Grand Rapids, MN

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Population

45,237

0.262% decline

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$52,050

5.14% growth

Number of Employees

20,287

0.855% growth

Median Property Value

$156,100

0.45% growth

About

In 2017, Grand Rapids, MN had a population of 45.2k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $52,050. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grand Rapids, MN declined from 45,356 to 45,237, a -0.262% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,507 to $52,050, a 5.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Grand Rapids, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), White (Hispanic) (0.913%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.418%). N/A% of the people in Grand Rapids, MN speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grand Rapids, MN are Itasca Community College (306 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Grand Rapids, MN is $156,100, and the homeownership rate is 80.4%. Most people in Grand Rapids, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Grand Rapids, MN is 2 cars per household.

Grand Rapids, MN borders Bemidji, MN, Brainerd, MN, and Duluth, MN-WI.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Grand Rapids, MN employs 20.3k people. The largest industries in Grand Rapids, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,651 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,657), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,486).

Median household income in Grand Rapids, MN is $52,050. Males in Grand Rapids, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Grand Rapids, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,050

2017 value

± $1,877

5.14%

1 Year Growth

± 4.79%

Households in Grand Rapids, MN have a median annual income of $52,050, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,507 in 2016, which represents a 5.14% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grand Rapids, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grand Rapids, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $100,963, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $100,324 and $95,124.

The following map shows all of the counties in Grand Rapids, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grand Rapids, MN (5.55k out of 44.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,827 ± 422

  2. Native American

    343 ± 84

  3. Two Or More

    319 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grand Rapids, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

20.3k

2017 Value

± 715

0.855%

1 Year growth

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand Rapids, MN grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 20.1k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grand Rapids, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,522 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,890 people), and Management Occupations (1,675 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grand Rapids, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grand Rapids, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,522 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,890 people), and Management Occupations (1,675 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Grand Rapids, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.52 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grand Rapids, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,637), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,395), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.3k

2017 Value

± 715

0.855%

1 Year growth

± 4.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grand Rapids, MN grew at a rate of 0.855%, from 20.1k employees to 20.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grand Rapids, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,651 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grand Rapids, MN, though some of these residents may live in Grand Rapids, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Grand Rapids, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,651 people), Retail Trade (2,396 people), and Manufacturing (1,899 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Grand Rapids, MN has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.68 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.77 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grand Rapids, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,657), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,486).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.4B

  2. $22.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.4B, followed by Nonmetal min. prods. ($22.8B) and Cereal grains ($22.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$351B

2020 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

37.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $351B. This is expected to increase 37.9% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $26.2B

  3. $14.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $29.1B, followed by Iowa with $26.2B and Illinois and $14.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93% of the population of Grand Rapids, MN has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Grand Rapids, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Grand Rapids, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7%

Uninsured

45.4%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grand Rapids, MN declined by 14.9% from 8.23% to 7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grand Rapids, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Grand Rapids, MN is home to a population of 45.2k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.01% of Grand Rapids, MN residents were born outside of the country (457 people).

In 2017, there were 25.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Grand Rapids, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grand Rapids, MN was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Grand Rapids, MN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Grand Rapids, MN residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

457 people

1.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

458 people

As of 2017, 1.01% of Grand Rapids, MN residents (457 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grand Rapids, MN was 1.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Grand Rapids, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grand Rapids, MN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Grand Rapids, MN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    41.7k ± 50

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    1.61k ± 148

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1k ± 167

In 2017, there were 25.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.7k people) in Grand Rapids, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Grand Rapids, MN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,864 ± 179

  2. Korea

    392 ± 73

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    329 ± 89

Grand Rapids, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Grand Rapids, MN awarded 306 degrees. The student population of Grand Rapids, MN is skewed towards men, with 615 male students and 596 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grand Rapids, MN are White (252 and 83.4%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 6.29%), Two or More Races (12 and 3.97%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 1.99%).

The largest universities in Grand Rapids, MN by number of degrees awarded are Itasca Community College (306 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grand Rapids, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (114 and 37.3%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (42 and 13.7%), and Pre-Engineering (42 and 13.7%).

The median tuition costs in Grand Rapids, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 114 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grand Rapids, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 114 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

306 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Grand Rapids, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Itasca Community College with 306 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

130

Degrees Awarded to Men

176

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 130 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grand Rapids, MN, which is 0.739 times less than the 176 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Grand Rapids, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    252 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grand Rapids, MN were to White students. These 252 degrees mean that there were 13.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grand Rapids, MN was $156,100 in 2017, which is 0.68 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $155,400 to $156,100, a 0.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Grand Rapids, MN is 80.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grand Rapids, MN have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grand Rapids, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$156,100

2017 Median

± $3,594

$155,400

2016 Median

± $3,646

In 2017, the median property value in Grand Rapids, MN grew to to $156,100 from the previous year's value of $155,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grand Rapids, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Rapids, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$52,050

Median Household Income

± $1,877

19.4k

Number of Households

± 679

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Grand Rapids, MN grew to $52,050 from the previous year's value of $49,507.

The following chart displays the households in Grand Rapids, 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grand Rapids, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grand Rapids, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.4%

2017 Homeownership

80.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.4% of the housing units in Grand Rapids, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grand Rapids, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grand Rapids, MN have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.17% of the workforce in Grand Rapids, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grand Rapids, MN was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.38%) and those who Worked At Home (4.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grand Rapids, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grand Rapids, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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