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Published July 11, 2013, 02:18 PM

Grand Forks population growth exceeds planners' estimates

Grand Forks is experiencing population growth ahead of city planners' predictions. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate, Grand Forks picked up nearly 800 residents in 2012 for a growth rate of 1.5 percent.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

Grand Forks is experiencing population growth ahead of city planners' predictions. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate, Grand Forks picked up nearly 800 residents in 2012 for a growth rate of 1.5 percent. The city's yearly growth rate for use in its long-range land use planning only estimated 1.2 percent growth. The population bump brings Grand Forks' estimated population to 53,456.

In the same time frame, East Grand Forks saw an estimated loss of 30 residents, bringing the population to 8,548, a 0.3 percent decrease.

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