Perham, Minnesota Population 2021

3,847
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Perham is a city located in Otter Tail County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 3,847, it is the 181st largest city in Minnesota and the 5517th largest city in the United States . Perham is currently growing at a rate of 2.70% annually and its population has increased by 28.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,985 in 2010. Perham reached it's highest population of 3,847 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Perham has a population density of 1,084 people per square mile.

The average household income in Perham is $58,104 with a poverty rate of 13.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $705 per month, and the median house value is $145,000. The median age in Perham is 40.9 years, 41.6 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Perham Demographics

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

  • White: 92.51%
  • Other race: 3.76%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Two or more races: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Perham, Minnesota is 3,847 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,544.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,985.

Perham, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,17592.51%
Some Other Race1293.76%
Black or African American491.43%
Two or More Races310.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.84%
Asian190.55%
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Perham Population by Race

Perham Population Pyramid $2021

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Perham Median Age

40.9


Total

41.6


Male

37.4


Female

Perham Adults

There are 2,646 adults, (818 of whom are seniors) in Perham.

Perham Age Dependency

87.7

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Perham Sex Ratio

Female

1,837

53.53%

Male

1,595

46.47%

Perham Population by Age

Perham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
Male68.2%31.8%
All58%42%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
Female30.7%69.3%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Perham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6461.9958
Non Family8321.146.5
Married5122.8684.8
Female1922.3830.7
Male1103.9968.2

2.84

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

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Perham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1205.10%
9th to 12th Grade2008.49%
High School Graduate79833.89%
Some College48420.55%
Associates Degree1606.79%
Bachelors Degree49120.85%
Graduate Degree1024.33%
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Perham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perham Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1661,930573
Hispanic1415720
Other Race65
Native American2929
Asian1919

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 white people with a rate of 26.45%.

Perham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,139$47,128$30,509
Less Than 9th Grade$32,037$$31,782
High School Graduate$28,365$36,875$14,900
Some College$46,646$47,712$29,167
Bachelors Degree$39,857$54,604$37,330
Graduate Degree$56,100$$

$39,139

Average Earnings

$47,128

Average Male

$30,509

Average Female

Perham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perham Language by Age

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Perham Language

93.60% of Perham residents speak only English, while 6.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.86% of the population.

Perham Language

Perham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,90233211.44%
Hispanic3107323.55%
Black4949100.00%

13.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.58%

Male Poverty Rate

12.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perham is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perham is White, with 11.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.08%.

Perham Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School23.47%
Less Than 9th Grade13.07%
Some College11.92%
Bachelors or Greater5.48%

Perham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed82.05%
Female Unemployed25.58%
Female Employed9.85%
Male Employed1.90%

Perham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,128$58,104
Families$55,266$72,931
Married Families$81,912-
Non Families$37,105$42,448
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Income by Household Type

Perham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Perham Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Perham Marital Status by Race

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Perham Marital Status

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221

Number of Veterans

221

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam87
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War29
Korea19
World War II16

Perham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+103
55 to 6438
65 to 7435
35 to 5426
18 to 3419

Perham Veterans by Age

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Perham Veterans by Race

Perham Veterans by Education

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16.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perham Veterans by Education

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69.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Perham Employment by Age

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Perham Employment by Race

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Perham 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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67.02%

Born in Perham

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.52% of Perham residents were born in the United States, with 67.02% having been born in Minnesota. 1.54% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,8471012.70%
20203,7461012.77%
20193,6451012.85%
20183,5441343.93%
20173,4101103.33%
20163,300230.70%
20153,277852.66%
20143,192963.10%
20133,096622.04%
20123,034210.70%
20113,01340.13%
20103,0094501.63%
20002,5590.00%

Perham Population by Year