Detroit Lakes Becker County, Minnesota

Detroit Lakes: City in Minnesota, United States

About

Detroit Lakes is a city located in the county of Becker in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,569 and a population density of 207 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,255 inhabitants.

The city was created 151 years ago in 1870.

Detroit Lakes Quick Facts

Population : 9,255 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
County : Becker County
Phone Area Codes : 218
Area : 41.32 km2
Altitude : 1,368 feet / 417 meters
Capital city : Detroit Lakes is capital of Becker County
Establishment : January 01, 1871 (151 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 04:49:57 (21st May 2022)
Postal code : 56501
Density : 224 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.41% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Detroit Lakes is located at 46°49'2"N 95°50'43"W (46.8171800, -95.8453300).

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Demographics

The population of Detroit Lakes increased by 7.41% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,569 - census
2011 8,822 2.87% estimation process
2012 8,931 1.22% estimation process
2013 8,985 0.6% estimation process
2014 9,009 0.27% estimation process
2015 9,059 0.55% estimation process
2016 9,126 0.73% estimation process
2017 9,215 0.97% estimation process
2018 9,287 0.78% estimation process
2019 9,288 0.01% estimation process
2020 9,255 -0.36% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 6,435
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 5,914
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 8.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,999
April 1, 2010 Population : 3,686
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.7%
People over 65 (%) : 13.8%
Female persons, % : 52.0%
White only, percent : 86.0%
Black or African American alone, percent : 5.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 2.2%
Asians alone % : 2.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 84.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 460
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 7.6%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 48.3%

Detroit Lakes zip code is 56501. County name: Becker, County fips: 27005

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 48.3%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $170,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,103
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $327
2015-2019 median gross rent : $718
2015-2019 Households : 1,792
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.67
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 78.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 9.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 95.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 3,275
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,473
2012 total retail sales per capita : NA
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $50,662
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,289
Percentage of people living in poverty : 22.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 264
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 126
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 109
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 27
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 227
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 40
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 196
2010 population per square mile : 4,007.5
2010 land area in square miles : 0.92

People born in Detroit Lakes (11)

People born in Detroit Lakes, including ice hockey player Garrett Raboin, Former U.S. Representative from Washington Dave Reichert, football, basketball and baseball coach George Keogan, .

List

  • Janet Benshoof (American lawyer) she was born in 10/05/1947
  • Kathryn Knuttila (American beauty pageant contestant) she was born in 22/09/1986
  • Adam Thielen (NFL wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings) he was born in 22/08/1990
  • Jill Troutner (American biathlete) she was born in 04/02/1971
  • Bill Kuisle (American politician) he was born in 11/01/1958
  • John A Sealander Jr. (mammalogist) he was born in 09/12/1917
  • Wally Johnson he was born in 01/01/1915
  • Paul Cummings (American curator and publisher) he was born in 01/01/1933

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Detroit Lakes, MN

Code Name Address Type
DLK Detroit Lakes 116 Pioneer Street RAIL
FAR Fargo 420 4th Street North RAIL
SPL Staples First & Fourth Aves RAIL

Post offices near Detroit Lakes

Post Office Name City ZIP
Detroit Lak Post Office Detroit Lakes (MN) 56501
Audubon Post Office Audubon (MN) 56511
Fraz Post Office Frazee (MN) 56544
Verga Post Office Vergas (MN) 56587
Callaway Post Office Callaway (MN) 56521

Other cities in Becker County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Becker County , MN. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lake Eunice 1,650 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Midway 1,416 Unincorporated community in Becker County, Minnesota
Frazee 1,381 City in Becker County, Minnesota, United States of America
Cormorant 1,113 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Osage 955 Census-designated place in Becker County, Minnesota, United States
White Earth 883 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Richwood 704 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Audubon 575 City in Minnesota, United States
Lake Park 511 City in Becker County, Minnesota, United States
Pine Point 428 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Evergreen 363 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Ogema 350 City in Becker County, Minnesota, United States of America
Callaway 304 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Wolf Lake 261 City in Becker County, Minnesota, United States of America
Two Inlets 225 Township in Becker County, Minnesota
Elbow Lake 140 Census-designated place in Becker and Clearwater counties, Minnesota, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Detroit Lakes distances to largest Minnesota cities