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Playing catch-up: Personal income in Grand Forks catches up to national average


GRAND FORKS — The oil boom and a few good years in the agriculture sector are making North Dakota wealthier.

But Grand Forks is only now catching up to the rest of the nation.

Grand Forks’ per capita personal income, the largest share of which is typically wages and salaries, was consistently below the U.S. figure for nearly the past four decades. The same was true for North Dakota’s other two largest population centers, Bismarck and Fargo.

But that changed after 2010.

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at aroundtown.areavoices.com. 
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