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Garfield is a township in Polk County, in the Grand Forks metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Garfield. For links to other places called Garfield, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Garfield is 47.538N. The longitude is -96.26W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 391.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Garfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk 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 56540 ZIP code.
16% of Garfield residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Garfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Garfield was $15,760, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Garfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Garfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Garfield political report.
The average commute time for Garfield workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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