Grand Marais, MN


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Grand Marais is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,327 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Grand Marais is the 305th largest community in Minnesota.

Grand Marais real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Grand Marais house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Grand Marais isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grand Marais are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grand Marais is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grand Marais who work in office and administrative support (12.52%), sales jobs (11.25%), and management occupations (11.07%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Grand Marais has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Grand Marais has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Grand Marais than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Grand Marais may be for you.

One of the benefits of Grand Marais is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.17 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Grand Marais is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.04% of adults in Grand Marais have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grand Marais in 2010 was $28,554, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,216 for a family of four. However, Grand Marais contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Grand Marais home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Marais residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Marais include Swedish, Norwegian, Irish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Grand Marais is English. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Chinese.

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