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Perham is a township 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 46.58N. The longitude is -95.598W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,362 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 931.
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43% of Perham residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $20,639, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Perham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Perham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $845.
Otter Tail County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perham political report.
The average commute time for Perham workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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