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The City of Grand Rapids had a population of 11,566 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Rapids is located at latitude 47.2375 and longitude -93.5322 in Itasca County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Rapids (see map below) encompass a land area of 22.53 sq. miles and a water area of 1.88 sq. miles. Itasca County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,289 feet.

The City of Grand Rapids (GNIS ID: 2394953) 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 Rapids population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Grand Rapids, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,566
Daytime Population: Workers 11,164
Daytime Population: Residents 6,728
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,892
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 10,881
Population in Familes 8,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 685
Population Density2 513
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $52,338
Average Household Income $70,549
Per Capita Income $30,526


Total Housing Units 5,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,066 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,825 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $150,707
Average Home Value $171,967


Total Households 4,891
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 2,804
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 0.86% 0.65%
Households 0.8% 0.62%
Families 0.87% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.58%

Grand Rapids, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Rapids 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 # 91 90th
Population Density # 482 47th
Diversity Index # 337 63rd
Median Household Income # 537 41st
Per Capita Income # 335 63rd

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