Housing Basics

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The data used on this page is the most up-to-date information provided by the US Census Bureau.
2014 information will be provided when it is released.

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WHERE DO PEOPLE LIVE IN . . .?

 
Grand Forks

In 2013, Grand Forks had a total of 24,000 housing units, 4.8% of which were vacant. 
  • 29% of the existing housing stock was built after 1990
  • 46.5% of units are owner occupied, 53.5% renter occupied
  • Median number of rooms per unit is 5
  • 45% of units have 3 or more bedrooms
    

North Dakota 

In 2013, North Dakota had a total of 330,000 housing units, 12% of which were vacant. 
  • 27% 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 5.5
  • 59% of units have 3 or more bedrooms
    

United States

In 2013, the United States had a total of 132.4 million housing units, 12.5% 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 5.5
  • 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

7.5% are female head-of-household families

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

    

North Dakota

Average household size is 2.3 people 

49% of households married-couple families 

8% are female head-of-household families.

40% are non-family households
    

United Sates

Average household size is 2.6 people. 

48% of households are married-couple families

13% are female head-of-household families.

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:

• $1,349 for mortgaged owners
• $488 for nonmortgaged owners
• $690 for renters

 In Grand Forks, 23% of owners with mortgages, 9% of owners without mortgages, and 52% percent of renters were cost burdened (paying more than 30% of their household income).
     

North Dakota

Median monthly housing cost was:

• $1,207 for mortgaged owners 
• $410 for nonmortgaged owners
• $664 for renters

In North Dakota, 18% of owners with mortgages, 9.5% of owners without mortgages, and 40% of renters were cost burdened.
     

United States

Median monthly housing cost was:

• $1,484 for mortgaged owners was
• $446 for nonmortgaged owners  
• $900 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, 2011-2013 American Community Survey 3-year study.