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People

Total Population 3,106
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 24.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,513
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.2%
Median Earnings25+ $35,413
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,589
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,023

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,076
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 46.1%
Median Gross Rent $719
Median House Value $142,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.8%
Irish 6.5%

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

Perham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Otter Tail
Standard Zip Codes 56573
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.594
Longitude -95.572

Perham 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 OTTERTAIL
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station PARK RAPIDS 2 S
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 16 F
Apr Temp 29 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 33 to 55 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station FERGUS FALLS
Distance 33 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bluffton 223 $43,750
Dent 162 $51,458
Frazee 1,320 $50,750

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

Perham Public Libraries

Library
Perham Area Public Library
225 2ND AV NE
Perham, Minnesota
(218) 346-4892
Library Web Site

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Perham Hospitals

PERHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL & HOME
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
665 THIRD STREET SOUTHWEST
(218) 346-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Perham High Schools

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PERHAM SR.
200 5TH ST. S.E.
218-346-6500
Serves 614 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

PERHAM AREA LEARNING CNTR.
747 2ND AVE.
218-346-6502
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.2

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