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

The community of Grand Forks is the Seat for Grand Forks County.

Grand Forks County was founded in 1873.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Grand Forks had a population of 66,414 people. This is an increase of 0.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 66,109 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Grand Forks represented 10.29% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 53 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201066,861+1.14%+0.67% since 2009
200966,414+0.46%-0.43% since 2008
200866,703+0.9%+0.97% since 2007
200066,109The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Grand Forks County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Grand Forks County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Grand Forks   51,21649,3213.84% increase  
Larimore   1,2991,4339.35% decrease  
Thompson   9541,0065.17% decrease  
Northwood   9139594.8% decrease  
Emerado   4825105.49% decrease  

Websites for Grand Forks County

Official Website:   www.grandforkscountygov.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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