Fergus Falls, Minnesota Population 2021

13,718
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Fergus Falls is a city located in Otter Tail County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Otter Tail County. With a 2020 population of 13,718, it is the 81st largest city in Minnesota and the 2455th largest city in the United States . Fergus Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually but its population has increased by 4.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,138 in 2010. Fergus Falls reached it's highest population of 13,832 in 2018. Spanning over 16 miles, Fergus Falls has a population density of 950 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fergus Falls is $62,198 with a poverty rate of 10.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $132,300. The median age in Fergus Falls is 42.9 years, 41.5 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Fergus Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fergus Falls was:

  • White: 94.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.47%
  • Two or more races: 1.44%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fergus Falls, Minnesota is 13,718 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,832.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,138.

Fergus Falls, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202158,898760.13%
202058,822760.13%
201958,746760.13%
201858,6704510.77%
201758,2193990.69%
201657,8203000.52%
201557,520380.07%
201457,482-10-0.02%
201357,4922760.48%
201257,216-58-0.10%
201157,274-14-0.02%
201057,2880.00%

Fergus Falls Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,93394.35%
Black or African American3382.47%
Two or More Races1971.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native1250.91%
Asian1110.81%
Some Other Race30.02%
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Fergus Falls Population by Race

Fergus Falls Population Pyramid $2021

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Fergus Falls Median Age

42.9


Total

41.5


Male

46


Female

Fergus Falls Adults

There are 10,842 adults, (3,305 of whom are seniors) in Fergus Falls.

Fergus Falls Age Dependency

81.9

Age Dependency Ratio

43.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Fergus Falls Sex Ratio

Female

7,398

53.97%

Male

6,309

46.03%

Fergus Falls Population by Age

Fergus Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fergus Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.6%9.4%
All60.6%39.4%
Male52.4%47.6%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female35.5%64.5%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fergus Falls Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2852.0760.6
Non Family2,9001.1441.5
Married2,4802.8890.6
Female6992.9235.5
Male2062.6552.4

2.79

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Fergus Falls Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2312.41%
9th to 12th Grade5185.41%
High School Graduate2,58326.99%
Some College2,05221.44%
Associates Degree1,60616.78%
Bachelors Degree1,88519.70%
Graduate Degree6957.26%
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Fergus Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fergus Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,1108,3962,477
Hispanic18315727
Black12710065
Native American10810817
Asian57575
2+ Races4949

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 51.18%.

Fergus Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,283$42,948$30,936
Less Than 9th Grade$23,938$37,582$23,450
High School Graduate$22,457$27,800$13,917
Some College$36,755$41,563$31,715
Bachelors Degree$55,777$66,220$44,548
Graduate Degree$72,344$88,333$53,828

$38,283

Average Earnings

$42,948

Average Male

$30,936

Average Female

Fergus Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fergus Falls Language by Age

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Fergus Falls Language

96.18% of Fergus Falls residents speak only English, while 3.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Fergus Falls Language

Fergus Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,1131,0508.67%
Black26315860.08%
Multiple1887740.96%
Hispanic437358.01%
Native1081110.19%

10.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.87%

Male Poverty Rate

12.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fergus Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fergus Falls is Black, with 60.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fergus Falls is Hispanic, with 8.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.55%.

Fergus Falls Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School15.07%
Less Than 9th Grade11.85%
Some College8.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.11%

Fergus Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.03%
Female Employed7.63%
Male Employed2.33%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Fergus Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fergus Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,528$62,198
Families$67,906$84,150
Married Families$80,705-
Non Families$25,699$33,165
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Income by Household Type

Fergus Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fergus Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Fergus Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fergus Falls Marital Status by Race

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Fergus Falls Marital Status

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1,020

Number of Veterans

929

Male Veterans

91

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam376
World War II195
Korea142
First Gulf War122
Second Gulf War17

Fergus Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+473
65 to 74262
55 to 64195
35 to 5490
18 to 34

Fergus Falls Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9729.41%
Native American4838.40%

Fergus Falls Veterans by Race

Fergus Falls Veterans by Education

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5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fergus Falls Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Fergus Falls Employment by Age

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Fergus Falls Employment by Race

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Fergus Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.22%

Born in Fergus Falls

97.63%

Native Born

2.37%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.63% of Fergus Falls residents were born in the United States, with 72.22% having been born in Minnesota. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fergus Falls Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,718-38-0.28%
202013,756-38-0.28%
201913,794-38-0.27%
201813,832440.32%
201713,7881451.06%
201613,6431310.97%
201513,512-37-0.27%
201413,549-53-0.39%
201313,6021010.75%
201213,501720.54%
201113,429-14-0.10%
201013,443-28-0.02%
200013,4711,1090.86%
199012,362-157-0.13%
198012,519760.06%
197012,443-1,290-0.98%
196013,7338160.61%
195012,9172,0691.76%
194010,8481,4591.45%
19309,3891,8082.16%
19207,5816940.96%
19106,8878151.27%
19006,0722,3004.88%
18903,7720.00%

Fergus Falls Population by Year