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People

Total Population13,266
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+6,212
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.9%
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 Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone39.2%
Median Gross Rent$616
Median House Value$116,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9%
US/American0%
English4.4%
Irish7%

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

Fergus Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 53 miles SE of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City163 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
CountyOtter Tail
Standard Zip Codes56537
P.O. Box Zip Codes56538
Phone Area Codes218
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude46.283
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)

StationFERGUS FALLS
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 16 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip23.3 inches
StationCAMPBELL
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 17 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp33 to 59 F
Annual Precip21.8 inches
StationWAHPETON 3 N
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 18 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip21.8 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dalton292$35,625
Elizabeth172$62,813
Erhard117$40,833
Foxhome127$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

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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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