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Demographics

People

Total Population3,172
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens22.1%
Employed Population 16+1,548
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,696
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,082
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,339

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,776
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone44.5%
Median Gross Rent$727
Median House Value$149,500

Ancestry

German43.9%
Norwegian17.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
Irish8.2%
Swedish7.3%
English5.4%
Polish4.3%
Finnish2.5%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.5%
Portuguese1.4%
Italian0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Russian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Belgian0.2%
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Perham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Otter Tail County
Standard Zip Codes56573
Phone Area Codes218
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.59
Approximate Longitude-95.57

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)

StationOTTERTAIL
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 20 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip26.6 inches
StationPARK RAPIDS 2 S
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp-6 to 16 F
Apr Temp29 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp33 to 55 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationFERGUS FALLS
Distance33 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bluffton213$62,500
Dent153$50,417
Frazee1,270$51,103
New York Mills1,458$47,422
Ottertail414$63,889
Richville64$43,750

Perham Public Libraries

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

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Perham Hospitals

Perham Health
(Government - District/authority)
1000 Coney Street West
(218) 347-4500

Perham Public Schools

Heart Of The Lake Elementary
810 2nd Ave Sw
ZIP: 56573
(218) 346-5437
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Perham Area Learning Center
520 1st Ave S
ZIP: 56573
(218) 346-6502
High
Total Enrollment 35
Perham Senior High
200 5th St Se
ZIP: 56573
(218) 346-6500
High
Total Enrollment 442
Prairie Wind Middle
480 Coney St West
ZIP: 56573
(218) 346-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 408

Perham Private Schools

St Henrys Area School
253 2nd St Sw
ZIP: 56573
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
St Paul's Lutheran School
500 6th Ave Sw
ZIP: 56573
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
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