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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.
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.
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.
17% of Granite Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Granite Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $694.
Libraries in Granite Falls include Granite Falls Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Granite Falls include Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
Yellow Medicine County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Granite Falls political report.
The average commute time for Granite Falls workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Granite Falls include Super 8.
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