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Pelican is a township in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Pelican. For links to other places called Pelican, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Pelican is 46.591N. The longitude is -96.1W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,352 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 831.
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19% of Pelican residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pelican ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pelican was $15,649, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Pelican residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Pelican, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pelican political report.
The average commute time for Pelican workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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