Fergus Falls, MN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
60,072
0.576% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
46.1
0.432% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.66%
2.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,990
6.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$234,200
12% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,208
2.04% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fergus Falls, MN had a population of 60.1k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $67,990. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fergus Falls, MN grew from 59,728 to 60,072, a 0.576% increase and its median household income grew from $63,587 to $67,990, a 6.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fergus Falls, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%), Other (Hispanic) (1.56%), White (Hispanic) (1.27%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.999%).

None of the households in Fergus Falls, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Fergus Falls, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fergus Falls, MN are Minnesota State Community and Technical College (1,052 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fergus Falls, MN was $234,200, and the homeownership rate was 80.1%.

Most people in Fergus Falls, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fergus Falls, MN was 2 cars per household.

Fergus Falls, MN borders Alexandria, MN, Fargo, ND-MN, and Wahpeton, ND-MN.

Population & Diversity

Fergus Falls, MN is home to a population of 60.1k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.48% of Fergus Falls, MN residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

In 2022, there were 29.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Fergus Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 940 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Fergus Falls, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fergus Falls, MN was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fergus Falls, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.7k ± 205
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.83k ± 199
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    940 ± 281
3.74%
Hispanic Population
2.24k people

In 2022, there were 29.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.7k people) in Fergus Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.83k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 940 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.74% of the people in Fergus Falls, MN are hispanic (2.24k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fergus Falls, MN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.49k people
2.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.72k people

As of 2022, 2.48% of Fergus Falls, MN residents (1.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fergus Falls, MN was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,808 ± 162
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    542 ± 147
  3. Korea
    399 ± 109

Fergus Falls, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fergus Falls, MN employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Fergus Falls, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,260 people), Manufacturing (3,735 people), and Retail Trade (3,144 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,125), Public Administration ($62,742), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,875).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.2k
2022 Value
± 791
−2.04%
1 Year decline
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fergus Falls, MN declined at a rate of −2.04%, from 28.8k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fergus Falls, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,068 people), Management Occupations (2,982 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fergus Falls, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.2k
2022 Value
± 791
−2.04%
1 Year decline
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fergus Falls, MN declined at a rate of −2.04%, from 28.8k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fergus Falls, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,260 people), Manufacturing (3,735 people), and Retail Trade (3,144 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fergus Falls, MN, though some of these residents may live in Fergus Falls, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,469
Median earning men ± $1,424
$34,061
Median earning women ± $1,215

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,228), Public Administration ($69,158), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,919).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,714), Information ($47,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,781).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 480
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 417
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 365
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Minnesota over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fergus Falls, MN awarded 1,052 degrees. The student population of Fergus Falls, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,132 male students and 3,150 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fergus Falls, MN are White (848 and 81.2%), followed by Black or African American (75 and 7.18%), Hispanic or Latino (46 and 4.41%), and Two or More Races (41 and 3.93%).

The largest universities in Fergus Falls, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota State Community and Technical College (1,052 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fergus Falls, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (272 and 25.9%), Registered Nursing (84 and 7.98%), and Lineworker (58 and 5.51%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,282 students enrolled in Fergus Falls, MN, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,975 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 272 degrees awarded
  2. 84 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fergus Falls, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 272 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fergus Falls, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,052 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Minnesota State Community and Technical College with 1,052 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 423 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fergus Falls, MN, which is 0.672 times less than the 629 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 848 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 75 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,424) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($476) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fergus Falls, MN was $234,200 in 2022, which is 0.831 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $209,100 to $234,200, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Fergus Falls, MN is 80.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fergus Falls, MN have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fergus Falls, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fergus Falls, MN is $67,990. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fergus Falls, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

Property

$234,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,448
$19,963
Median Property Taxes
±$609

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fergus Falls, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fergus Falls, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.1%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.1% of the housing units in Fergus Falls, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Fergus Falls, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fergus Falls, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $118,268, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $116,308 and $110,828.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fergus Falls, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,990
Median Household Income
± $2,597
24.9k
Number of Households
± 792

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.9k households in Fergus Falls, MN grew to $67,990 from the previous year's value of $63,587.

The following chart displays the households in Fergus Falls, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fergus Falls, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.96%)
  3. Carpooled (8.71%)

In 2022, 75.1% of workers in Fergus Falls, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.96%) and those who carpooled to work (8.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fergus Falls, MN have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Fergus Falls, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fergus Falls, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fergus Falls, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.66% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fergus Falls, MN (5.11k out of 59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fergus Falls, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Fergus Falls, MN has health coverage, with 43.4% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see 1102 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1117 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,102 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Minnesota

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,102 patients per year. This represents a 1.34% decrease from the previous year (1,117 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Minnesota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.2% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.1%
Uninsured
43.4%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
18.2%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.61%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fergus Falls, MN declined by 1.56% from 5.18% to 5.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fergus Falls, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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