Perham, Minnesota Population 2024

3,752

Perham is a city located in Otter Tail County Minnesota. Perham has a 2024 population of 3,752. Perham is currently growing at a rate of 1.63% annually and its population has increased by 6.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,512 in 2020.

The average household income in Perham is $63,098 with a poverty rate of 17.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Perham is 41.9 years, 42.5 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Perham Demographics

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

  • White: 84.9%
  • Other race: 8.29%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Black or African American: 2.67%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,048.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.83% (240)
The current population of Perham, Minnesota is 3,752 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,512.

Perham, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,99284.9%
Other race2928.29%
Two or more races1414%
Black or African American942.67%
Asian50.14%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Perham Population by Race

Perham Population Pyramid 2024

Perham Median Age

41.9

Total

42.5

Male

36.6

Female

Perham Adults

There are 2,721 adults, (905 of whom are seniors) in Perham.

Perham Age Dependency

94.1

Age Dependency Ratio

49.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Perham Sex Ratio

Female1,85452.61%
Male1,67047.39%

Perham Population by Age

Perham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4932.266238
Non Family7151.145.554.5
Married4372.9497.32.7
Female2363.3930.169.9
Male1054.881000

3.24

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Perham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1064.65%
9th to 12th Grade23110.14%
High School Graduate63827.99%
Some College46420.36%
Associates Degree24210.62%
Bachelors Degree47620.89%
Graduate Degree1225.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Perham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0231,907568
Hispanic22100
Other Race16300
2+ Races883030
Asian550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 34.09%.

Perham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,567$47,147$46,250
Less Than 9th Grade$45,668$0$0
High School Graduate$33,810$39,006$18,992
Some College$47,875$46,509$52,132
Bachelors Degree$55,076$55,987$53,646
Graduate Degree$0$53,872$0

$46,567

Average Earnings

$47,147

Average Male

$46,250

Average Female

Perham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Perham Language

91.71% of Perham residents speak only English, while 8.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.86% of the population.

Perham Language

Perham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,88739013.51%
Multiple14111178.72%
Black9494100%
Hispanic3505816.57%
Asian55100%

17.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.37%

Male Poverty Rate

14.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perham is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perham is White, with 13.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.73%.

Perham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.88%
High School26.69%
Some College14.84%
Bachelors or Greater8.06%

Perham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed77.23%
Female Unemployed36.49%
Male Employed5.77%
Female Employed5.08%

Perham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,509$63,098
Families$62,963$80,463
Married Families$108,942$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,089$40,976

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Perham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Perham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Perham 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.

Perham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Perham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

221

Number of Veterans

221

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam141
Korea22
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Perham Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+133
65 to 7472
55 to 6416
18 to 340
35 to 540

Perham Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2219.51%

Perham Veterans by Race

Perham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

19.2%

Unemployment Rate

Perham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Perham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Perham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.97%

Born in Perham

96.59%

Native Born

3.41%

Foreign Born

2.47%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.59% of Perham residents were born in the United States, with 57.97% having been born in Minnesota. 2.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Perham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,052601.5%
20283,992601.53%
20273,932601.55%
20263,872601.57%
20253,812601.6%
20243,752601.63%
20233,692601.65%
20223,632340.94%
20213,598862.45%
20203,512-129-3.54%
20193,6411032.91%
20183,5381303.81%
20173,4081073.24%
20163,301230.7%
20153,278852.66%
20143,193963.1%
20133,097632.08%
20123,034200.66%
20113,01450.17%
20103,00945017.58%
20002,55900%

Perham Population by Year