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Grand Forks is a city in Grand Forks County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location at the confluence of the Red River and the Red Lake River.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Grand Forks. For links to other places called Grand Forks, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Grand Forks is 47.925N. The longitude is -97.032W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,618.
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26% of Grand Forks residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Forks ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Forks was $18,395, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Grand Forks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Grand Forks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $427. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $995.
Libraries in Grand Forks include Grand Forks Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Grand Forks include Grand Forks Herald
TV stations in Grand Forks include KGFE.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUND-FM., KUND-AM.
Grand Forks County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Forks political report.
The average commute time for Grand Forks workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grand Forks between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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