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The City of Grand Marais had a population of 1,403 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Marais is located at latitude 47.7587 and longitude -90.3443 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Marais (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Grand Marais (GNIS ID: 2394950) 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 Grand Marais 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 Grand Marais: City of Grand Marais.

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Grand Marais, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,403
Population in Households 1,388
Population in Familes 967
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 482
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 707
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 482 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (23.0%)
Median Home Value $241,870
Average Home Value $295,747


Median Household Income $53,141
Average Household Income $61,428
Per Capita Income $30,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.73%
Households 0.79% 0.83%
Families 2.02% 0.74%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Grand Marais, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Marais 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 # 312 66th
Population Density1 # 506 44th
Diversity Index2 # 328 64th
Median Household Income # 444 51st
Per Capita Income # 254 72nd

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