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Grand Forks
  • Town in North Dakota

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Grand Forks is a town in North Dakota with a population of 58,935. Grand Forks is in Grand Forks County and is one of the best places to live in North Dakota. Living in Grand Forks offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Grand Forks there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Grand Forks and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Grand Forks are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$927
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Grand Forks Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    206.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    51.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    32.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    622.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,154.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    209.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Grand Forks

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,079
National
$75,149

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