Fergus Falls, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 13,783 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 6,456  (46.8%)
Females: 7,327  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56537.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,660 (it was $31,454 in 2000)
Fergus Falls:

$45,660
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,502 (it was $18,929 in 2000)

Fergus Falls city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,063 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Fergus Falls:

$142,063
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $240,314; detached houses: $245,324; townhouses or other attached units: $236,155; in 2-unit structures: $96,876; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,993; mobile homes: $101,629; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $87,682

Median gross rent in 2017: $644.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fergus Falls: 76.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.1% for Black residents, 9.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Fergus Falls, MN (2017)
    • 12,42891.3%White alone
    • 5654.1%Hispanic
    • 2311.7%Black alone
    • 1140.8%Asian alone
    • 810.6%American Indian alone
    • 400.3%Two or more races

Races in Fergus Falls detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fergus Falls, Minnesota as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fergus Falls is 13,478 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Fergus Falls by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.4)
1
(7.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(101.4)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
3
(22.4)
7
(52.4)
3
(22.5)
1
(7.4)
4
(28.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(14.5)
3
(21.7)
3
(21.7)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.8)
4
(30.2)
3
(22.7)
3
(22.7)
6
(44.7)
7
(52.4)
1
(7.5)
2
(14.9)
2
(14.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
19
(137.7)
27
(195.5)
21
(151.7)
31
(226.3)
23
(168.7)
19
(140.4)
22
(166.2)
22
(166.6)
34
(256.7)
34
(253.6)
22
(164.8)
21
(157.8)
17
(126.2)
23
(166.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
86
(623.1)
84
(608.1)
78
(563.5)
81
(591.3)
77
(564.9)
35
(258.7)
58
(438.1)
91
(688.9)
102
(770.2)
73
(544.5)
93
(696.6)
107
(803.8)
66
(490.1)
70
(505.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
381
(2,761)
303
(2,193)
342
(2,471)
332
(2,424)
331
(2,428)
309
(2,284)
325
(2,455)
355
(2,688)
370
(2,794)
397
(2,961)
391
(2,929)
374
(2,809)
451
(3,349)
392
(2,833)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(108.7)
20
(144.8)
14
(101.1)
10
(73.0)
9
(66.0)
6
(44.3)
9
(68.0)
18
(136.3)
12
(90.6)
5
(37.3)
13
(97.4)
9
(67.6)
16
(118.8)
26
(187.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(43.5)
3
(21.7)
5
(36.1)
3
(21.9)
6
(44.0)
2
(14.8)
1
(7.6)
4
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.9)
2
(15.0)
2
(15.0)
1
(7.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)275.8268.6264.1273.4257.9228.3261.2291.5231.0241.6264.3240.9228.2238.9

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City-data.com crime index in Fergus Falls, MN

Crime rate in Fergus Falls detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.4%), German (25.4%), American (6.1%), Scandinavian (3.1%), Irish (2.2%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on late 1870s

Elevation: 1175 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,055 people per square mile   (low).

Fergus Falls, Minnesota map

403 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

3.0%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,193 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,518 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (53.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (163.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (517.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Elizabeth, MN (2.7 miles),
Underwood, MN (3.1 miles ),
Dalton, MN (3.3 miles ),
Foxhome, MN (3.4 miles),
Erhard, MN (3.7 miles),
Rothsay, MN (4.1 miles ),
Battle Lake, MN (4.1 miles ),
Wendell, MN (4.2 miles)

Latitude: 46.28 N, Longitude: 96.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,678 (+27.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,270 (79.7%)

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Fergus Falls, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fergus Falls, MN in 2017
Fergus Falls satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 34 buildings, average cost: $198,100
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $246,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Fergus Falls, MN residents
Average permit cost in Fergus Falls, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Historical population in Fergus Falls, MN
Historical housing units in Fergus Falls, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +791 (+6.2%).
Most common industries in Fergus Falls, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.2%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Fergus Falls, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

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Tornado activity:

Fergus Falls-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.3 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fergus Falls-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Fergus Falls center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from Fergus Falls center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 216.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from Fergus Falls center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 716.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otter Tail County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fergus Falls topographic map

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

Hospitals in Fergus Falls:

  • ARLINGTON HOME (1505 SOUTH ARLINGTON)
  • FERGUS FALLS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER ("NORTH UNION AVE, BOX 157")
  • KESSEL GROUP HOME INC (24641 W RIVERS BEND RD BOX 743)
  • LAKE REGION HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 712 SOUTH CASCADE)
  • LAKELAND HOSPICE AND HOME CARE (124 UNION AVENUE SOUTH)

Nursing Homes in Fergus Falls:

