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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Fergus Falls is a town in Minnesota with a population of 13,606. Fergus Falls is in Otter Tail County. Living in Fergus Falls offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Fergus Falls and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fergus Falls are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Fergus Falls Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    490.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,348.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Fergus Falls

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,191
National
$55,322
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Fergus Falls Reviews

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What should change is business, there are few places to shop and lots of restaurants. The resturants are very delicious but i think Fergus Falls should invest in more for children to do other than the ymca and the bowling alley, kids dont have a lot of options to go out anx hang. With friends in Fergus. More places for kids to hang out and more stores to shop in would make Fergus grow in population and popularity. When kids grow up they nove away because theres simply no fun to do in fergus falls.
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Fergus Falls is located in Otter Tail county which is home of over 1000 lakes. Fergus Falls has many outdoor activities available. You will find the perfect lake within 20 miles. It offers numerous trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. The streets are lined with trees which make it beautiful for any season. Fergus Falls offers multiple educational choices. There is the public school, Twin Oaks, Alternative Learning Center and Hillcrest Academy.
I've lived here most of my life. Pretty, small town. Lots of beautiful lakes. Maplewood state park is about 30/45 minutes away. Lots of places to eat, and shops downtown. There is a river walk downtown as well.