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Population in 2012: 8,812 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.9%
 

Males: 4,060  (46.1%)
Females: 4,752  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,698 (it was $29,264 in 2000)
Detroit Lakes:

$39,698
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,367

Detroit Lakes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $142,224 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Detroit Lakes:

$142,224
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $185,888; Detached houses: $194,937; Townhouses or other attached units: $280,856; In 2-unit structures: $139,707; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,449; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,994; Mobile homes: $38,307

Median gross rent in 2012: $608.

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  • White alone - 7,836 (91.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 364 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 204 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 119 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 54 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 38 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Detroit Lakes: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (29.2%), Norwegian (22.5%), Swedish (6.8%), Irish (6.7%), English (5.4%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1330 feet

Land area: 7.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,176 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Detroit Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Detroit Lakes city:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

236 residents are foreign born (1.0% North America, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This city:  2.7%
Minnesota:  7.2%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota as of September 02, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Detroit Lakes to the number of sex offenders is 8,812 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,519 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,149 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (45.8 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (178.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (530.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Audubon, MN (2.7 miles ), Frazee, MN (3.0 miles ), Vergas, MN (3.3 miles ), Callaway, MN (3.5 miles) , Lake Park, MN (3.6 miles ), Dent, MN (4.3 miles) , White Earth, MN (4.4 miles ), Perham, MN (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2005: 63 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2007: 64 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $217,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.81 N, Longitude: 95.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,931 (+57.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,820 (71.1%)

Area code: 218

Detroit Lakes household income distribution Detroit Lakes home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Detroit Lakes by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1123N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 13.313.125.937.9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 2221311112
per 100,000 26.726.325.912.637.712.312.412.212.023.2
Assaults 1181012151412798
per 100,000 146.7105.0129.6151.6188.3172.6148.385.3108.192.6
Burglaries 25483233223935192527
per 100,000 333.4630.2414.8417.0276.1480.8432.4231.5300.2312.7
Thefts 420447365408344339260331380371
per 100,000 5601.55868.54731.05156.14317.84179.53212.34032.24562.44296.5
Auto thefts 343329121923135149
per 100,000 453.5433.2375.9151.6238.5283.6160.660.9168.1104.2
Arson 2512301000
per 100,000 26.765.613.025.337.70.012.40.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.9) 307.6327.2280.8289.3N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Detroit Lakes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Minnesota average:

1.66

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-0.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Detroit Lakes-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Detroit Lakes city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 40.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Detroit Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.7 miles away from Detroit Lakes center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Becker County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Dave Reichert - Politician, Janet Benshoof - Lawyer, Garrett Raboin - Ice hockey player, Jim Chivers - College basketball player (Loyola MD Greyhounds), Kathryn Knuttila - Beauty pageant winner.


Hospitals/medical centers in Detroit Lakes:

  • SANFORD DIALYSIS DETROIT LAKES (Dialysis Facility, 114 EAST FRAZEE STREET)
  • ST MARYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 114 FRAZEE STREET EAST)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH ST MARYS (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1027 WASHINGTON AVE)
  • WEST HOME (Hospital, "1118 WEST AVE, PO BOX 1355")
  • EMMANUEL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1415 MADISON AVENUE)
  • ESSENTIA HEALTH OAK CROSSING (Nursing Home, 1040 LINCOLN AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Detroit Lakes, MN

Airports located in Detroit Lakes:

Amtrak station:

DETROIT LAKES (116 PIONEER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.detroit-lakes.mn.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Detroit Lakes:

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 39 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,462)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 44 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 46 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Bemidji State University (about 65 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 84 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 92 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,038)

Public high schools in Detroit Lakes:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Detroit Lakes:

Private elementary/middle schools in Detroit Lakes:

  • HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 1043 LAKE AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 24688 COUNTY HIGHWAY 6; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 404 RICHWOOD RD; Grades: 1 - 6)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Callaway Elementary School, in Callaway MN, is also a part of the Detroit Lakes MN School Distrist. There are 85 students in grades K-5.
  • Callaway Elementary School, in Callaway MN, is also a part of the Detroit Lakes MN School Distrist. There are 85 students in grades K-5.

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Notable locations in Detroit Lakes: Shorewood Campgrounds (A), Detroit Lakes Station (B), Becker County Fairgrounds (C), American Legion Campgrounds (D), Becker County Courthouse (E), Becker County Sheriff's Office (F), Detroit Lakes Fire Department (G), Becker County Museum (H), Detroit Lakes City Police Department (I), Detroit Lakes Sports Arena (J), Detroit Lakes Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Washington Square Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Detroit Lakes include: First Lutheran Church (A), Congregational Church (B), Berean Baptist Church (C), Holy Rosary Catholic Church (D), Zion Lutheran Church (E), Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Mount Olive Lutheran Church (H), Jehovahs Witnesses (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Holy Rosary Catholic Church (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Detroit Lake (A), Deadshot Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sucker Creek Number Two (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Becker County Historical Society (Museums; 714 Summit Avenue), Charlie's Ottertail Tubing (Amusement & Theme Parks; 38789 State Highway 34), Go-Putt N Bump (Amusement & Theme Parks; 15802 USHighway 59), Laabs Art Studio (Tours & Charters; 21168 Klein Road).

