Statewide Claims to Fame

Detroit Lakes is 4th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Detroit Lakes is 6th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Detroit Lakes is 7th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Detroit Lakes is 12th in Minnesota out of 138 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Detroit Lakes is 13th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Female residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Current population (2012) 8,812 102nd 5,379,139 313,914,040
Size in square miles 10.2 74th 79,626.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 838.5 114th 66.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Residents younger than 5 6.9% 71st 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.0% 102nd 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 21.8% 7th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.2% 116th 91.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 25.5% 94th 31.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Race - White 90.6% 73rd 86.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.7% 117th 5.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 4.4% 4th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 119th 4.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 6th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.9% 32nd 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.6% 124th 4.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 89.9% 61st 82.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Female residents 52.8% 13th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 2.5% 112th 7.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Housing units 4,535 93rd 2,354,034 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 32.2% 25th 21.6% 25.9%
Households 4,029 94th 2,094,265 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 60.5% 123rd 73.6% 66.1%
Home median value $153,800 111th $201,400 $186,200
People per household 2.0 140th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Income per capita $26,680 88th $30,310 $27,915
Income per household $39,914 127th $58,476 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.7% 45th 11.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Detroit Lakes Rank Minnesota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,141 86th 496,657 27,092,908
Retail sales $294,921 58th $71,384,103 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $36,285 12th $13,751 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $29,521 54th $10,423,660 $613,795,732

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