Granite Falls, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Granite Falls, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Granite Falls had a population of 2,879 as of July 1, 2016. Granite Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Granite Falls is located at latitude 44.8108 and longitude -95.5391 in Yellow Medicine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Granite Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Yellow Medicine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 915 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Granite Falls are located in Yellow Medicine County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Chippewa County.

The City of Granite Falls (GNIS ID: 2394962) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Granite Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Granite Falls: City of Granite Falls.

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Granite Falls, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,879
Population in Households 2,764
Population in Familes 2,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 803
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 1,285
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 797
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 907 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $115,909
Average Home Value $142,530


Median Household Income $51,876
Average Household Income $64,486
Per Capita Income $28,140
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.29%
Households 0.04% -0.19%
Families 1.04% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Granite Falls, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Granite Falls to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 214 76th
Population Density1 # 359 60th
Diversity Index2 # 179 80th
Median Household Income # 480 47th
Per Capita Income # 405 55th

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