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Granite Falls is a city in Yellow Medicine County. (The community straddles Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Granite Falls. For links to other places called Granite Falls, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Granite Falls is 44.81N. The longitude is -95.545W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 919 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,991.


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Median household income
Local
$32,031
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Granite Falls demographic reports
Granite Falls is in the Minnesota River Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Palmers Creek
Granite Falls received national attention for July 2000 tornadoes which destroyed a dozen city blocks.
Well-known residents have included:
· Andrew J. Volstead, lawyer, legislator and author of the Volstead Act, which launched Prohibition
Local festivals include:
  • Western Fest - June 21-23, 2007
  • Harvest Moon Ball - Nov. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Granite Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Granite Falls attractions: Casino
Historic sites and museums: Yellow Medicine Cty Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Southwestern Technical College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Granite Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yellow Medicine 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 56241 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Granite Falls residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Granite Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Granite Falls was $18,356, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Granite Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Granite Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $694.


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Libraries in Granite Falls include Granite Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Granite Falls include Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

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Yellow Medicine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Granite Falls political report.

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The average commute time for Granite Falls workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Granite Falls include Super 8.

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