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Detroit Lakes,MN index of house prices

Total population: 8,961 (Urban population: 7,034 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 374 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 5,029 (4,125 occupied: 2,555 owner occupied, 1,572 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

38%
State:

29%

Housing density: 671 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $169,580.

Median contract rent in 2016: $638 (lower quartile is $442, upper quartile is $846)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $807


Median gross rent in Detroit Lakes, MN in 2016: $682

Housing units in Detroit Lakes with a mortgage: 1,566 (24 second mortgage, 137 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 990

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $67,624

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $31,487

Median monthly housing costs: $814


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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $179,173 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Detroit Lakes:

$179,173
Minnesota:

$211,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,825 - $271,197
Median year house/condo built: 1972

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,174
  • In family households: 6,428 (1,013 male householders, 1,197 female householders)
    1,539 spouses, 2,237 children (2,123 natural, 77 adopted, 32 stepchildren), 133 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 27 other relatives, 227 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,430 (715 male householders (583 living alone)), 1,226 female householders (1,066 living alone)), 487 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 337

Size of family households: 1,249 2-persons, 402 3-persons, 273 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,650 1-person, 199 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 59 6-persons.

1,194 married couples with children.
688 single-parent households (52 men, 636 women).

95.5% of residents of Detroit Lakes speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (15% speak English very well, 61% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 334 (3.6%)
(27.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota:

  • 24no bedroom
  • 1321 bedroom
  • 7442 bedrooms
  • 9433 bedrooms
  • 5144 bedrooms
  • 1975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota:

  • 8no bedroom
  • 5631 bedroom
  • 6462 bedrooms
  • 2553 bedrooms
  • 794 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit Lakes in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 92no vehicle
  • 8501 vehicle
  • 1,1092 vehicles
  • 3433 vehicles
  • 1124 vehicles
  • 425+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population

Cars and other vehicles available in Detroit Lakes in renter-occupied apartments

  • 383no vehicle
  • 7911 vehicle
  • 3092 vehicles
  • 893 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota:

  • 91 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 813 rooms
  • 3374 rooms
  • 4325 rooms
  • 4466 rooms
  • 3677 rooms
  • 3058 rooms
  • 5289+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota:

  • 81 room
  • 1682 rooms
  • 4423 rooms
  • 4664 rooms
  • 2415 rooms
  • 816 rooms
  • 997 rooms
  • 118 rooms
  • 469+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Detroit Lakes, MN household income distribution

  • Detroit Lakes, MN household income distribution
  • 299Less than $10,000
  • 310$10,000 to $14,999
  • 239$15,000 to $19,999
  • 328$20,000 to $24,999
  • 369$25,000 to $29,999
  • 277$30,000 to $34,999
  • 226$35,000 to $39,999
  • 185$40,000 to $44,999
  • 85$45,000 to $49,999
  • 371$50,000 to $59,999
  • 335$60,000 to $74,999
  • 403$75,000 to $99,999
  • 179$100,000 to $124,999
  • 214$125,000 to $149,999
  • 124$150,000 to $199,999
  • 92$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Detroit Lakes, MN

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Detroit Lakes, MN
  • 43Less than $10,000
  • 18$10,000 to $14,999
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 49$50,000 to $59,999
  • 58$60,000 to $69,999
  • 117$70,000 to $79,999
  • 42$80,000 to $89,999
  • 103$90,000 to $99,999
  • 214$100,000 to $124,999
  • 215$125,000 to $149,999
  • 313$150,000 to $174,999
  • 223$175,000 to $199,999
  • 249$200,000 to $249,999
  • 208$250,000 to $299,999
  • 197$300,000 to $399,999
  • 194$400,000 to $499,999
  • 30$500,000 to $749,999
  • 76$750,000 to $999,999
  • 26$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 19$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Detroit Lakes, MN

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Detroit Lakes, MN
  • 58Less than $100
  • 13$100 to $149
  • 12$150 to $199
  • 59$200 to $249
  • 119$250 to $299
  • 29$300 to $349
  • 59$350 to $399
  • 7$400 to $449
  • 72$450 to $499
  • 102$500 to $549
  • 90$550 to $599
  • 89$600 to $649
  • 132$650 to $699
  • 41$700 to $749
  • 52$750 to $799
  • 243$800 to $899
  • 63$900 to $999
  • 78$1,000 to $1,249
  • 44$1,250 to $1,499
  • 82$1,500 to $1,999
  • 10$2,000 to $2,499
  • 31$3,000 to $3,499
  • 33No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3172010 or later
  • 322000 to 2009
  • 251990 to 1999
  • 91980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 11Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Detroit Lakes population
Detroit Lakes commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 361
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,447
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 999
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 379
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 202
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 181
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 151
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 23
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 38
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 107
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 249
  • 90 or more minutes: 46
Detroit Lakes, MN Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.4%
Number of people working at home: 175 (4.0% of all workers)

Detroit Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 8,053 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 892 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 42 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 103 (1%)
  • Walked: 273 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 175 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 1,257
 Norwegian: 965
 American: 232
 European: 200
 Swedish: 165
 Scandinavian: 117
 Portuguese: 111
 Danish: 38
 Finnish: 35
 Romanian: 34
 Ukrainian: 34
 Hungarian: 33
 Polish: 29
 French (except Basque): 24
 Croatian: 24
 Dutch: 24
 Scotch-Irish: 23
 English: 22
 Italian: 21
 Irish: 16
 Czech: 13
 Czechoslovakian: 12
 French Canadian: 11
 African: 11
 British: 9
 Pennsylvania German: 9
 Austrian: 7
 Welsh: 7
 Northern European: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 26%Brazil
  • 15%Moldova
  • 14%Croatia
  • 10%Ukraine
  • 9%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Malaysia
  • 6%Mexico

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,922
  • Other state: 2,872
  • Northeast: 112
  • Midwest: 1,926
  • South: 277
  • West: 559

82% of Detroit Lakes residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Minnesota.

Detroit Lakes:

81.8%
State average:

85.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 18
  • 5th and 6th grade: 21
  • 7th and 8th grade: 57
  • 9th grade: 33
  • 10th grade: 43
  • 11th grade: 14
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 40
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 804
  • Less than 1 year of college: 192
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 405
  • Associate degree: 275
  • Bachelor's degree: 554
  • Master's degree: 146
  • Professional school degree: 106
  • Doctorate degree: 48

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 8
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 36
  • 9th grade: 12
  • 10th grade: 38
  • 11th grade: 36
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 21
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,077
  • Less than 1 year of college: 363
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 517
  • Associate degree: 388
  • Bachelor's degree: 661
  • Master's degree: 205
  • Professional school degree: 59
  • Doctorate degree: 64

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 16.7%Females
Detroit Lakes marital status for males
Detroit Lakes marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,156
  • One, attached: 280
  • Two: 73
  • 3 or 4: 158
  • 5 to 9: 176
  • 10 to 19: 273
  • 20 to 49: 526
  • 50 or more: 245
  • Mobile homes: 130

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Detroit Lakes:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Detroit Lakes
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.2%)
  • Electricity (27.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (51.3%)
  • Utility gas (37.5%)
  • Other fuel (7.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

10.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Minnesota:

8.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 74
Here:

18.6%
Minnesota:

22.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)