Granite Falls is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,493 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Granite Falls is the 149th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Granite Falls are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Unlike some cities, Granite Falls isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Granite Falls are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Granite Falls is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granite Falls who work in sales jobs (10.34%), food service (9.16%), and teaching (8.49%).
One downside of living in Granite Falls, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.40 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Granite Falls is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.71% of adults 25 and older in Granite Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Granite Falls in 2010 was $27,780, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,120 for a family of four. However, Granite Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Granite Falls is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Granite Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Granite Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Granite Falls include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Granite Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.