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People

Total Population 10,996
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,849
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $24,258
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree $11,788

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,140
% Above Poverty Level 81.6%
% Below Poverty Level 18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $614
Median House Value $139,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 15.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grand Rapids Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles NW of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles N of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Itasca
Standard Zip Codes 55744
P.O. Box Zip Codes 55730
Company Zip Codes 55745
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.237
Longitude -93.53

Grand Rapids Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRAND RAPIDS FOREST LAB
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 17 F
Apr Temp 28 to 54 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 28.7 inches
Station POKEGAMA DAM
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 56 to 78 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 28.3 inches
Station SANDY LAKE DAM LIBBY
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 17 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bovey 830 $40,268
Calumet 425 $0
Cohasset 2,737 $68,182
Coleraine 1,881 $55,893
Marble 567 $45,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grand Rapids Public Libraries

Library
Grand Rapids Area Library
140 NE 2ND STREET
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
(218) 326-7640
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Grand Rapids Hospitals

GRAND ITASCA CLINIC AND HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1601 GOLF COURSE ROAD
(218) 326-3401
Emergency Service: Yes

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Grand Rapids High Schools

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GRAND RAPIDS SR.
800 CONIFER DR. N.W.
218-327-5760
Serves 1,306 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

GRAND RAPIDS ALC
1851 E. HWY. 169
218-327-4346
A Non-traditional School
Serves 68 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

ITASKIN JUVENILE CENTER
820 NW FIRST AVE.
218-327-5700
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 27 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

SUCCESS PROGRAM
820 NW 1 AVE
218-327-5700
A Non-traditional School
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

NORTHLAND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
800 CONIFER DR NW
218-327-5760
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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