Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Population 2021

9,290
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Detroit Lakes is a city located in Becker County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Becker County. With a 2020 population of 9,290, it is the 104th largest city in Minnesota and the 3262nd largest city in the United States . Detroit Lakes is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 8.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,569 in 2010. Detroit Lakes reached it's highest population of 9,290 in 2021. Spanning over 16 miles, Detroit Lakes has a population density of 836 people per square mile.

The average household income in Detroit Lakes is $74,985 with a poverty rate of 14.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $742 per month, and the median house value is $190,600. The median age in Detroit Lakes is 40.3 years, 39.7 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Detroit Lakes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Detroit Lakes was:

  • White: 90.61%
  • Two or more races: 3.71%
  • Native American: 3.38%
  • Asian: 1.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.97%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is 9,290 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,287.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,569.

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,33390.61%
Two or More Races3413.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native3113.38%
Asian1231.34%
Black or African American890.97%
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Detroit Lakes Population by Race

Detroit Lakes Population Pyramid $2021

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Detroit Lakes Median Age

40.3


Total

39.7


Male

40.8


Female

Detroit Lakes Adults

There are 7,162 adults, (1,985 of whom are seniors) in Detroit Lakes.

Detroit Lakes Age Dependency

77.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Detroit Lakes Sex Ratio

Female

5,045

54.85%

Male

4,152

45.15%

Detroit Lakes Population by Age

Detroit Lakes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Detroit Lakes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
Male75.2%24.8%
All59%41%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female33%67%

59.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Detroit Lakes Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0752.1759
Non Family1,7131.0945.5
Married1,6863.0280.5
Female5672.8333
Male1092.5975.2

2.84

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Detroit Lakes Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1642.60%
9th to 12th Grade2463.90%
High School Graduate1,72027.28%
Some College1,59425.29%
Associates Degree67610.72%
Bachelors Degree1,28620.40%
Graduate Degree6189.80%
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Detroit Lakes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Detroit Lakes Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,8355,4911,802
Native American20916625
2+ Races1029548
Hispanic624617
Black57577
Asian565622

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 47.06%.

Detroit Lakes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,207$37,599$30,571
Less Than 9th Grade$20,563$20,938$
High School Graduate$25,091$27,036$23,929
Some College$30,165$39,631$24,911
Bachelors Degree$55,460$58,542$45,833
Graduate Degree$63,750$60,625$64,643

$32,207

Average Earnings

$37,599

Average Male

$30,571

Average Female

Detroit Lakes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Detroit Lakes Language by Age

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Detroit Lakes Language

97.08% of Detroit Lakes residents speak only English, while 2.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.05% of the population.

Detroit Lakes Language

Detroit Lakes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9731,00112.55%
Multiple34114041.06%
Hispanic934750.54%
Black782734.62%
Asian1182420.34%
Native295206.78%

14.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.19%

Male Poverty Rate

15.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Detroit Lakes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Detroit Lakes is Hispanic, with 50.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Detroit Lakes is Native, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.25%.

Detroit Lakes Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.32%
High School13.43%
Some College10.82%
Bachelors or Greater3.05%

Detroit Lakes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.73%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed10.48%
Male Employed5.33%

Detroit Lakes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Detroit Lakes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,173$74,985
Families$64,318$96,568
Married Families$81,354-
Non Families$28,734$43,231
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Income by Household Type

Detroit Lakes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Detroit Lakes Married by Age and Sex

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Detroit Lakes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Detroit Lakes Marital Status by Race

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Detroit Lakes Marital Status

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587

Number of Veterans

521

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam282
Korea75
First Gulf War52
World War II51
Second Gulf War36

Detroit Lakes Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+242
65 to 74182
55 to 64116
35 to 5447
18 to 34

Detroit Lakes Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5608.43%
2+ Races1513.89%
Black1218.75%

Detroit Lakes Veterans by Race

Detroit Lakes Veterans by Education

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5.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Detroit Lakes Veterans by Education

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63.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Detroit Lakes Employment by Age

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Detroit Lakes Employment by Race

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Detroit Lakes Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.23%

Born in Detroit Lakes

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Detroit Lakes residents were born in the United States, with 65.23% having been born in Minnesota. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Detroit Lakes Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,29010.01%
20209,28910.01%
20199,28810.01%
20189,287720.78%
20179,215890.98%
20169,126670.74%
20159,059500.56%
20149,009240.27%
20138,985540.60%
20128,9311091.24%
20118,822941.08%
20108,7281,3801.74%
20007,3487131.03%
19906,635-471-0.68%
19807,1061,3092.06%
19705,7971640.29%
19605,633-154-0.27%
19505,7877721.44%
19405,0151,3403.16%
19303,6752490.70%
19203,4266192.01%
19102,8070.00%

Detroit Lakes Population by Year