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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Detroit Lakes had a population of 9,661 as of July 1, 2019. Detroit Lakes ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Detroit Lakes is located at latitude 46.8172 and longitude -95.8453 in Becker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Detroit Lakes encompass a land area of 10.61 sq. miles and a water area of 5 sq. miles. Becker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,371 feet.

The City of Detroit Lakes (GNIS ID: 2394527) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Detroit Lakes: City of Detroit Lakes.

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Detroit Lakes, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Detroit Lakes, MN Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Detroit Lakes, MN Wealth Index is 62
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 9,661 (100%)
Population in Households 9,328 (96.6%)
Population in Families 6,732 (69.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 333 ( 3.4%)
Population Density 869
Diversity Index2 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,377
Average Household Income $60,443
Per Capita Income $26,689
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,654 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,654 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 746 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $169,725
Housing Affordability Index3 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,308
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,362
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.3% 0.96%
Households 1.17% 0.91%
Families 1.31% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

Detroit Lakes, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Detroit Lakes to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 102 89th
Population Density # 343 62nd
Diversity Index # 207 77th
Median Household Income # 800 12th
Per Capita Income # 688 24th

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