Perham, MN


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Perham is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,278 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Perham is the 204th largest community in Minnesota.

When you are in Perham, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.74% of Perham’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Perham is a city of professionals, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perham who work in office and administrative support (10.34%), teaching (6.43%), and sales jobs (5.95%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Perham spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.43 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Perham are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.51% of adults in Perham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Perham in 2010 was $26,303, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,212 for a family of four. However, Perham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Perham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Perham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Perham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Perham include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Perham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Scandinavian languages.

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