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Welcome to Grand Rapids ...

The city of Grand Rapids is located in Itasca County and is the County Seat for Itasca County.

The location of Grand Rapids has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Grand Rapids refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Grand Rapidian<2>

A typical abbreviation for Grand Rapids: Grand Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Grand Rapids has a population of 11,222 people<3> (see below for details).

Grand Rapids is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Grand Rapids is located in the (218) area code.

The ZIP codes for Grand Rapids: 55730, 55744-55745<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grand Rapids had a population of 10,869 people (or 24.12% of the total population of Itasca County). This makes Grand Rapids the county's most populous community.

The population of Grand Rapids represents 0.2% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,869 people, the population of Grand Rapids increased 39.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,764 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Grand Rapids had an population of 11,222 people. This is an increase of 3.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Grand Rapids ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Grand Rapids - they are located in British Columbia, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio (2) and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Grand Rapids.

Websites for Grand Rapids ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Grand Rapids. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Grand Rapids. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Rapids. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Grand Rapids:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Grand Rapids ...

Looking for more information about Grand Rapids? 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 Grand Rapids, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Grand Rapids.

Communities near Grand Rapids ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Unorganized Territory of Deer Lake   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Grand Rapids

Coleraine   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grand Rapids

Deer River   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Grand Rapids

Bovey   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grand Rapids

Marble   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grand Rapids

Taconite   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grand Rapids

Hill City   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Grand Rapids

Located in Aitkin County

Calumet   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Grand Rapids

Unorganized Territory of Little Sand Lake   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Grand Rapids

Unorganized Territory of Wahnena   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Grand Rapids

Located in Cass County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Grand Rapids.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Itasca County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand Rapids:

The official website for Itasca County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Grand Rapids refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Grand Rapids may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Grand Rapids.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Grand Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Grand Rapids). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Grand Rapids or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Grand Rapids includes: 55730, 55744 & 55745.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grand Rapids) 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 Grand Rapids. 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 Grand Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2293, Longitude: -93.5311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grand Rapids have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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