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People

Total Population 8,897
Male Share of the Population 45.5%
Female Share of the Population 54.5%
Senior Citizens 22.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,064
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,305
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $712
Median House Value $161,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Detroit Lakes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles E of Fargo, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Becker
Standard Zip Codes 56501
P.O. Box Zip Codes 56502
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.817
Longitude -95.845

Detroit Lakes Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DETROIT LAKES 1 NNE
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 16 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Station HAWLEY 3 NE
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp -7 to 15 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 32 to 55 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
Station OTTERTAIL
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Audubon 593 $56,813
Callaway 207 $47,188
Dent 162 $51,458
Frazee 1,320 $50,750
Lake Park 725 $58,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Detroit Lakes Hospitals

ST MARYS REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1027 WASHINGTON AVE
(218) 847-5611
Emergency Service: Yes

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Detroit Lakes High Schools

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DETROIT LAKES SR.
1301 ROOSEVELT AVE.
218-847-4491
Serves 879 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

DETROIT LAKES ALC
702 LAKE AVE.
218-844-5687
A Non-traditional School
Serves 51 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

DETROIT LAKES ALTERN. PROGRAM
ROOSEVELT & JAMES
218-847-9271
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.1

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