  • BROEN MEMORIAL HOME (824 SOUTH SHERIDAN)
  • PIONEER CARE CENTER (1131 SOUTH MABELLE AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Fergus Falls:

  • FMC DIALYSIS - FERGUS FALLS (907 S MILL ST)

Home Health Centers in Fergus Falls:

  • CARE 2000 HOME HEALTHCARE SERV (119 EAST LINCOLN AVENUE)
  • LAKELAND HOSPICE AND HOME CARE INC (1505 PEBBLE LAKE ROAD SUITE 400)
  • NEW DIMENSIONS HOME HLTH CARE (312 NORTH TOWER ROAD)

Airports located in Fergus Falls:

College/University in Fergus Falls:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 4,863; Location: 1414 College Way; Public; Website: www.minnesota.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fergus Falls:

  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 26 miles; Wahpeton, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,318)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 45 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 52 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 53 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 55 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 89 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Ridgewater College (about 93 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)

Public high schools in Fergus Falls:

Private high school in Fergus Falls:

  • TWIN OAKS SCHOOL (Students: 22, Location: 402 WESTERN AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fergus Falls:

  • FERGUS FALLS EARLY CHILDHOOD SP ED (Location: 725 WEST LAUREL AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • FERGUS FALLS EC/ELEMENTARY SP ED (Location: 518 FRIBERG AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • FERGUS FALLS ELEMENTARY SP ED 5-8 (Location: 518 FRIBERG AVE, Grades: 5-8)
  • ADAMS ELEMENTARY (Location: 301 WEST BANCROFT AVE, Grades: 1-2)
  • CLEVELAND ELEMENTARY (Location: 919 NORTHERN AVE N, Grades: 3-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Fergus Falls:

See full list of schools located in Fergus Falls

Libraries in Fergus Falls:

  • VIKING LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,010,382; Location: 204 N CASCADE; 16,376 books; 15,187 e-books; 2,774 audio materials; 5,712 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)
  • FERGUS FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $664,440; Location: 205 EAST HAMPDEN; 83,945 books; 15,187 e-books; 3,698 audio materials; 2,415 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 163 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • private high school: Hillcrest Lutheran Acadamy
  • Seminary in Fergus Falls: LUTHERAN BRETHREN SEMINARY(Full-time enrollment: 26; Location: 815 VERNON AVE.E.; Website: www.lbs.edu). Private High School in Fergus Falls: HILLCREST LUTHERAN ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 198; Location: 610 HILLCREST DRIVE; Website: www.ffhillcrest.org)
  • Your site has listed the college information in Fergus Falls as "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)." The college merged in 2003 and became Minnesota State Community and Technical College and can be accessed online at www.minnesota.edu. The campus remains at the same location and the enrollment has stayed about the same as you listed.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fergus Falls: Fergus Falls (A), Otter Tail County Fairgrounds (B), Pebble Lake Golf Course (C), Riverfront Square (D), I-94 Speedway (E), Prairie Wetlalnds Learning Center (F), Bigwood Events Center (G), Otter Tail County Courthouse (H), Fergus Falls City Hall (I), Minnesota Veterans' Homes Fergus Falls (J), Otter Tail County Historical Society Museum (K), Fergus Falls Fire Department (L), Law Enforcement Center (M), Fergus Falls Public Library (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Westridge Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Fergus Falls: OTTER TAIL CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fergus Falls include: Good Shepherd Lutheran Brethren Church (A), Hedemarken Lutheran Church (B), Our Lady of Victory Church (C), Zion Lutheran Church (D), Grace United Methodist Church (E), Salvation Army Church (F), Unitarian Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H), Saint James Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Bethlehem Cemetery (2), Trinity Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wright Lake (A), Pebble Lake (B), Opperman Lake (C), Onemile Lake (D), Hoot Lake (E), Grotto Lake (F), Lake Charles (G), Lake Alice (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Pelican River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fergus Falls include: Kennedy Park (1), Lake Alice Park (2), N P Park (3), North Broadway Park (4), Old Smokey Ski Hill Park (5), Pebble Lake Park (6), Riverside Park (7), Van Dyk Park (8), Adams Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Building) (1), Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1110 West Lincoln Avenue) (2), Games Unlimited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1035 Progress Drive) (3), HI 59 (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1504 Pebble Lake Road) (4), Fergus Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (112 West Washington Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Fergus Falls (610 Western Avenue) (1), Fergus Falls Hospitality Corporation Days Inn (610 Western Avenue) (2), Best Western The Falls Inn (925 Western Avenue) (3), Bigwood Event Center (921 Western Avenue) (4), Americinn Lodge & Suites (526 Western Avenue) (5), Comfort Inn Fergus Falls (425 Western Avenue) (6), Lakeland Motel (1912 Pebble Lake Road) (7), Motel 7 (616 Frontier Drive) (8), Jewel Motel (1602 Pebble Lake Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Otter Tail County - General Offices- Court Administration (121 West Junius Avenue) (1), Courts-Federal - District Court- Clerk's Office (118 South Mill Street) (2), Minnesota State Offices - Public Defender's Ofc-Otter Tail Co- Douglas County Courth (309 South Mill Street) (3), Courts-Federal - Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office (118 South Mill Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jacob Volkmann - Martial artist, Donald Cressey - Sociologist, Frank Albertson - Actor, Tysen Dowzak - Ice hockey player, Willard Munger - Politician, Bill Luther - Politician, Dan Skogen - Politician.

