Grand Forks, ND

Map Loading GIF Please wait, loading your map...


Grand Forks, ND Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Grand Forks Housing Market Information

With 57,056 people, 24,543 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $194,153, Grand Forks real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Grand Forks, accounting for 44.13% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Grand Forks include single-family detached homes ( 37.98%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.22%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 7.08%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

People in Grand Forks primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Grand Forks has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Grand Forks built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Grand Forks built between 1940-1969 ( 22.92%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 19.68%). There's also some housing in Grand Forks built before 1939 ( 12.04%).

Grand Forks Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Grand Forks has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Grand Forks real estate appreciated 30.40% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.69%, putting Grand Forks in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Grand Forks definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Grand Forks appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Grand Forks's appreciation rate has been -2.10%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Grand Forks were at -1.53%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -5.97%.

Notably, Grand Forks's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to North Dakota, our data show that Grand Forks's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in North Dakota.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Grand Forks differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Grand Forks - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Grand Forks real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,055,000 0.1
$791,001 - $1,055,000 0.8
$528,001 - $791,000 2.1
$422,001 - $528,000 2.9
$316,001 - $422,000 10.5
$211,001 - $316,000 27.5
$106,001 - $211,000 41.6
$53,001 - $106,000 7.4
$0 - $53,000 7.2

High for ND
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
39.6233576642336 25.4385964912281

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Grand Forks Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
96.27% 3.57%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$868 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 41.19
Renters 58.81
Vacant 6.41

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Grand Forks HOMES
2000 or Newer 19.7
1970 - 1999 45.4
1940 - 1969 22.9
1939 or Older 12.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 38.0
Townhomes 7.1
Small Apt. Buildings 8.2
Apt. Complexes 44.1
Mobile Homes 2.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.62
1 Bedroom 18.98
2 Bedrooms 33.07
3 Bedrooms 24.74
4 Bedrooms 14.98
5 or more bedrooms 5.61