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Fergus Falls, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Fergus Falls had a population of 13,412 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fergus Falls is located at latitude 46.285 and longitude -96.0761 in Otter Tail County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fergus Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.11 sq. miles and a water area of 1.26 sq. miles. Otter Tail County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Fergus Falls (GNIS ID: 2394758) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fergus Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fergus Falls: City of Fergus Falls.

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Fergus Falls, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,412
Population in Households 12,788
Population in Familes 9,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 624
Population Density1 950
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 5,964
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 3,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,503 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,795 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,168 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 539 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $121,479
Average Home Value $150,198


Median Household Income $40,676
Average Household Income $56,525
Per Capita Income $25,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.34%
Households 0.41% 0.4%
Families 0.53% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fergus Falls, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fergus Falls to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 80 91st
Population Density1 # 305 66th
Diversity Index2 # 345 62nd
Median Household Income # 773 15th
Per Capita Income # 616 32nd

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