Hotels: Castaway Inn & Resort (1226 South Shore Drive), Budget Host Inn (895 Highway 10 East), Pine To Palm Motel (702 West Lake Drive), Holland House Best Western Suites (Highway 10 East), Country Inn-Stes Detroit Lakes (1330 Highway 10 East), Best Western Holland House (615 US Highway 10 East), Detroit Lakes Lodge (1334 Washington Avenue), Americinn - Detroit Lakes- Mn (777 Highway 10 E), Super 8 Motel (400 Morrow Avenue).

Court: Minnesota State Offices - Court 7th Judicial District (1000 Highway 10 West).

 
Becker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Detroit Lakes and their reported violations in the past:

YOUNG LIFE CASTAWAY CLUB (Address: 51709 County Highway 31 , Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2000), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (MAY-22-2000), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-22-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-24-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-24-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-1998), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-24-1998), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-24-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-1999)
PELICAN BEACH RESORT (Address: 50535 Fish Lake Road , Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2000), St Boil Water Order (JUL-05-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2000), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-05-2000), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-05-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2000)
BRANDY LAKE ESTATES (Address: 25479 Brandy Lake Boulevard , Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between APR-01-2000 and JUN-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-01-2000 to SEP-01-2000), St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2001), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-06-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2001)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SERENITY BAY RESORT (Address: 11248 County Highway 17 , Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-20-1997), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-20-1997), St Public Notif requested (AUG-20-1997), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-20-1997), St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-20-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-20-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-1997)
RIVER HILLS GOLF COURSE (Address: 1406 West Lake Drive , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-11-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (APR-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2006), St Boil Water Order (APR-11-2006), St Formal NOV issued (APR-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Detroit Lakes that have no violations reported:

  • DETROIT LAKES (Population served: 7900, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MEADOW LAKE CAMPSITE (Address: PO Box 906, Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LONG LAKE CAMPSITE (Population served: 180, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RICHWOOD LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARGO'S RESTAURANT AND BAR (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST. MARY'S OF THE LAKES (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILDFLOWER AT FAIR HILLS (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MADSEN GROVE RESORT (Population served: 98, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LUND LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 85, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHELL LAKE RESORT (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.5%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 3.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.2%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Detroit Lakes, MN

People in group quarters in Detroit Lakes in 2010:

  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 57 people in group homes intended for adults
225 people in nursing homes in 2000
45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Detroit Lakes compared to Minnesota state average:

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Detroit Lakes (2011 data):

  • Midwest Bank: at 613 Highway 10 East, branch established on 1917/06/01; Detroit Lakes Wal-Mart Branch at 1583 Highway 10 West, branch established on 2001/02/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.8 mil, Deposits: $265.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Bank Group, Inc.
  • BREMER BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Detroit Lakes Branch at 115 East Holmes Street, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,562.1 mil, Deposits: $1,223.3 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Otto Bremer Foundation
  • State Bank & Trust: Detroit Lakes Branch at 920 Lake Avenue, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,226.6 mil, Deposits: $1,916.5 mil, headquarters in Fargo, ND, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: State Bankshares, Inc.
  • First Security Bank - Sleepy Eye: Detroit Lakes Branch at 611 Summitt Avenue, branch established on 1990/03/16. Info updated 2011/03/15: Bank assets: $184.1 mil, Deposits: $157.6 mil, headquarters in Sleepy Eye, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Sleepy Eye Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Detroit Lakes Branch at 211 West Holmes, branch established on 1929/03/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • American National Bank of Minnesota: Detroit Lakes Branch at 1325 Highway 10 West, branch established on 1988/12/27. Info updated 2006/05/05: Bank assets: $278.8 mil, Deposits: $227.6 mil, headquarters in Baxter, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorporation Of Minnesota, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota:

  • 59er Motel, Rt 3 Hwy 59 N, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-3144
  • Best Western Holland House & Suites, 615 Hwy 10 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-4483, Fax: (218) 847-1770
  • Lakecrest Resort, Rt 1, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-5459
  • Americinn Motel & Suites, 777 Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (800) 634-3444
  • Super 8 Motel, 400 Morrow Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-1651
  • The Lodge On Lake Detroit, 1200 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-8439
  • Holiday Inn On The Lake, 1155 Hwy 10 E, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-2121, Fax: (218) 847-2121
  • Country Inn & Suites, 1330 Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 , Phone: (218) 847-2000, Fax: (218) 847-5806
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Detroit Lakes travel time to work - commute


