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People

Total Population 13,266
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,212
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $33,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,507
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,918

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,252
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.2%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $116,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fergus Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 163 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56537
P.O. Box Zip Codes 56538
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.283
Longitude -96.077

Fergus Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FERGUS FALLS
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp -3 to 16 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 23.3 inches
Station CAMPBELL
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 17 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches
Station WAHPETON 3 N
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 18 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 21.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fergus Falls, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carlisle (56537)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dalton 292 $35,625
Elizabeth 172 $62,813
Erhard 117 $40,833
Foxhome 127 $60,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fergus Falls Public Libraries

Library
Viking Library System
204 N CASCADE
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
(218) 739-5286
Library Web Site
Fergus Falls Public Library
205 EAST HAMPDEN
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
(218) 739-9387

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Fergus Falls Hospitals

LAKE REGION HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
712 S CASCADE
(218) 736-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fergus Falls High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FERGUS FALLS SR.
518 FRIBERG AVE. N.
218-736-6971
Serves 911 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

FERGUS FALLS AREA SP. ED. COOP.
4-B EAST DR.
218-998-0544
A Special Education School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 37

FERGUS FALLS ALTERN. PROGRAM
4B EAST DR.
218-739-2360
A Non-traditional School
Serves 73 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.2

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