Otter Tail County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fergus Falls and their reported violations in the past:

ELIZABETH (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-24-2006 and APR-12-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2006), St BCA signed (DEC-21-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-13-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fergus Falls that have no violations reported:

  • FERGUS FALLS (Population served: 13,971, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.1%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Fergus Falls in 2010:

  • 295 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 167 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 94 people in college/university student housing
  • 53 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Fergus Falls in 2000:

  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 153 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 91 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 67 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 57 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with most branches in Fergus Falls (2011 data):

  • Bank of the West: Fergus Falls West Branch at 2015 College Way, branch established on 1979/09/17; Fergus Falls Main Branch at 120 North Mill Street, branch established on 1872/07/25. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Fergus Falls Main Branch at 2330 College Way, branch established on 1999/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $624.4 mil, Deposits: $515.5 mil, headquarters in Alexandria, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • State Bank & Trust: Fergus Falls Branch at 205 West Washington Avenue, branch established on 2007/05/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.
  • American Federal Bank: Fergus Falls Branch at 117 South Mill Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $439.6 mil, Deposits: $363.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices
  • Security State Bank of Fergus Falls: Security State Bank Of Fergus Falls at 128 Washington Avenue, East, branch established on 1957/04/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $144.5 mil, Deposits: $115.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Fergus Falls Bancshares, Inc.
  • American National Bank of Minnesota: Fergus Falls Branch at 727 Western Avenue, branch established on 1986/05/27. Info updated 2006/05/05: Bank assets: $278.8 mil, Deposits: $227.6 mil, headquarters in Baxter, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorporation Of Minnesota, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Fergus Falls Branch at 220 W Washington Avenue, branch established on 1882/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fergus Falls Branch at 501 West Lincoln Avenue, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Gate City Bank: Fergus Falls Branch at 428 West Lincoln Ave, branch established on 2009/06/22. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,403.0 mil, Deposits: $1,231.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Consumer Lending Specialization, 32 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Fergus Falls:

Marital status in Fergus Falls, MN
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Fergus Falls:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fergus Falls
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fergus Falls, MN (based on Otter Tail County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant18,01849
Evangelical Protestant14,56960
Catholic7,81314
Other1993
None16,704-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Otter Tail County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Otter Tail County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
This county:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Otter Tail County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Otter Tail County:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

28.1%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

12.1%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fergus Falls:

55.3%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fergus Falls:

54.5%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Fergus Falls:

28.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fergus Falls:

17.0%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.0%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.2%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Fergus Falls:

61.1%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Fergus Falls:

79.1%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fergus Falls, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 23$129,974$67,8131$319
Streets and Highways 16$70,485$52,8640$0
Other and Unallocable 13$60,563$55,90412$27,349
Financial Administration 11$63,160$68,9020$0
Parks and Recreation 10$45,907$55,0887$4,648
Solid Waste Management 9$35,575$47,4330$0
Water Supply 7$31,069$53,2610$0
Other Government Administration 7$43,230$74,1091$1,829
Sewerage 6$27,475$54,9500$0
Local Libraries 6$30,283$60,5667$4,548
Police - Other 5$23,051$55,3221$100
Firefighters 3$13,011$52,04439$5,276
Totals for Government 116$573,783$59,35768$44,069

