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Granite Falls, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Granite Falls had a population of 2,820 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Granite Falls, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,820
Daytime Population: Workers 1,874
Daytime Population: Residents 1,428
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,302
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 2,705
Population in Familes 2,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density2 787
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $56,652
Average Household Income $68,111
Per Capita Income $29,445


Total Housing Units 1,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 873 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $118,182
Average Home Value $145,585


Total Households 1,248
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 774
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.6%
Households -0.37% -0.6%
Families 0.49% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2017 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 # 217 76th
Population Density # 369 59th
Diversity Index # 180 80th
Median Household Income # 398 56th
Per Capita Income # 396 56th

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