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Perham
  • Town in Minnesota

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Perham is a town in Minnesota with a population of 3,432. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$705
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

Working in Perham

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,128
National
$62,843

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