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Population (year 2000): 13,471. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,722 (+1.9% change)
Males: 6,344 (47.1%), Females: 7,127 (52.9%)

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Median resident age: 39.8 years
Median household income: $31,454 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Fergus Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Norwegian (40.8%), German (33.7%), Swedish (10.7%), Irish (5.4%), English (5.0%), Polish (3.1%).

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Elevation: 1175 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fergus Falls

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fergus Falls city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

1.4% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +791 (+6.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ND Fargo, (64.9 miles pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (213.2 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (653.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Elizabeth, MN (7.7 miles) , MN (13.1 miles Dalton, MN (13.9 miles Underwood, Erhard, MN (14.1 miles) , Foxhome, MN (16.2 miles) , Wendell, MN (17.3 miles) , MN (19.4 miles Rothsay, Rapids, MN (19.8 miles Pelican


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 62 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $99,300
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2002: 39 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2003: 46 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $101,500

Latitude: 46.28 N, Longitude: 96.07 W

Area code: 218


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.3%), Retail trade (16.6%), Manufacturing (11.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,930 (+29.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,142 (85.7%)


 

Crime in Fergus Falls by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 22.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 8 7 10 7 5
    per 100,000 22.3 59.4 52.0 74.2 52.0 37.1
Robberies 1 2 3 0 0 2
    per 100,000 7.4 14.8 22.3 0.0 0.0 14.8
Assaults 17 13 19 35 26 23
    per 100,000 126.2 96.5 141.0 259.8 193.0 170.7
Burglaries 104 84 80 89 64 61
    per 100,000 772.0 623.6 593.9 660.7 475.1 452.8
Thefts 350 408 455 430 357 394
    per 100,000 2598.2 3028.7 3377.6 3192.0 2650.1 2924.8
Auto thefts 24 25 25 18 25 26
    per 100,000 178.2 185.6 185.6 133.6 185.6 193.0
230.9 227.2 247.2 266.3 213.5 217.6


Average climate in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fergus Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.0 miles away from the Fergus Falls city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: OTTER TAIL CORP (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Fergus Falls:
  • FERGUS FALLS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (NORTH UNION AVE, BOX 157)
  • LAKE REGION HOSPITAL (712 SO CASCADE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fergus Falls:
  • ELEAH MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; ELBOW LAKE, MN)
  • ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (about 33 miles; BRECKENRIDGE, MN)
  • ST MARYS REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 40 miles; DETROIT LAKES, MN)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fergus Falls:
  • HECTOR INTL (about 67 miles; FARGO, ND; ID: FAR)
  • BEMIDJI-BELTRAMI COUNTY (about 115 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; ID: BJI)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 121 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; ID: ATY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fergus Falls:
  • FERGUS FALLS MUNI-EINAR MICKELSON FLD (about 6 miles; FERGUS FALLS, MN; ID: FFM)
  • ELBOW LAKE MUNI (about 22 miles; ELBOW LAKE, MN; ID: Y63)
  • PELICAN RAPIDS MUNI-LYON'S FIELD (about 25 miles; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; ID: 47Y)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 11 $32,342 $35,282 6 $3,835
Firefighters 3 $11,488 $45,952 0 $0
Sewerage 7 $18,742 $32,129 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 26 $70,204 $32,401 1 $693
Parks and Recreation 9 $26,336 $35,114 9 $4,561
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $5,708 $68,496 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $26,623 $35,497 2 $3,799
Local Libraries 6 $18,385 $36,770 7 $3,166
Financial Administration 6 $20,590 $41,180 0 $0
Welfare 2 $5,201 $31,206 1 $1,030
Other Government Administration 7 $27,688 $47,465 1 $1,032
Police Protection - Officers 19 $73,689 $46,540 1 $1,302
Police - Other 5 $11,933 $28,639 1 $1,262
Streets and Highways 16 $52,616 $39,462 0 $0
Totals for Government 127 $401,544 $37,941 29 $20,679


College/University in Fergus Falls:
  • FERGUS FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,262; Location: 1414 COLLEGE WAY; Public; Website: www.ff.cc.mn.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fergus Falls:
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 38 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 52 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 52 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 77 miles; FARGO, ND; FT enrollment: 8,836)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 108 miles; WILLMAR, MN; FT enrollment: 2,711)
  • NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE-BEMIDJI (about 119 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; FT enrollment: 3,761)
  • BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 119 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; FT enrollment: 3,562)
Public high schools in Fergus Falls:
  • FERGUS FALLS SR. (Students: 911; Location: 518 FRIBERG AVE. N.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FERGUS FALLS ALTERN. PROGRAM (Students: 73; Location: 4B EAST DR.; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fergus Falls:
  • FERGUS FALLS MID. (Students: 923; Location: 601 RANDOLPH AVE. E.; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ADAMS EL. (Students: 353; Location: 301 BANCROFT AVE. W.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MCKINLEY EL. (Students: 291; Location: 724 LAUREL AVE. W.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • CLEVELAND EL. (Students: 250; Location: 919 NORTHERN AVE. N.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • FERGUS FALLS AREA SP. ED. COOP. (Students: 74; Location: 4-B EAST DR.; Grades: PK - 12)
  • H.A.R.T. PROGRAM (Location: 121 WASHINGTON; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Fergus Falls:
  • MORNING SON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 1319 NORTH CLEVELAND; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OUR LADY OF VICTORY ELEM SCH (Students: 130; Location: 426 CAVOUR AVENUE WEST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 1150 WEST CAVOUR; Grades: PK - 6)
Libraries in Fergus Falls:
  • VIKING LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $782,712; Location: 204 N CASCADE; 12,700 books; 1,230 audio materials; 9,192 video materials; 43 serial subscriptions)
  • FERGUS FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $562,412; Location: 205 EAST HAMPDEN; 78,124 books; 2,866 audio materials; 1,947 video materials; 194 serial subscriptions)

Cemeteries: Trinity Cemetery (1), Bethlehem Cemetery (2), Oak Grove Cemetery (3).

Lakes and reservoirs: Alice, Lake (A), Hoot Lake (B), Wright Lake (C), Charles, Lake (D), Grotto Lake (E), Onemile Lake (F), Opperman Lake (G), Pebble Lake (H).

River: Pelican River (A).

Parks in Fergus Falls include: Old Smokey Ski Hill Park (1), Lake Alice Park (2), Riverside Park (3), Broken Down Dam Park (4), Kennedy Park (5), Pebble Lake Park (6), North Broadway Park (7), Van Dyk Park (8), Adams Park (9).


Fergus Falls compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Fergus Falls:
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fergus Falls:
  • KNWF (91.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Fergus Falls:
  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • K02MM (Channel 2; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • K41CS (Channel 41; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K43CS (Channel 43; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K51DC (Channel 51; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K31CH (Channel 31; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)
  • K39CJ (Channel 39; ERHARD, MN; Owner: RURAL SVCS OF CENTRAL MINNESOTA, INC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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