Perley, Minnesota

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Population in 2019: 83 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -31.4%
Males: 40  (49.4%)
Females: 43  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

48.0 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years

Zip code: 56574

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,843 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Perley:

$58,843
MN:

$74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,248 (it was $13,998 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,806 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Perley:

$75,806
MN:

$246,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $69,052; detached houses: $60,525; mobile homes: $129,470
March 2019 cost of living index in Perley: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%

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  • Races in Perley, MN (2019)
    • 7090.9%White alone
    • 56.5%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: Norwegian (39.5%), Finnish (23.3%), Czech (14.0%), German (2.3%), Swedish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 344 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Minnesota:

5.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Perley city:

1.2% ($550)
Minnesota:

1.1% ($1,297)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (21.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (228.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (581.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hendrum, MN (2.5 miles ),
Georgetown, MN (2.6 miles),
Gardner, ND (2.8 miles),
Grandin, ND (3.2 miles),
Argusville, ND (3.3 miles),
Halstad, MN (3.5 miles ),
Brooktree Park, ND (3.6 miles),
Borup, MN (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 47.18 N, Longitude: 96.80 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Perley, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Perley, MN in 2019

Perley satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%
Most common industries in Perley, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.3%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Machinery (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (33.3%)
  • Machinery (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.7%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (26.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (20.0%)
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Perley, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (23.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.3%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13.3%)
  • Computer specialists (10.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)
  • Child care workers (6.7%)

Average climate in Perley, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.1. This is about average.

City:

63.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.18
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Perley-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Perley city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.7 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 20% 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 110.5 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 106.8 miles away from Perley center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 690.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from Perley 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 96.1 miles away from Perley center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 247.6 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 Norman County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 24, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Perley topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perley:

  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 20 miles; Fargo, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 22 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 23 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • University of North Dakota (about 54 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 64 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 71 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 73 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Perley: Perley (A), Perley - Lee Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Perley: Kirkebo Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Norman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.3%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.1%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Perley:

Marital status in Perley, MN
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 8.8%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Perley:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Minnesota average:

10.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Perley, MN (based on Norman County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,57119
Evangelical Protestant8497
Catholic7005
None1,732-
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: 3
Here:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Norman County:

9.03 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Norman County:

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Norman County:

27.4%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Minnesota:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Perley:

39.1%
Minnesota:

48.4%

Average BMI:
Perley:

29.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

12.5%
Minnesota:

21.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.5
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

25.0%
Minnesota:

33.5%

General health condition:
Perley:

56.3%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Perley:

78.8%
Minnesota:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Perley, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,107
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,300
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Sewerage 0$0 1$650
Water Supply 0$0 1$650
Totals for Government 0$0 5$4,207

Perley government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($240.96)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($156.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($156.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($72.29)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($60.24)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($12.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($156.63)

Perley government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $4,000 ($48.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $31,000 ($373.49)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,000 ($265.06)
    Other: $3,000 ($36.14)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($168.67)

Perley government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000 ($4036.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000 ($4036.14)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perley:

  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perley:

  • KDJZ (100.7 FM; HARWOOD, ND; Owner: TOM INGSTAD NORTH DAKOTA BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WDAY-FM (93.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBX (101.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFNW-FM (97.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDSU (91.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPFX (107.9 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFBN (88.7 FM; FARGO, ND; Owner: FARGO BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KDAM (104.7 FM; HOPE, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KRJB (106.3 FM; ADA, MN; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KFAB-FM (92.7 FM; KINDRED, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQWB-FM (98.7 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCD (90.3 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KVMI (103.9 FM; ARTHUR, ND; Owner: VISION MEDIA INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Perley:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KFME (Channel 13; FARGO, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAY-TV (Channel 6; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KVRR (Channel 15; FARGO, ND; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • K56ET (Channel 56; FARGO, ND; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KVNJ-LP (Channel 2; FARGO, ND; Owner: G.I.G., INC.)

Perley fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2002 10:46 AM, Us-75, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.2mTotal length
  • $132,000,000Total costs
  • 345Total average daily traffic
  • 325Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • ARTHUR B GOODKIND, 2.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.148889 Lon: -96.755278), Type: 78.8, Overall height: 77.3 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Lhartman@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-1836
  • CHARLES R NAFTALIN, 2.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.148889 Lon: -96.755278), Type: 78.8, Structure height: 27027 m, Overall height: 77.3 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Charles.Naftalin@hklaw.Com, Suite 1100, Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 457-7040
  • 2.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.148889 Lon: -96.755278), Type: 78.8, Overall height: 77.3 m, Registrant: Red River Broadcast Corporation, 9115 Fargo, Phone: (701) 277-1515
  • 2.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.148889 Lon: -96.755278), Type: 78.8, Overall height: 77.3 m, Registrant: Red River Broadcast Corporation, 9115 Fargo, Phone: (701) 277-1515

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3.7 Mi South E. (Lat: 47.158861 Lon: -96.754528), Structure height: 76 m, Call Sign: KPG899,
    Assigned Frequencies: 455.990 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/1986, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2006, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, Ste 100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PERLEY, 2.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.148889 Lon: -96.755278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.3 m, Overall height: 78.8 m, Call Sign: WLG725,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2093.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2009, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • PERLEY, 2.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 47.148889 Lon: -96.755278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 77.3 m, Overall height: 78.8 m, Call Sign: WLG727,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2059.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/03/1986, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/16/2009, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite #100, Washington, DC 20006-6801, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Perley, MN
  • 37.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.5%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood


Perley compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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