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Grand Forks, ND
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Living in Grand Forks



Grand Forks is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 58,692 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Grand Forks is the third largest community in North Dakota.

Also of interest is that Grand Forks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Grand Forks, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Grand Forks provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Not only is Grand Forks a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Grand Forks a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One of the benefits of Grand Forks is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.59 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 citizens of Grand Forks are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.87% of adults in Grand Forks have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grand Forks in 2018 was $33,716, which is middle income relative to North Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,864 for a family of four. However, Grand Forks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Grand Forks is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Grand Forks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grand Forks residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grand Forks include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Grand Forks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.