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Perham is a city in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Perham. For links to other places called Perham, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Perham is 46.594N. The longitude is -95.572W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,368 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,718.


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Median household income
Local
$28,397
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Perham demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Marion Lake
Local festivals include:
  • Ottertail County Fair East - July 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Perham web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Perham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Otter Tail County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56573 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

45% of Perham residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Perham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Perham was $16,444, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Perham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Perham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.


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Libraries in Perham include Perham Area Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Perham include Perham Enterprise Bulletin

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Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perham political report.

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The average commute time for Perham workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Perham include Super 8.

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