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Grand Forks County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, its population was 66,861, making it the
third-most populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat and largest community is Grand Forks. The county was created in 1873 and later
organized in 1875.
Grand Forks County is included in the Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for its location at the junction of the Red Lake River with the Red River of the North.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for the then-village of Grand Forks, which itself was named for its location at the junction of the Red Lake River with the Red River of the North. Government organized: Commissioners were designated in July 1873 but organization was not completed until March 2, 1875. County Seat: Grand Forks, 1875-present.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,440 square miles (3,700 km2), of which 1,436 square miles (3,720 km2) is land and 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) (0.2%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: