Granite Falls, MN

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2022 Population
2,423
1.74% 1-year decline
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
0.708% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
17.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,350
8.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$148,100
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,149
7.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Granite Falls, MN had a population of 2.42k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $58,350. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Granite Falls, MN declined from 2,466 to 2,423, a −1.74% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,582 to $58,350, a 8.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Granite Falls, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.17%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.18%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.97%).

None of the households in Granite Falls, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Granite Falls, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Granite Falls, MN are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (690 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Granite Falls, MN was $148,100, and the homeownership rate was 73%.

Most people in Granite Falls, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Granite Falls, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Granite Falls, MN is home to a population of 2.42k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.07% of Granite Falls, MN residents were born outside of the country (26 people).

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2k people) in Granite Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 82 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Granite Falls, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Granite Falls, MN was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Granite Falls, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 220
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    101 ± 50
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    82 ± 44.9
7.51%
Hispanic Population
182 people

In 2022, there were 19.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2k people) in Granite Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 82 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.51% of the people in Granite Falls, MN are hispanic (182 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Granite Falls, MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26 people
0.973%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24 people

As of 2022, 1.07% of Granite Falls, MN residents (26 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Granite Falls, MN was 0.973%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    50 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    26 ± 18
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    11 ± 20

Granite Falls, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Granite Falls, MN employs 1.15k people. The largest industries in Granite Falls, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (272 people), Retail Trade (155 people), and Educational Services (112 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($84,000), Manufacturing ($75,227), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,139).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.15k
2022 Value
± 160
7.38%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Granite Falls, MN grew at a rate of 7.38%, from 1.07k employees to 1.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Granite Falls, MN, are Management Occupations (148 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (142 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (131 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Granite Falls, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.15k
2022 Value
± 160
7.38%
1 Year growth
± 19.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Granite Falls, MN grew at a rate of 7.38%, from 1.07k employees to 1.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Granite Falls, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (272 people), Retail Trade (155 people), and Educational Services (112 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Granite Falls, MN, though some of these residents may live in Granite Falls, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,140
Median earning men ± $5,108
$26,055
Median earning women ± $4,116

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($150,833), Manufacturing ($76,098), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,139).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($42,292), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,625), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($28,152).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Granite Falls, MN awarded 690 degrees. The student population of Granite Falls, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,631 male students and 1,721 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Granite Falls, MN are White (470 and 68.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (78 and 11.4%), Black or African American (53 and 7.77%), and Unknown (25 and 3.67%).

The largest universities in Granite Falls, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota West Community and Technical College (690 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Granite Falls, MN are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (194 and 28.1%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (72 and 10.4%), and Lineworker (45 and 6.52%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,352 students enrolled in Granite Falls, MN, 48.7% men and 51.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,516 records, of which 48.8% were women and 51.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 72 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Granite Falls, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 72 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Granite Falls, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
690 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Minnesota West Community and Technical College with 690 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 276 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Granite Falls, MN, which is 0.667 times less than the 414 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 470 degrees mean that there were 6.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,848) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($636) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Granite Falls, MN was $148,100 in 2022, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,000 to $148,100, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Granite Falls, MN is 73%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Granite Falls, MN have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Granite Falls, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$148,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,558
$806
Median Property Taxes
±$137

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Granite Falls, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73%
Homeownership
2022
59.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73% of the housing units in Granite Falls, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9503
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

The following map shows all of the places in Granite Falls, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$58,350
Median Household Income
± $3,879
1.1k
Number of Households
± 160

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.1k households in Granite Falls, MN grew to $58,350 from the previous year's value of $53,582.

The following chart displays the households in Granite Falls, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Granite Falls, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Carpooled (14.6%)
  3. Walked (5.43%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in Granite Falls, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.6%) and those who walked to work (5.43%).

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Commute Time

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Granite Falls, MN have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Granite Falls, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Granite Falls, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Granite Falls, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Granite Falls, MN (253 out of 2.34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Granite Falls, MN is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.4% of the population of Granite Falls, MN has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.766% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chippewa County, MN see 1073 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.01% decrease from the previous year (1084 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1960 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1470 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,073 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chippewa County, MN

Primary care physicians in Chippewa County, MN see an average of 1,073 patients per year. This represents a 1.01% decrease from the previous year (1,084 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chippewa County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 23.8% between 18 and 34 years, 29.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.7% were men and 48.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.55%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
19.9%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.766%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Granite Falls, MN declined by 22.1% from 3.28% to 2.55%.

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