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Population in 2012: 3,010 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.6%
 

Males: 1,373  (45.6%)
Females: 1,637  (54.4%)

Median resident age:  41.5 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56573.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,228 (it was $28,397 in 2000)
Perham:

$41,228
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,897

Perham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,522 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Perham:

$135,522
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,256; Detached houses: $126,914; Townhouses or other attached units: $116,024; In 2-unit structures: $135,735; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,961; Mobile homes: $7,984

Median gross rent in 2012: $578.

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  • White alone - 2,737 (91.6%)
  • Hispanic - 144 (4.8%)
  • Two or more races - 76 (2.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 6 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perham: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (42.0%), Norwegian (12.6%), Irish (7.8%), Polish (6.8%), Swedish (5.5%), English (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1360 feet

Land area: 2.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,148 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Perham:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perham city:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

89 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.0%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,315 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,173 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (61.6 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (158.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (510.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richville, MN (2.6 miles) , Dent, MN (2.7 miles) , New York Mills, MN (3.3 miles ), Frazee, MN (3.3 miles ), Vergas, MN (3.4 miles ), Ottertail, MN (3.5 miles ), Wolf Lake, MN (4.2 miles) , Bluffton, MN (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $66,900
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $140,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.59 N, Longitude: 95.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,686 (+89.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,090 (76.4%)

Area code: 218

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Perham, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +379 (+17.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Perham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 36.5 miles away from the Perham city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 30.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 97% 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 67.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Perham 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 83.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otter Tail County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 4, Blizzard: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Fritz Hanson - Player of and football, Larry N. Vanderhoef - Biochemist, Ray Taylor (director) - Film director.


Hospitals/medical centers in Perham:

  • PERHAM LIVING HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 735 3RD STREET SOUTHWEST)
  • PERHAM HEALTH (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, 1000 CONEY STREET WEST)
  • PERHAM MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, 665 THIRD STREET SOUTHWEST)

Political contributions by individuals in Perham, MN

Airports and other landing facilities located in Perham:


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Local government website: www.cityofperham.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perham:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 33 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 60 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 60 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 62 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 68 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Bemidji State University (about 70 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 94 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)

Public high schools in Perham:

  • Perham TS (Location: 747 2ND AVE. SW; Grades: 9-12)
  • Perham ALC (Location: 747 2ND AVE. SW; Grades: 9-12)
  • Perham High (Location: 200 5TH ST. SE; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Perham:

Private elementary/middle schools in Perham:

  • ST HENRYS AREA SCHOOL (Students: 93; Location: 253 2ND ST SW; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 500 6TH AVE SW; Grades: PK - 6)
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Library in Perham:

  • PERHAM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $177,465; Location: 225 2ND AV NE; 24,859 books; 15,187 e-books; 1,983 audio materials; 1,793 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Perham: Perham (A), Lakeside Country Club (B), Perham Fairgrounds (C), Perham Library (D), History Museum of East Otter Tail County (E), Perham Police Station (F), Perham Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perham include: Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B), Calvary Lutheran Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Saint Stanislaus Church (E), Perham Community Church (F), Church of Christ (G), Saint Henry's Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Paul Cemetery (1), Saint Stanislaus Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Perham include: Krauss Park (1), Miller Park (2), Museum/Library Park (3), City Hall Park (4), Northern Pacific Park (5), Country Pines Park (6), Pioneer Village (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Pelican Rapids Tae Kwon Do School (Water Parks & Slides; Community Centre), Perham Area Community Center (620 3rd Avenue Southeast), Perham Area Chamber of Commerce (135 East Main Street).

Hotels: Perham Oasis Budget Host (JCT Highway 78 & Highway 10), Perham Super 8 Motel (106 Jake St).