Fergus Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,122,000 ($81.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $448,000 ($32.50)
    Air Transportation: $203,000 ($14.73)
    Water Utilities: $107,000 ($7.76)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($6.17)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($3.12)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($2.76)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,132,000 ($662.56)
    Police Protection: $3,166,000 ($229.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,611,000 ($189.44)
    Sewerage: $2,195,000 ($159.25)
    Regular Highways: $2,150,000 ($155.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,995,000 ($144.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,610,000 ($116.81)
    Central Staff Services: $883,000 ($64.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $709,000 ($51.44)
    Libraries: $684,000 ($49.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $541,000 ($39.25)
    Financial Administration: $372,000 ($26.99)
    Air Transportation: $208,000 ($15.09)
    General Public Buildings: $169,000 ($12.26)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $146,000 ($10.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $115,000 ($8.34)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($5.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $77,000 ($5.59)
    Transit Utilities: $50,000 ($3.63)
    Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($1.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $2,390,000 ($173.40)
    Benefit Payments: $153,000 ($11.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $471,000 ($34.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $207,000 ($15.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000 ($10.67)
    Libraries: $99,000 ($7.18)
    General Public Building: $90,000 ($6.53)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($2.25)
    Police Protection: $28,000 ($2.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000 ($1.81)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($1.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,083,000 ($513.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $111,000 ($8.05)

Fergus Falls government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,743,000 ($199.01)
    Other: $2,431,000 ($176.38)
    Sewerage: $2,319,000 ($168.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $608,000 ($44.11)
    Parking Facilities: $33,000 ($2.39)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($1.81)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $92,000 ($6.67)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $12,000 ($0.87)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $48,000 ($3.48)
    Other: $26,000 ($1.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $148,000 ($10.74)
    Highways: $86,000 ($6.24)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,622,000 ($407.89)
    Interest Earnings: $1,559,000 ($113.11)
    Special Assessments: $1,093,000 ($79.30)
    Rents: $933,000 ($67.69)
    Donations From Private Sources: $805,000 ($58.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $181,000 ($13.13)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,990,000 ($144.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,745,000 ($271.71)
    Highways: $922,000 ($66.89)
    Other: $431,000 ($31.27)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($7.98)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($2.18)
  • Tax - Property: $4,979,000 ($361.24)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,303,000 ($94.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $168,000 ($12.19)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $99,000 ($7.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $40,000 ($2.90)

Fergus Falls government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $36,329,000 ($2635.78)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $34,822,000 ($2526.45)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,491,000 ($1559.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,674,000 ($1282.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,817,000 ($276.94)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,507,000 ($109.34)

Fergus Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $216,000 ($15.67)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,273,000 ($2268.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,386,000 ($2639.92)

5.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cass County, ND  0.61% ($66,694 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.48% ($42,211)
from Clay County, MN  0.43% ($66,495)


5.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,806 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cass County, ND  0.55% ($43,160 average AGI)
to Becker County, MN  0.38% ($44,528)
to Clay County, MN  0.37% ($40,241)
Businesses in Fergus Falls, MN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kmart1
AmericInn1La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King2Nike3
Carson Pirie Scott1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Inn1Slumberland1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx3Target1
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1U-Haul2
Goodwill1UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Home Depot1Walmart1
Jones New York2YMCA1
KFC1

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.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

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)
  • KLTA (105.1 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEGK (106.9 FM; WAHPETON, ND; Owner: GUDERIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

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)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fergus Falls fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 45Number of bridges
  • 430ft / 131mTotal length
  • $3,486,940,000Total costs
  • 240,524Total average daily traffic
  • 34,688Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fergus Falls, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fergus Falls, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fergus Falls)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fergus Falls, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fergus Falls)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fergus Falls)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 51. The highest number of fire incidents - 75 took place in 2003, and the least - 40 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Fergus Falls, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.9%), and Outside Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fergus Falls, MN
    • 40045.9%Structure Fires
    • 30535.0%Outside Fires
    • 15417.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 131.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fergus Falls, MN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fergus Falls, Minnesota:

  • Comfort Inn, 425 Western Ave N, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537 , Phone: (218) 736-5787
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 526 Western Ave N, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537 , Phone: (218) 739-3900, Fax: (218) 736-0742
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 610 Western Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537 , Phone: (218) 739-3311, Fax: (218) 739-5712
  • Best Western The Falls Inn & Suites, 925 Western Ave, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537 , Phone: (218) 739-2211, Fax: (218) 736-2533
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Most common first names in Fergus Falls, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11976.8 years
William7478.3 years
Robert7471.6 years
Clara7287.2 years
George7280.8 years
Henry7182.1 years
Mary6984.7 years
James6871.7 years
Anna6787.9 years
Arthur5979.3 years
Most common last names in Fergus Falls, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson18780.8 years
Anderson15277.9 years
Nelson11381.7 years
Hanson9879.9 years
Olson8380.7 years
Peterson6480.1 years
Larson5083.9 years
Erickson4580.5 years
Pederson3680.8 years
Miller3584.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fergus Falls, MN
  • 79.9%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fergus Falls, MN
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 46.0%Utility gas
  • 2.6%No fuel used
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Fergus Falls compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Fergus Falls on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #6 (56537) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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