East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Polk County


East Grand Forks is the largest city ( with a status of "City" ) of Polk County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. In 2010, East Grand Forks had 8601 inhabitants.

East Grand Forks is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Greater Grand Forks.


East Grand Forks is located in northwestern Minnesota to the mouth of the southern arm of the Red Lake River in the border into North Dakota forming Red River of the North. The geographical coordinates of East Grand Forks are 47 ° 55'48 " north latitude and 97 ° 01'28 " west longitude. The city covers an area of ​​15.31 km ².

Towns nearby are Grand Forks, North Dakota on the opposite bank of the Red River and Fisher (22,5 km to the southeast ).

The nearest major cities are Fargo, North Dakota (130 km south), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (238 km north), Duluth Lake Superior ( 426 km east-southeast ) and Minneapolis (507 km south-east ).

The border with Canada is located 142 km north.


The leading along the Red Lake River U.S. Highway 2 runs through East Grand Forks and crosses the Red River over a bridge to North Dakota. From north to south also runs the Minnesota State Route 220 ​​through the city of East Grand Forks. All other roads are minor roads, some unpaved roadways and within local roads.

By East Grand Forks runs a railroad regional railway company Grand Forks Subdivision.

The Grand Forks International Airport is 14.3 kilometers west. The nearest major airports are the Hector International Airport in Fargo (127 km south), the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (241 km north ) and the Minneapolis -Saint Paul International Airport (530 km south-east ).

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in East Grand Forks 8601 people in 3488 households. The population density was 561.8 inhabitants per square kilometer. In the 3488 households lived statistically 2.45 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 91.1 percent white, 1.3 percent African American, 1.8 percent Native American, 0.6 percent Asian and 2.4 percent from other ethnic groups; 2.9 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 6.5 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.9 percent were between 18 and 64 and 13.3 percent were 65 years or older. 50.8 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 53,010. The per capita income was $ 25,315. 9.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.