
Median earnings female$26,766$26,342$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%1.9%4.7%
Poverty level17.9%11.2%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Grand Forks is 6% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Grand Forks is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Grand Forks is 33% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Grand Forks is 19% higher than the national average

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      $33,459 $50,194 $100,388
      City
      $39,405 $59,114 $118,228
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Grand Forks median earnings by income bracket

      Grand Forks employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.2%9.2%
      Manufacturing sector8.9%8.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.9%2.9%
      Wholesale & retail services18.4%18.4%
      Public administration4.1%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%7.4%
      Education, health & social services23.5%23.5%
      Other24.5%24.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Thompson, ND1,143$100,50081.7%
      Manvel, ND325$86,25055.9%
      Fisher, MN517$75,00035.6%
      East Grand Forks, MN8,555$58,4385.6%
      Grand Forks, ND56,588$50,1949.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Caldwell, ID56,734$55,0690.5%
      Shoreline, WA56,835$91,52465.4%
      Euless, TX56,334$67,18121.4%
      Smyrna, GA56,333$77,71340.5%
      Valdosta, GA56,320$33,58339.3%
      Grand Forks, ND56,588$50,1949.3%
      Source: The Grand Forks, ND employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).