East Grand Forks is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 8,643 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Grand Forks who work in office and administrative support (12.51%), sales jobs (10.13%), and management occupations (8.09%).
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 16.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in East Grand Forks who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.57% of adults in East Grand Forks have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in East Grand Forks in 2010 was $26,658, 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 $106,632 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 German, Irish, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in East Grand Forks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.