 
Otter Tail County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Perham and their reported violations in the past:

PLAY TIME SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (Address: 43904 - 390th Street , Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2004), St Boil Water Order (NOV-02-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-02-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2004), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-02-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2004)
ST. LAWRENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH (Address: 46404 County Highway 14 , Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-12-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2005), St Boil Water Order (SEP-12-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2005)
MRS. B'S RESTAURANT (Address: 43869 Fort Thunder Road , Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between FEB-02-2004 and OCT-07-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-08-2004), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (MAR-13-2000), St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2000), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAR-13-2000), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2000)
PERHAM MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2003), St Boil Water Order (FEB-10-2003), St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2003), St Tech Assistance Visit (FEB-10-2003), St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-10-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2003)

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

  • SILVER MOON LOUNGE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPARETIME BAR & GRILL (Address: PO Box 178, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ZORBAZ II (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PERHAM OASIS, INC. (Address: P.O. Box 247, Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNSET BEACH RESORT (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHISPERING PINES RESORT (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE BEACH RESORT (Population served: 32, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PERHAM STOCKYARDS (Address: PO Box 173, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PAUL MILLER CITY PARK (Address: PO Box 130, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 4.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 46.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Perham, MN

92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
42 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
97 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Perham compared to Minnesota state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Perham (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: at 155 Second Street, S.W., branch established on 1911/01/01; Perham Branch at 211 Market Drive, branch established on 2007/05/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $204.8 mil, Deposits: $178.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Perham State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Farmers State Bank of Dent: Perham Branch at 301 West Main, branch established on 1994/06/06. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $30.8 mil, Deposits: $28.4 mil, headquarters in Dent, MN, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Dent Bancshares, Inc.
  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Perham Branch at 801 Market Street, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,562.1 mil, Deposits: $1,223.3 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Perham travel time to work - commute


Perham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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Religion statistics for Perham city (based on Otter Tail County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.89%
Here69.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents44.3%20.3%18.0%4.0%2.3%
Congregations31.7%11.4%17.1%8.1%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Baptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.9%1.7%1.5%1.0%4.9%
Congregations2.4%3.3%4.1%3.3%15.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Otter Tail County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 44
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Otter Tail County:

28.1%
State:

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

12.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,010$42,0601$1,552
Other Government Administration 2$9,562$57,3720$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$21,188$42,3760$0
Police - Other 1$2,586$31,0320$0
Streets and Highways 2$7,373$44,2380$0
Solid Waste Management 15$49,200$39,3600$0
Sewerage 1$3,139$37,6680$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,425$41,1000$0
Water Supply 1$2,670$32,0400$0
Gas Supply 1$3,124$37,4880$0
Local Libraries 1$3,571$42,8524$3,073
Other and Unallocable 3$9,582$38,3285$3,084
Totals for Government 36$122,430$40,81010$7,709

Perham government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,151,000 ($714.62)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $1,592,000 ($528.90)
    Liquor Stores: $964,000 ($320.27)
    Gas Utilities: $757,000 ($251.50)
    Sewerage: $478,000 ($158.80)
    Police Protection: $323,000 ($107.31)
    General - Other: $323,000 ($107.31)
    Water Utilities: $225,000 ($74.75)
    Regular Highways: $213,000 ($70.76)
    Libraries: $120,000 ($39.87)
    Fire Protection: $116,000 ($38.54)
    Financial Administration: $105,000 ($34.88)
    Health Services - Other: $85,000 ($28.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($15.95)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($14.62)
    Air Transportation: $24,000 ($7.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $20,000 ($6.64)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $413,000 ($137.21)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $264,000 ($87.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $305,000 ($101.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $645,000 ($214.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $379,000 ($125.91)
    Gas Utilities: $83,000 ($27.57)
    Air Transportation: $42,000 ($13.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($13.62)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($10.30)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($8.64)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($4.32)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($2.99)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,555,000 ($848.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Perham government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $22,000 ($7.31)
  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $1,359,000 ($451.50)
    Sewerage: $462,000 ($153.49)
    All Other: $212,000 ($70.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($16.28)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Government: $15,000 ($4.98)
    Interest Revenue: $12,000 ($3.99)
    From Local Government: $9,000 ($2.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $901,000 ($299.34)
    All Other: $4,000 ($1.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $94,000 ($31.23)
    Highways: $3,000 ($1.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $407,000 ($135.22)
    Interest Earnings: $253,000 ($84.05)
    Special Assessments: $219,000 ($72.76)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,121,000 ($372.43)
    Gas Utilities: $999,000 ($331.89)
    Water Utilities: $231,000 ($76.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,083,000 ($1024.25)
    General Support: $407,000 ($135.22)
    Gas Utilities: $1,000 ($0.33)
  • Tax - Property: $958,000 ($318.27)
    NEC: $28,000 ($9.30)

