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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Perham is a town in Minnesota with a population of 3,345. Perham is in Otter Tail County. Living in Perham offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Perham and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Perham are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Perham Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    82.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    55.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    82.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    55.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Perham

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,068
National
$55,322
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Perham Reviews

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I have lived in Perham, Minnesota for 12 years and I've loved every second of it. They have a lot of activities to keep you entertained, like turtle races in the summer. The only complaint I would have is there is nothing to do at night, other than go to a bar.
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Small town with lots of character. Great schools and lots of work opportunities. Room for more diversity.
Perham is a quaint little town filled with unique and adorable mom-and-pop shops, a few popular fast-food chains, and some well-known businesses within the lakes area such as Service Foods, Dean's, Dollar Store, Shopko, etc. Many of these places are filled with friendly people. My particular favorite is the Bev's Booknook located on mainstreet, which I've been going to since I was a child. The biggest of these however is the big KLN company spanning over Barrel O' Fun chips, Kenney's Candy, Nutheads the chocolate factory, and Tuffy's dog food plant.