Demographics

People

Total Population9,134
Male Share of the Population44.4%
Female Share of the Population55.6%
Senior Citizens22.5%
Employed Population 16+4,388
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25%
Median Earnings25+$32,611
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,222
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,801
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.4%
Median Gross Rent$729
Median House Value$177,300

Ancestry

Norwegian27.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.1%
Swedish8.4%
Irish7.9%
English4%
Finnish3.1%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Italian1.9%
Czech1.8%
Danishn0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
African0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Romanian0.4%
German0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Icelander0.1%
Greek0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Detroit Lakes Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyBecker County
Standard Zip Codes56501
P.O. Box Zip Codes56502
Phone Area Codes218
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.81
Approximate Longitude-95.84

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)

StationDETROIT LAKES 1 NNE
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 16 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp36 to 56 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches
StationHAWLEY 3 NE
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp-7 to 15 F
Apr Temp31 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp32 to 55 F
Annual Precip21.5 inches
StationOTTERTAIL
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 20 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip26.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Audubon594$58,359
Callaway186$46,667
Dent191$60,750
Frazee1,439$58,750
Lake Park745$61,667
Vergas355$66,875

Detroit Lakes Hospitals

Essentia Health St Marys
(Non-profit)
1027 Washington Avenue
(218) 847-0850

Detroit Lakes Public Schools

Afterschool Program
702 Lake Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9271
High
Detroit Lakes Alternative Prog.
826 Summit Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 844-5687
High
Total Enrollment 58
Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center
826 Summit Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 844-5687
High
Total Enrollment 2
Detroit Lakes Middle
510 11th Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9228
Middle
Total Enrollment 797
Detroit Lakes Middle Alc
500 11th Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9228
Middle
Total Enrollment 6
Detroit Lakes Senior High
1301 Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-4491
High
Total Enrollment 838
Drake Residential Treatment Center
702 Lake Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9271
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Hs Culture Club
702 Lake Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9271
High
Total Enrollment 1
Hs Extended Year Program
702 Lake Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9271
High
Lincoln Early Childhood Ed. Center
204 E Willlow
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9271
Primary
Total Enrollment 88
Roosevelt Elementary
510 11th Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-1106
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Rossman Elementary
1221 Rossman Ave
ZIP: 56501
(218) 847-9268
Primary
Total Enrollment 582

Detroit Lakes Private Schools

Faith Christian School
24688 County Highway 6
ZIP: 56501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Holy Rosary Catholic School
1043 Lake Ave
ZIP: 56501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
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