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East Grand Forks, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of East Grand Forks had a population of 8,901 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 8,901
Daytime Population: Workers 5,191
Daytime Population: Residents 4,316
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,507
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 8,838
Population in Familes 7,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,506
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $56,882
Average Household Income $71,693
Per Capita Income $29,004


Total Housing Units 3,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,324 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,258 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $156,837
Average Home Value $170,652


Total Households 3,581
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 2,297
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 0.47% 0.34%
Households 0.36% 0.27%
Families 0.24% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 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 # 106 88th
Population Density # 136 85th
Diversity Index # 134 85th
Median Household Income # 393 57th
Per Capita Income # 415 54th

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