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Demographics

People

Total Population9,060
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens22.8%
Employed Population 16+4,311
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,769
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,165

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,854
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.7%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$162,000

Ancestry

Norwegian28.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Swedish9.3%
Irish6.6%
English4.9%
Finnish2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2%
Danishn1.8%
Czech1.6%
Portuguese0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Italian0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
German0.4%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Detroit Lakes Almanac

CategoryValue
County Becker 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
Audubon567$57,250
Callaway210$51,250
Dent153$50,417
Frazee1,270$51,103
Lake Park740$58,750

Detroit Lakes Hospitals

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

Detroit Lakes Public Schools

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

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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