ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
GRAND MARAIS COMMUNITY PROFILE
Minnesota > All counties > Cook County > Grand Marais
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Grand Marais, Minnesota, MN

Send us your Grand Marais photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Grand Marais
Blog about Grand Marais
Grand Marais map

Sponsored Ads

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from French for "great marsh."

The latitude of Grand Marais is 47.750N. The longitude is -90.334W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,427.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,493
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grand Marais demographic reports
Grand Marais is on Lake Superior.
Former and merged names include:
· Hiawatha
Local foods: bismarks (jelly-filled doughnuts)
Local festivals include:
  • Arts Fair - July 14-15, 2007
  • North Shore Dragon Boat Festival - July 26-29, 2007
  • Winter Tracks Festival - March 1-4, 2007
  • Fall Migration Birding Festival - Oct. 26-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Grand Marais web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cascade River State Park, Grand Portage State Park, Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Superior National Forest
Scenic roads: North Shore Scenic Drive
Historic sites and museums: Lightkeepers House, Johnson Heritage Post, Grand Portage National Monument, Cook County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Stetson University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

Listed places near Grand Marais

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Grand Marais
Cook County
Minnesota
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Marais demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55604 ZIP code.

Grand Marais, MN locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Grand Marais Web sites

Ancestry & family history

21% of Grand Marais residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Marais ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Attractions
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Marais was $21,863, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

30% of Grand Marais residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Grand Marais festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Grand Marais festival web sites:

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Grand Marais
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Grand Marais, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $816.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Grand Marais include Grand Marais Public Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Grand Marais include Cook County News-Herald, Cook County Star

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WMLS.

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Marais political report.

Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Grand Marais workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel
Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Minnesota community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

Grand Marais, MN

Pros: Potential for growth

Cons: Slow to change or consider new ideas

This is a good place to Get away from it all

Read the Entire Review
Read Other Reviews


Visit the Reader Blog Page
Visit the ePodunk Blog
Register for My ePodunk to:

Tell us the pros & cons of Grand Marais
Blog about Grand Marais

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Grand Marais:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!