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Welcome to East Grand Forks ...

The city of East Grand Forks is located in Polk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for East Grand Forks: E. Grand Frks.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Grand Forks has a population of 8,527 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of East Grand Forks.

East Grand Forks is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: East Grand Forks lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

East Grand Forks is within the boundaries of the (218) area code.

The ZIP code for East Grand Forks: 56721<4>

Websites for East Grand Forks ...

Official Website: www.ci.east-grand-forks.mn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Grand Forks had an population of 8,527 people. This is a decrease of 0.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Grand Forks had a population of 8,601 people (or 27.22% of the total population of Polk County). This makes East Grand Forks the county's most populous community.

The population of East Grand Forks represents 0.16% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,601 people, the population of East Grand Forks increased 14.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,501 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Grand Forks.

Communities near East Grand Forks ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near East Grand Forks.

  • Thompson [Grand Forks County]
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    • Thompson [Grand Forks County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of East Grand Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,027 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson<7>
  • Emerado [Grand Forks County]
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    • Emerado [Grand Forks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of East Grand Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerado have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerado
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerado<7>
  • Fisher [Polk County]
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    • Fisher [Polk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of East Grand Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
  • Manvel [Grand Forks County]
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    • Manvel [Grand Forks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of East Grand Forks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alvarado [Marshall County]
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      • Alvarado [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of East Grand Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvarado have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oslo [Marshall County]
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      • Oslo [Marshall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of East Grand Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oslo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oslo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oslo<7>
    • Reynolds [Traill County]
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      • Reynolds [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of East Grand Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynolds have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynolds<7>
    • Mallory [Polk County]
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      • Mallory [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of East Grand Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Euclid [Polk County]
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      • Euclid [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of East Grand Forks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Mekinock [Grand Forks County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around East Grand Forks. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Grand Forks.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Grand Forks. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around East Grand Forks.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Grand Forks. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for East Grand Forks.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Grand Forks ...

Looking for more information about East Grand Forks? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for East Grand Forks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for East Grand Forks.

Adding East Grand Forks to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of East Grand Forks in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for East Grand Forks was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found East Grand Forks on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Minnesota (1932).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for East Grand Forks on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for East Grand Forks: www.ci.east-grand-forks.mn.us/

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for East Grand Forks.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Grand Forks - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as East Grand Forks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether East Grand Forks or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Grand Forks) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for East Grand Forks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Grand ForksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Grand Forks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9311, Longitude: -97.0162    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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