Housing Basics

The data used on this page is the most up-to-date information provided by the US Census Bureau.
2013 information will be provided when it is released.

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WHERE DO PEOPLE LIVE IN . . .?

 Grand Forks

In 2012, Grand Forks had a total of 24,000 housing units, 5% of which were vacant. 
  • 27% of the existing housing stock was built after 1990
  • 48% of units are owner occupied, 52% renter occupied
  • Median number of rooms per unit is 5
  • 44% of units have 3 or more bedrooms
  

North Dakota 

In 2012, North Dakota had a total of 329,000 housing units, 12% of which were vacant. 
  • 28% of the existing housing stock was built after 1990
  • 65% of units are owner occupied, 35% renter occupied
  • Median number of rooms per unit is 6
  • 58% of units have 3 or more bedrooms
  

United States

In 2012, the United States had a total of 132.5 million housing units, 12% of which were vacant. 
  • 30% of the existing housing stock was built after 1990
  • 64% of units are owner occupied, 36% renter occupied
  • Median number of rooms per unit is 6
  • 60% of units have 3 or more bedrooms
 

 

WHAT DO HOUSEHOLDS LOOK LIKE IN . . .?

Grand Forks

Average household size is 2.2 people

38% of households are married-couple families

5% are female head-of-household families with children under 18 years

51% are non-family households; this includes individuals living alone and “roommate” households of unrelated individuals

  

North Dakota

The average household size is 2.3 people 

48% of households married-couple families 

6% are female head-of-household families with children under 18 years. 

40% are non-family households
  

United Sates

Average household size is 2.6 people. 

48% of households are married-couple families

7% are female head-of-household families with  children under 18 years

34% are non-family households 
 

WHAT DOES IT COST TO LIVE IN . . .? 

"Monthly housing cost" includes payments for rent, mortgages, real estate taxes, relevant insurances, utilities, fuels, mobile home costs, and condominium fees.  If a household spends more than 30% of its income for housing costs, it is considered "cost burdened."

 

 

Grand Forks

Median monthly housing cost was:

• $1,322 for mortgaged owners
• $483 for nonmortgaged owners
• $673 for renters

 In Grand Forks, 24% of owners with mortgages, 9% of owners without mortgages, and 50% percent of renters were cost burdened.
  
 

North Dakota

Median monthly housing cost was:

• $1,205 for mortgaged owners 
• $394 for nonmortgaged owners
• $644 for renters

In North Dakota, 17% of owners with mortgages, 8% of owners without mortgages, and 35% of renters were cost burdened.
  
 

United States

Median monthly housing cost was:

• $1,460 for mortgaged owners was
• $434 for nonmortgaged owners  
• $884 for renters

In the United States, 34% of owners with mortgages, 15% of owners without mortgages, and 52% of renters were cost burdened.

 

The above data is taken from the US Census American FactFInder 2012