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East Grand Forks, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of East Grand Forks had a population of 8,850 as of July 1, 2016. East Grand Forks ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 East Grand Forks is located at latitude 47.9283 and longitude -97.0137 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Grand Forks (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of East Grand Forks (GNIS ID: 2394599) 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 East Grand Forks 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 East Grand Forks: City of East Grand Forks.

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


Total Population 8,850
Population in Households 8,782
Population in Familes 6,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 1,497
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 3,570
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,340 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,230 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $149,029
Average Home Value $163,008


Median Household Income $57,210
Average Household Income $70,854
Per Capita Income $28,771
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.29%
Households 0.37% 0.26%
Families 0.23% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

East Grand Forks, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Grand Forks 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 # 105 89th
Population Density1 # 137 85th
Diversity Index2 # 137 85th
Median Household Income # 327 64th
Per Capita Income # 361 60th

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