Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Population 2020

9,459
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Detroit Lakes is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 9,459, it is the 102nd largest city in Minnesota and the 3208th largest city in the United States. Detroit Lakes is currently growing at a rate of 0.91% annually and its population has increased by 10.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,569 in 2010. Spanning over 16 miles, Detroit Lakes has a population density of 851 people per square mile.

The average household income in Detroit Lakes is $64,691 with a poverty rate of 19.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $729 per month, and the median house value is $177,300. The median age in Detroit Lakes is 40.7 years, 40.7 years for males, and 40.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.9 males.

Detroit Lakes Demographics

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

  • White: 89.93%
  • Two or more races: 4.35%
  • Native American: 2.91%
  • Black or African American: 1.45%
  • Asian: 1.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is 9,459, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,289.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,569.

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,21489.93%
Two or More Races3974.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native2662.91%
Black or African American1321.45%
Asian1251.37%
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Detroit Lakes Population Pyramid 2020

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Detroit Lakes Median Age

40.7


Total

40.7


Male

40.6


Female

Detroit Lakes Adults

There are 7,193 adults, (2,058 of whom are seniors) in Detroit Lakes.

Detroit Lakes Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Detroit Lakes Sex Ratio

Female

5,078

55.59%

Male

4,056

44.41%

Detroit Lakes Households and Families

Detroit Lakes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Detroit Lakes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
Male76%24%
All59.7%40.3%
Non Family45.3%54.7%
Female38.1%61.9%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0632.1659.7
Non Family1,8361.2445.3
Married1,5852.9983.5
Female5672.7838.1
Male752.4876

2.81

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Detroit Lakes Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1602.54%
9th to 12th Grade2724.31%
High School Graduate1,85129.35%
Some College1,43622.77%
Associates Degree74011.73%
Bachelors Degree1,20519.11%
Graduate Degree64310.20%
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Detroit Lakes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8295,4311,753
Native American16215125
Multiple Races999644
Hispanic978514
Black76684
Asian585822

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 44.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,611$38,188$30,668
Less Than High School$17,222$$16,333
High School Grad$24,875$28,138$22,583
Some College$30,755$37,639$25,755
Bachelors Degree$54,041$57,717$41,292
Graduate Degree$64,939$69,000$64,500

$32,611

Average Earnings

$38,188

Average Male

$30,668

Average Female

Detroit Lakes Language

Detroit Lakes Language by Age

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Detroit Lakes Language

95.21% of Detroit Lakes residents speak only English, while 4.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.37% of the population.

Detroit Lakes Poverty

Detroit Lakes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8221,31516.81%
Multiple39718847.36%
Hispanic17814380.34%
Black1214234.71%
Asian1202218.33%
Native24893.63%

19.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.43%

Male Poverty Rate

22.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Detroit Lakes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Detroit Lakes is Hispanic, with 80.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Detroit Lakes is Native, with 3.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.46%
High School18.61%
Some College14.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.04%
Male Unemployed35.19%
Female Employed18.25%
Male Employed7.79%

Detroit Lakes Income

Detroit Lakes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,954$64,691
Families$65,801$84,901
Married Families$78,897-
Non Families$27,579$38,430
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Detroit Lakes Marital Status

Detroit Lakes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 Veterans

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689

Number of Veterans

633

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam353
Korea85
World War II69
First Gulf War68
Second Gulf War47
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Age Group Veterans
75+261
65 to 74196
55 to 64170
35 to 5462
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White66810.00%
2 or More118.27%
Black1012.05%

Detroit Lakes Veterans by Education

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5.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Detroit Lakes Employment Status

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63.8%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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63.84%

Born in Minnesota

96.85%

Native Born

3.15%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.85% of Detroit Lakes residents were born in the United States, with 63.84% having been born in Minnesota. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,459850.91%
20199,374850.92%
20189,289720.78%
20179,217850.93%
20169,132700.77%
20159,062520.58%
20149,010240.27%
20138,986540.60%
20128,9321101.25%
20118,822951.09%
20108,7271,3791.73%
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%