Grand Forks Air Force Base (CDP)

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Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
The base in 1997
The base in 1997
Coordinates: 47°57′18″N 97°23′12″W / 47.95500°N 97.38667°W / 47.95500; -97.38667Coordinates: 47°57′18″N 97°23′12″W / 47.95500°N 97.38667°W / 47.95500; -97.38667
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
CountyGrand Forks
 • Total8.1 sq mi (21.1 km2)
 • Land8.1 sq mi (21.1 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
895 ft (273 m)
 • Total2,367
 • Density291/sq mi (112.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-32140
GNIS feature ID2393020

Grand Forks Air Force Base is a census-designated place (CDP) in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States. It corresponds to Grand Forks Air Force Base, a United States Air Force installation. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 2,367,[1] down from 4,832 at the 2000 census.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census

It is part of the "Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks". According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), all land.[2]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,832 people, 1,279 households, and 1,230 families residing on the base. The population density was 590.5 people per square mile (228.1/km²). There were 1,516 housing units at an average density of 185.2/sq mi (71.6/km²). The racial makeup of the base was 80.9% White, 8.4% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population.

There were 1,279 households out of which 77.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.5% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3.8% were non-families. 3.0% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.48.

On the base the population was spread out with 38.4% under the age of 18, 20.4% from 18 to 24, 39.4% from 25 to 44, 1.7% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age Was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.9 males.

The median income for a household on the base was $36,414, and the median income for a family was $36,104. Males had a median income of $24,413 versus $17,750 for females. The per capita income for the base was $11,503. About 4.0% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under the age of 18 and none of those 65 and older.


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Grand Forks AFB CDP, North Dakota". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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