Fergus Falls, Minnesota Population 2020

14,129

Fergus Falls is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 14,129, it is the 75th largest city in Minnesota and the 2404th largest city in the United States. Fergus Falls is currently growing at a rate of 1.02% annually and its population has increased by 7.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,138 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Fergus Falls has a population density of 979 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fergus Falls is $60,599 with a poverty rate of 9.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $651 per month, and the median house value is $128,600. The median age in Fergus Falls is 43.1 years, 41.3 years for males, and 47.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males.

Fergus Falls Demographics

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

  • White: 94.85%
  • Black or African American: 2.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.89%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Other race: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fergus Falls, Minnesota is 14,129, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,845.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,138.

Fergus Falls, Minnesota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,9345610.94%
201959,3735610.94%
201858,8125610.95%
201758,2513860.66%
201657,8653210.55%
201557,544560.10%
201457,488-10-0.02%
201357,4982770.48%
201257,221-57-0.10%
201157,278-16-0.03%
201057,2940.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,94494.85%
Black or African American3292.41%
Two or More Races1471.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native1210.89%
Asian1030.75%
Some Other Race30.02%

Fergus Falls Population Pyramid 2020

Fergus Falls Median Age

43.1


Total

41.3


Male

47.2


Female

Fergus Falls Adults

There are 10,931 adults, (3,352 of whom are seniors) in Fergus Falls.

Fergus Falls Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fergus Falls Sex Ratio

Female

7,239

53.04%

Male

6,408

46.96%

Fergus Falls Households and Families

Fergus Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fergus Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All61.3%38.7%
Male47.8%52.2%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Female35.4%64.6%

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2422.0861.3
Non Family2,8391.1441.2
Married2,7212.8488
Female5253.0835.4
Male1572.7147.8

2.8

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fergus Falls Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2422.48%
9th to 12th Grade5595.73%
High School Graduate2,58426.47%
Some College2,23422.88%
Associates Degree1,49515.31%
Bachelors Degree1,97420.22%
Graduate Degree6756.91%

Fergus Falls Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,2708,5052,568
Hispanic22920231
Black13911156
Native American1041046
Asian5252
Multiple Races2323

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 40.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,862$40,403$30,610
Less Than High School$23,378$31,842$23,005
High School Grad$21,580$25,505$13,438
Some College$35,556$37,237$32,087
Bachelors Degree$51,653$65,493$40,774
Graduate Degree$61,696$78,125$53,611

$35,862

Average Earnings

$40,403

Average Male

$30,610

Average Female

Fergus Falls Language

Fergus Falls Language by Age

Fergus Falls Language

96.01% of Fergus Falls residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Fergus Falls Poverty

Fergus Falls Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,0591,0068.34%
Black26817966.79%
Hispanic499336.61%
Native1032827.18%
Multiple1382316.67%

9.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.47%

Male Poverty Rate

11.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fergus Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fergus Falls is Black, with 66.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fergus Falls is Hispanic, with 6.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.40%.

Name Poverty
High School17.28%
Less Than High School15.92%
Some College8.77%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.65%
Female Unemployed14.74%
Female Employed7.22%
Male Employed3.50%

Fergus Falls Income

Fergus Falls Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,969$60,599
Families$67,392$81,251
Married Families$76,055-
Non Families$26,303$33,718

Fergus Falls Marital Status

Fergus Falls Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fergus Falls Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Fergus Falls Marital Status by Race

Fergus Falls Veterans

1,079

Number of Veterans

1,001

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam397
World War II188
Korea143
First Gulf War133
Second Gulf War14

$Fergus Falls Veterans by Education

5.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fergus Falls Employment Status

61.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fergus Falls Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.92%

Born in Minnesota

97.34%

Native Born

2.66%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.34% of Fergus Falls residents were born in the United States, with 71.92% having been born in Minnesota. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,1291421.02%
201913,9871421.03%
201813,845730.53%
201713,7721421.04%
201613,6301361.01%
201513,494-32-0.24%
201413,526-51-0.38%
201313,5771030.76%
201213,474750.56%
201113,399-15-0.11%
201013,414-57-0.04%
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%