Income/capita 4%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 43%
IndexGrand ForksNorth DakotaNational
Income per capita$28,513$33,107$29,829
Median household income$47,593$59,114$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,040$76,410$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,041$36,149$35,192
Median earnings male$30,035$41,306$36,919
Median earnings female$19,711$26,342$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%1.9%4.7%
Poverty level20.6%11.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Grand Forks is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Grand Forks is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Grand Forks is 43% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Grand Forks is 36% higher than the national average

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      Grand Forks employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.7%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector8.7%2.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services19.5%16.1%
      Public administration5.7%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%0.9%
      Education, health & social services18.3%47.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thompson, ND1,196$88,12559%
      Manvel, ND390$66,87521%
      East Grand Forks, MN8,636$54,4632%
      Fisher, MN462$51,2507%
      Grand Forks, ND55,831$47,59314%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Peters, MO55,820$72,92732%
      Corvallis, OR55,766$43,92221%
      Manhattan, KS55,909$45,99217%
      Kettering, OH55,720$51,4417%
      Pflugerville, TX55,712$77,89941%
      Grand Forks, ND55,831$47,59314%
      Source: The Grand Forks, ND employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).