Demographics in Grand Forks, BC

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Grand Forks?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 4,238 -0.7%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 4,050
Male population 1,920 47.4%
Female population 2,130 52.6%
Average age 50.4
Male population 47.4%
Female population 52.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 520 12.8%
15 to 24 305 7.5%
25 to 34 310 7.6%
35 to 44 370 9.1%
45 to 54 520 12.8%
55 to 64 685 16.9%
Over 65 1,345 33.2%
Under 14 12.8%
15 to 24 7.5%
25 to 34 7.6%
35 to 44 9.1%
45 to 54 12.8%
55 to 64 16.9%
Over 65 33.2%
There are 4,050 residents in Grand Forks, with an average age of 50.4. Males make up 47.4% of the population, while females account for 52.6%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Grand Forks (1,345 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (685 people).

What is the marital status of Grand Forks residents?

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% of Total
Married 1,550 43.9%
Common law 390 11.0%
Single 710 20.1%
Separated 135 3.8%
Divorced 330 9.4%
Widowed 415 11.8%
Married 43.9%
Common law 11.0%
Single 20.1%
Separated 3.8%
Divorced 9.4%
Widowed 11.8%
A total of 710 people in Grand Forks have never been married (which represents 20.1% of the population). Wedded people in Grand Forks (1,550 locals) account for 43.9% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 11% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 390 people).

What are the employment statistics in Grand Forks?

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Unemployment rate 9.3%
% of Total
Management 190 12.5%
Business, finance and administration 155 10.2%
Natural and applied sciences 45 3.0%
Health 120 7.9%
Education, law, community and government services 155 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 35 2.3%
Sales and service 360 23.6%
Trades and transport 300 19.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 60 3.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 105 6.9%
Management 12.5%
Business, finance and administration 10.2%
Natural and applied sciences 3.0%
Health 7.9%
Education, law, community and government services 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.3%
Sales and service 23.6%
Trades and transport 19.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 3.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 6.9%
Grand Forks has an unemployment rate of 9.3%. Regarding the most common jobs in Grand Forks, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (360 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (300 individuals) and Management (190 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Grand Forks?

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% of Total
English 3,840 99.0%
French 30 0.8%
English and French 5 0.1%
Neither English nor French 5 0.1%
The majority of Grand Forks residents (that’s 99%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Grand Forks?

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Median household income $49,097
Median after-tax household income $44,570
The median household income in Grand Forks is $49,097, while the median after-tax household income sits at $44,570 per year.

How many households are there in Grand Forks?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 1,870
Owned households 1,485 79.4%
Rented households 385 20.6%
Owned households 79.4%
Rented households 20.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.1
% of Total
1 person 655 35.1%
2 person 790 42.4%
3 person 200 10.7%
4 person 145 7.8%
5 person 75 4.0%
1 person 35.1%
2 person 42.4%
3 person 10.7%
4 person 7.8%
5 person 4.0%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 1,040 76.5%
35 to 44 240 17.6%
45 to 54 40 2.9%
55 to 64 15 1.1%
Over 65 25 1.8%
Under 34 76.5%
35 to 44 17.6%
45 to 54 2.9%
55 to 64 1.1%
Over 65 1.8%
There is a total of 1,870 households in Grand Forks, 79.4% of which are owner-occupied and 20.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Grand Forks is 2.1 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (790 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (655 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is under 34 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Grand Forks, at 76.5%.

What are the housing characteristics in Grand Forks?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 265 14.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 265 14.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 220 11.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 385 20.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 190 10.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 360 19.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 130 7.0%
After 2011 50 2.7%
Before 1945 14.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 14.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 20.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 10.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 7.0%
After 2011 2.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 10 0.5%
1 bedroom 130 7.0%
2 bedrooms 560 30.0%
3 bedrooms 645 34.5%
4 or more bedroom 525 28.1%
No bedrooms 0.5%
1 bedroom 7.0%
2 bedrooms 30.0%
2 bedrooms 34.5%
4 or more bedroom 28.1%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,445 77.3%
Apartments 5 0.3%
Attached homes 375 20.0%
Movable homes 45 2.4%
Single-detached homes 77.3%
Apartments 0.3%
Attached homes 20.0%
Movable homes 2.4%
Median home value $234,786
Average home value $248,441

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 1,240 66.5%
Major repairs 175 9.4%
Minor repairs 450 24.1%
Regular maintenance 66.5%
Minor repairs 24.1%
Major repairs 9.4%
Single-detached houses account for 77.3% of the residential buildings in Grand Forks. Apartments make up 0.3% of the Grand Forks housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $234,786 and the average figure sits at $248,441. Of all the properties in Grand Forks, 3 bedrooms units include 645 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 560 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (66.5%) and minor repairs (24.1%).

What is the education level in Grand Forks?

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% of Total
No diploma 660 19.9%
High school diploma 970 29.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 455 13.7%
College diploma 780 23.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 85 2.6%
University degree 365 11.0%
No diploma 19.9%
High school diploma 29.3%
Apprenticeship diploma 13.7%
College diploma 23.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.6%
University degree 11.0%
Approximately 29.3% of the population in Grand Forks has a high school diploma (that’s 970 residents). Grand Forks locals holding a college diploma (780 people) account for 23.5% of the resident pool. Additionally, 11% of them hold a university degree (365 people).

What is the average commute time in Grand Forks?

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Average commute time 11 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 1,105 80.6%
By bicycle/by walking 230 16.8%
By other methods 25 1.8%
By car, truck or van 80.6%
By bicycle/by walking 16.8%
By other methods 1.8%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 950 83.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 195 17.0%
Commute within the same municipality 83.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 17.0%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,040 76.5%
15 to 29 minutes 240 17.6%
30 to 44 minutes 40 2.9%
45 to 59 minutes 15 1.1%
More than 60 minutes 25 1.8%
Less than 15 minutes 76.5%
15 to 29 minutes 17.6%
30 to 44 minutes 2.9%
45 to 59 minutes 1.1%
More than 60 minutes 1.8%
Most employed people in Grand Forks (1,040 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (240 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Grand Forks is 11 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Grand Forks locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2016).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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