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People

Total Population 2,471
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 22.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,197
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,944
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $663
Median House Value $98,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 6.1%

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

Granite Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles SW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
Standard Zip Codes 56241
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.81
Longitude -95.545

Granite Falls 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 MONTEVIDEO 1 SW
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Station MARSHALL
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarkfield 824 $52,788
Hanley Falls 398 $61,563
Maynard 347 $70,357

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

Granite Falls Hospitals

MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL AND GRANITE MANOR
(Government - Local)
345 TENTH AVENUE
(320) 564-3111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Granite Falls High Schools

GRANITE FALLS SR.
450 9TH AVE.
320-564-4083
Serves 397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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