Detroit Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Detroit Lakes city (based on Becker County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.94%
Here73.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents34.3%33.0%16.7%3.0%2.9%
Congregations28.6%17.9%14.3%3.6%5.4%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceVineyard USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%2.0%1.2%1.1%3.9%
Congregations3.6%1.8%1.8%1.8%21.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Becker County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Becker County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Becker County:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Becker County:

28.9%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Becker County:

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$20,336$48,8060$0
Other Government Administration 7$35,521$60,89314$11,043
Police Protection - Officers 14$60,261$51,6520$0
Police - Other 2$7,585$45,5100$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$1,468
Streets and Highways 11$42,420$46,2760$0
Sewerage 8$31,282$46,9230$0
Parks and Recreation 7$25,472$43,6666$4,645
Water Supply 1$4,297$51,5640$0
Electric Power 16$71,539$53,6540$0
Other and Unallocable 9$32,683$43,5772$1,085
Totals for Government 80$331,396$49,70923$18,241

Detroit Lakes government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $221,000 ($25.08)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,975,000 ($791.53)
    Liquor Stores: $2,066,000 ($234.45)
    Sewerage: $1,217,000 ($138.11)
    Regular Highways: $947,000 ($107.47)
    Police Protection: $879,000 ($99.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $607,000 ($68.88)
    Water Utilities: $596,000 ($67.64)
    General - Other: $419,000 ($47.55)
    Central Staff Services: $388,000 ($44.03)
    Libraries: $211,000 ($23.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $191,000 ($21.67)
    Fire Protection: $186,000 ($21.11)
    Financial Administration: $152,000 ($17.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $108,000 ($12.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($9.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $66,000 ($7.49)
    Air Transportation: $57,000 ($6.47)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($1.82)
    Private Transit Subsidies: $10,000 ($1.13)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,080,000 ($122.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,185,000 ($361.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($1.82)

Detroit Lakes government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $56,000 ($6.35)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,068,000 ($121.20)
    All Other: $673,000 ($76.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $186,000 ($21.11)
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000 ($1.13)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
    Highways: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $44,000 ($4.99)
    General Support: $23,000 ($2.61)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,281,000 ($145.37)
    Special Assessments: $777,000 ($88.18)
    Rents: $258,000 ($29.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $241,000 ($27.35)
    Property Sale Other: $171,000 ($19.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,301,000 ($828.53)
    Liquor Stores: $2,330,000 ($264.41)
    Water Utilities: $619,000 ($70.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,936,000 ($219.70)
    General Support: $1,727,000 ($195.98)
    Highways: $972,000 ($110.30)
    All Other: $23,000 ($2.61)
  • Tax - Property: $1,592,000 ($180.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $117,000 ($13.28)
    NEC: $72,000 ($8.17)

Detroit Lakes government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $4,101,000 ($465.39)
    Water Utilities: $313,000 ($35.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,614,000 ($1431.46)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,651,000 ($641.28)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,405,000 ($1975.15)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $313,000 ($35.52)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,579,000 ($406.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $522,000 ($59.24)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $860,000 ($97.59)

Detroit Lakes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,708,000 ($1669.09)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,885,000 ($554.36)

6.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,550 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($175 average AGI)
Becker County:

0.12%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.89% ($32,925 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.82% ($51,663)
from Clay County, MN  0.67% ($35,600)


6.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cass County, ND  0.89% ($41,604 average AGI)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.68% ($30,963)
to Clay County, MN  0.63% ($30,171)

Strongest AM radio stations in Detroit Lakes:

  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Detroit Lakes:

  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KVOX-FM (99.9 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KCCM-FM (91.1 FM; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Detroit Lakes:

  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 48
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Minnesota average:
  • Fatal accident count: 74
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 115
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 80
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 189
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

See more detailed statistics of Detroit Lakes fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total average daily traffic: 57,594
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,116

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 6
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Detroit Lakes, MN


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 64

Incident types - Detroit Lakes


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Detroit Lakes, MN

Most common first names in Detroit Lakes, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11176.2 years
Mary7679.6 years
Robert7067.5 years
Charles6176.1 years
Ruth5983.1 years
William5878.1 years
Carl5481.3 years
George5479.0 years
James4973.0 years
Albert4776.9 years
Most common last names in Detroit Lakes, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson17180.4 years
Anderson9978.4 years
Olson9278.5 years
Nelson7777.3 years
Hanson5879.6 years
Peterson5579.8 years
Erickson5079.4 years
Larson4175.6 years
Thompson2379.6 years
Carlson2274.2 years
Businesses in Detroit Lakes, MN
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Best Western1Menards1
Burger King1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx2Sears1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
JCPenney1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets5Verizon Wireless1
Maurices1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Detroit Lakes, MN

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