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Grand Forks County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakotamarker. Its population was estimated at 66,983 in July 2007. Its county seat and largest community is Grand Forksmarker. Grand Forks County and Polk County, Minnesotamarker make up the "Grand Forksmarker, NDmarker-MNmarker Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks".


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,440 square miles (3,729 km²), of which, 1,438 square miles (3,724 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.14%) is water.


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The new Grand Forks County Office Building is located in downtown Grand Forks across from the historic Grand Forks County Courthouse
As of the census of 2000, there were 66,109 people, 25,435 households, and 15,617 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 27,373 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.00% White, 1.37% Black or African American, 2.31% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.6% were of Norwegian, 26.1% German and 5.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 25,435 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 19.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,785, and the median income for a family was $46,620. Males had a median income of $30,079 versus $21,426 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,868. About 8.0% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.



Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.

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