East Grand Forks is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 8,600 people and four constituent neighborhoods, East Grand Forks is the 102nd largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, East Grand Forks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Grand Forks is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Grand Forks who work in office and administrative support (13.82%), sales jobs (11.18%), and teaching (7.76%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of East Grand Forks spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of East Grand Forks citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.39% of adults in East Grand Forks have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in East Grand Forks in 2010 was $27,940, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,760 for a family of four. However, East Grand Forks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
East Grand Forks is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Grand Forks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Grand Forks residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in East Grand Forks include Norwegian, German, Irish, Swedish, and French.
The most common language spoken in East Grand Forks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.