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Emerado, North Dakota
The post office in Emerado
The post office in Emerado
Location of Emerado, North Dakota
Location of Emerado, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grand Forks
Metro Greater Grand Forks
Founded 1885
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
896 ft (273 m)
 • Total 443
 • Density 1,448.39/sq mi (559.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-24060
GNIS feature ID 1028876

Emerado is a city in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, United States located near Grand Forks Air Force Base. It is part of the "Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area" or "Greater Grand Forks". The population was 443 at the 2020 census. Grand Forks Air Force Base is located near Emerado.


Emerado is located at 47°55′18″N 97°21′51″W / 47.92167°N 97.36417°W / 47.92167; -97.36417 (47.921538, -97.364216).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 328
1970 515 57.0%
1980 596 15.7%
1990 483 −19.0%
2000 510 5.6%
2010 414 −18.8%
2020 443 7.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 414 people, 184 households, and 119 families living in the city. The population density was 1,335.5 inhabitants per square mile (515.6/km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 751.6 per square mile (290.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.2% White, 4.6% African American, 7.0% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population.

There were 184 households, of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Emerado has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


Emerado Elementary School has students Pre-K through 8. Students graduating on to High School can open enroll in any of the nearby schools (Grand Forks, Northwood, Larimore). Emerado school provides bus service to Larimore High School only. Emerado School has a breakfast program as well as an after-school program for the students. Student enrollment is around a hundred students which offers students the comfort of a small school without taking away from their educational opportunities.

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