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Fessenden is a city in Wells County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Cortez Fessenden, surveyor-general for the territory.
The latitude of Fessenden is 47.649N. The longitude is -99.628W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,611 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 568.
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51% of Fessenden residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fessenden ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fessenden was $17,303, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Fessenden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Fessenden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $200. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $593.
Wells County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fessenden political report.
The average commute time for Fessenden workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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