Fergus Falls, MN

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Population

13,606

2.22% growth

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$43,191

0.747% decline

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Number of Employees

6,735

0.959% growth

Median Property Value

$121,300

2.36% growth

About

In 2017, Fergus Falls, MN had a population of 13.6k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $43,191. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fergus Falls, MN grew from 13,310 to 13,606, a 2.22% increase and its median household income declined from $43,516 to $43,191, a -0.747% decrease.

The population of Fergus Falls, MN is 92.1% White Alone, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.26% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fergus Falls, MN speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fergus Falls, MN are Minnesota State Community and Technical College (1,455 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fergus Falls, MN is $121,300, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Fergus Falls, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12 minutes. The average car ownership in Fergus Falls, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fergus Falls, MN employs 6.74k people. The largest industries in Fergus Falls, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,616 people), Retail Trade (711 people), and Manufacturing (664 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,306), Public Administration ($54,688), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,735).

Median household income in Fergus Falls, MN is $43,191. Males in Fergus Falls, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Fergus Falls, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,191

2017 value

± $3,076

-0.747%

1 Year Growth

± 12.9%

Households in Fergus Falls, MN have a median annual income of $43,191, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,516 in 2016, which represents a -0.747% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fergus Falls, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9611

  2. Census Tract 9609

  3. Census Tract 9610

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fergus Falls, MN was Census Tract 9611 with a value of $56,944, followed by Census Tract 9609 and Census Tract 9610, with respective values of $44,401 and $38,004.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fergus Falls, MN (1.47k out of 13.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,265 ± 256

  2. Black

    206 ± 114

  3. Hispanic

    22 ± 69

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.74k

2017 Value

± 579

0.959%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fergus Falls, MN grew at a rate of 0.959%, from 6.67k employees to 6.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fergus Falls, MN, are Sales & Related Occupations (698 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (652 people), and Management Occupations (548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fergus Falls, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fergus Falls, MN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (698 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (652 people), and Management Occupations (548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fergus Falls, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.71 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fergus Falls, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,636), Management Occupations ($71,190), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.74k

2017 Value

± 579

0.959%

1 Year growth

± 12.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fergus Falls, MN grew at a rate of 0.959%, from 6.67k employees to 6.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fergus Falls, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,616 people), Retail Trade (711 people), and Manufacturing (664 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Fergus Falls, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,616 people), Retail Trade (711 people), and Manufacturing (664 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fergus Falls, MN has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.57 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fergus Falls, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,306), Public Administration ($54,688), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,735).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.2% of the population of Fergus Falls, MN has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Fergus Falls, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Fergus Falls, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.76%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

15.5%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fergus Falls, MN declined by 6.92% from 7.27% to 6.76%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Fergus Falls, MN is home to a population of 13.6k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Fergus Falls, MN residents were born outside of the country (369 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fergus Falls, MN is composed of 12.5k White Alone residents (92.1%), 461 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.39%), 307 Black or African American Alone residents (2.26%), 119 Two or More Races residents (0.875%), 105 Asian Alone residents (0.772%), 87 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.639%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fergus Falls, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fergus Falls, MN was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Fergus Falls, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fergus Falls, MN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    369 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Fergus Falls, MN residents (369 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fergus Falls, MN was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Fergus Falls, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fergus Falls, MN was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.5k ± 314

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    461 ± 263

  3. Black or African American Alone

    307 ± 133

In 2017, there were 27.2 times more White Alone residents (12.5k people) in Fergus Falls, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 461 Hispanic or Latino and 307 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Fergus Falls, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Fergus Falls, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Fergus Falls, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fergus Falls, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    350 ± 139

  2. World War II

    201 ± 82

  3. Korea

    137 ± 69

Fergus Falls, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fergus Falls, MN awarded 1,455 degrees. The student population of Fergus Falls, MN is skewed towards women, with 2,543 male students and 3,773 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fergus Falls, MN are White (1,304 and 90.1%), followed by Two or More Races (42 and 2.9%), Hispanic or Latino (40 and 2.76%), and Black or African American (26 and 1.8%).

The largest universities in Fergus Falls, MN by number of degrees awarded are Minnesota State Community and Technical College (1,455 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fergus Falls, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (351 and 24.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (117 and 8.04%), and Registered Nursing (103 and 7.08%).

The median tuition costs in Fergus Falls, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 351 degrees awarded

  2. 103 degrees awarded

  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fergus Falls, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 351 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,455 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fergus Falls, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Minnesota State Community and Technical College with 1,455 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

579

Degrees Awarded to Men

876

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 579 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fergus Falls, MN, which is 0.661 times less than the 876 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,304 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fergus Falls, MN were to White students. These 1,304 degrees mean that there were 31 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fergus Falls, MN was $121,300 in 2017, which is 0.557 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,500 to $121,300, a 2.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Fergus Falls, MN is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fergus Falls, MN have an average commute time of 12 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fergus Falls, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,191

Median Household Income

± $3,076

6.25k

Number of Households

± 559

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.25k households in Fergus Falls, MN declined from $43,191 from the previous year's value of $43,516.

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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Housing

Property Value

$121,300

2017 Median

± $7,050

$118,500

2016 Median

± $6,669

In 2017, the median property value in Fergus Falls, MN grew to to $121,300 from the previous year's value of $118,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fergus Falls, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fergus Falls, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fergus Falls, MN 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.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

62.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Fergus Falls, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fergus Falls, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

12 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fergus Falls, MN have a shorter commute time (12 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.583% of the workforce in Fergus Falls, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.75%

  3. Walked

    5.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fergus Falls, MN was Drove Alone (77.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.75%) and those who Walked (5.53%).

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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