Perham government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $4,855,000 ($1612.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,993,000 ($2655.48)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $11,216,000 ($3726.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($8.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $18,606,000 ($6181.40)
    Gas Utilities: $4,770,000 ($1584.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $578,000 ($192.03)
    Gas Utilities: $85,000 ($28.24)

Perham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $698,000 ($231.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,575,000 ($1519.93)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,199,000 ($1062.79)

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

1.77% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,936 average AGI)
Otter Tail County:

1.77%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, ND  0.44% ($58,354 average AGI)
from Becker County, MN  0.38% ($30,963)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($75,182)


5.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,415 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  0.61% ($27,695 average AGI)
to Becker County, MN  0.50% ($32,925)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.39% ($29,274)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perham:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KWAD (920 AM; 1 kW; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perham:

  • K296DX (107.1 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRW (99.5 FM; PERHAM, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • K272CR (102.3 FM; NEW YORK MILLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJJK-FM (96.5 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KDKK (97.5 FM; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DELAHUNT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Perham:

  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)
  • K32FY (Channel 32; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K17FE (Channel 17; WADENA, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DX (Channel 63; WADENA, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Perham, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

Perham fatal accident list:

Nov 19, 2001 03:12 PM, Us-10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 20, 1994 05:25 PM, 8, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 21, 1992 10:30 PM, M10, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 20, 1977 00:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Perham)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Perham, MN)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Ne 1/4 Sect 36 T137n Rng 40w 5.5 Mi Nw (Lat: 46.642444 Lon: -95.674750), Overall height: 23.2 m, Call Sign: WNTA394
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/16/2009, Expiration Date: 09/22/2019
    Registrant: Phone: (218) 863-1171
  • 5.5 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 46.642444 Lon: -95.674750), Overall height: 23.2 m, Call Sign: WNTX943
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.443 MHz, 928.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2010, Expiration Date: 02/13/2020
    Registrant: Lake Region Electric Cooperative, 1401 S. Broadway, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572, Phone: (218) 863-1171, Fax: (218) 863-1172, Email:
  • Perham, Lat: 46.594694 Lon: -95.575000, Call Sign: WQAE857, Licensee ID: L00038714
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.293 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/18/2004, Expiration Date: 05/18/2014, Certifier: Merle Meece
    Registrant: City Perham
  • PERHAM, 160 Second Ave Sw (Lat: 46.594111 Lon: -95.575306), Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WHT446
    Assigned Frequencies: 2170.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: East Otter Tail Telephone Company, 160 Second Avenue S.W., Perham, MN 56573

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 3.5 Miles Ne Of Perham (Lat: 46.646611 Lon: -95.525028), Call Sign: KWT928
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.720 MHz, 152.630 MHz
    Expiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999
    Registrant: East Otter Tail Telephone Company, 160 Second Avenue, S.W., Perham, MN 56573

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Perham Municipal Airport, On Airport (Lat: 46.610556 Lon: -95.602500), Type: Upole, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQJJ656
    Assigned Frequencies: 121.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/02/2008, Expiration Date: 10/02/2018, Certifier: Jay M Zimmerman
    Registrant: Office Of Aeronautics, 222 Plato Blvd East, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1618, Phone: (651) 234-7252, Fax: (651) 234-7261, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Perham)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Perham)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Perham


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Perham, MN

Most common first names in Perham, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4683.7 years
John4678.3 years
George3080.4 years
Albert2782.0 years
William2470.5 years
Frank2376.2 years
Henry2381.9 years
Arthur2280.2 years
Edward2280.2 years
James2176.1 years
Most common last names in Perham, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3279.9 years
Boedigheimer2281.8 years
Doll2083.3 years
Meyer1781.5 years
Dulski1683.0 years
Lubitz1474.8 years
Olson1374.9 years
Schmidt1386.1 years
Palubicki1277.6 years
Brasel1286.1 years
Businesses in Perham, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
New Balance1
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