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.

Perham is a blue-collar town, with 38.95% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Perham is a city of professionals, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Perham who work in office and administrative support (9.87%), sales jobs (7.19%), and teaching (6.41%).

One of the benefits of Perham is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.66 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Perham is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.18% of adults 25 and older in Perham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Perham in 2010 was $28,340, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,360 for a family of four. However, Perham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Perham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Important ancestries of people in Perham include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.

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

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