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Population (year 2000): 7,348. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,914 (+7.7% change)
Males: 3,363 (45.8%), Females: 3,985 (54.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 41.5 years
Median household income: $29,264 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Detroit Lakes:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
  • American Indian (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (39.4%), Norwegian (31.6%), Swedish (9.0%), Irish (7.8%), English (7.4%), French (3.2%).Lakes, Minnesota

Elevation: 1330 feet

Land area: 7.5 square miles

Detroit

For population 25 years and over in Detroit Lakes

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Detroit Lakes city

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-0.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ND Fargo, (66.4 miles pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (218.4 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (658.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MN (9.8 miles Audubon, MN Vergas, (11.2 miles MN Frazee, (11.5 miles Callaway, MN (12.5 miles) , Park, MN (18.0 miles Lake Earth, MN (19.5 miles White Dent, MN (19.9 miles) , Ogema, MN (20.9 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 19 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $228,200
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2002: 55 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2005: 63 buildings, average cost: $146,200

Latitude: 46.81 N, Longitude: 95.84 W

Area code: 218


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.3%), Retail trade (15.4%), Manufacturing (11.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,968 (+67.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,451 (76.4%)


 

Crime in Detroit Lakes by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 2
    per 100,000 13.6 13.6 27.2
Robberies 2 2 2
    per 100,000 27.2 27.2 27.2
Assaults 11 8 10
    per 100,000 149.7 108.9 136.1
Burglaries 25 48 32
    per 100,000 340.2 653.2 435.5
Thefts 420 447 365
    per 100,000 5715.8 6083.3 4967.3
Auto thefts 34 33 29
    per 100,000 462.7 449.1 394.7
333.0 360.4 307.0

Average climate in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Detroit

Detroit Lakes-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1957, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Detroit Lakes city center killed 10 people and injured 103 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/25/1960, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jim Chivers - College basketball player (Loyola MD Greyhounds).


Hospital/medical center in Detroit Lakes:
  • ST MARYS REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (1027 WASHINGTON AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Detroit Lakes:
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; PERHAM, MN)
  • MAHNOMEN HEALTH CENTER (about 36 miles; MAHNOMEN, MN)
  • FERGUS FALLS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER (about 40 miles; FERGUS FALLS, MN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Detroit Lakes:
  • HECTOR INTL (about 67 miles; FARGO, ND; ID: FAR)
  • BEMIDJI-BELTRAMI COUNTY (about 79 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; ID: BJI)
  • THIEF RIVER FALLS REGIONAL (about 89 miles; THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; ID: TVF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Detroit Lakes:
  • DETROIT LAKES-WETHING FIELD (about 3 miles; DETROIT LAKES, MN; ID: DTL)
  • PELICAN RAPIDS MUNI-LYON'S FIELD (about 22 miles; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; ID: 47Y)
  • PERHAM MUNI (about 23 miles; PERHAM, MN; ID: 16D)

Amtrak station:
DETROIT LAKES (116 PIONEER ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5 $13,350 $32,040 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $20,110 $48,264 4 $2,055
Financial Administration 3 $8,674 $34,696 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $19,902 $39,804 4 $1,694
Electric Power 19 $73,485 $46,411 0 $0
Water Supply 3 $15,835 $63,340 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $23,590 $47,180 0 $0
Streets and Highways 13 $41,685 $38,478 4 $2,055
Police Protection - Officers 15 $54,622 $43,697 0 $0
Totals for Government 75 $271,253 $43,400 12 $5,803
College/University in Detroit Lakes:
  • NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE-DETROIT LAKES (Location: 900 HWY 34 E; Public; Website: WWW.NTC-ONLINE.COM)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Detroit Lakes:
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 47 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,400)
  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE AT MOORHEAD (about 47 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,771)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 65 miles; WAHPETON, ND; FT enrollment: 2,176)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 79 miles; FARGO, ND; FT enrollment: 8,836)
  • NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE-BEMIDJI (about 83 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; FT enrollment: 3,761)
  • BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; BEMIDJI, MN; FT enrollment: 3,562)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 115 miles; GRAND FORKS, ND; FT enrollment: 9,935)
Public high schools in Detroit Lakes:
  • DETROIT LAKES SR. (Students: 879; Location: 1301 ROOSEVELT AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DETROIT LAKES ALC (Students: 51; Location: 702 LAKE AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DETROIT LAKES ALTERN. PROGRAM (Students: 22; Location: ROOSEVELT & JAMES; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Detroit Lakes:
  • DETROIT LAKES MID. (Students: 663; Location: 510 11TH AVE.; Grades: 06 - 11)
  • ROOSEVELT EL. (Students: 564; Location: 510 11TH AVE.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROSSMAN EL. (Students: 516; Location: 1221 ROSSMAN AVE.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • DETROIT LAKES MID. ALC (Students: 6; Location: 702 LAKE AVE.; Grades: 08 - 08)
  • LINCOLN COMMUNITY ED (Location: 204 E. WILLOW ST.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • FRAZEE TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 702 LAKE AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • DETROIT LAKES MID. SCH. TARGET SVC. (Location: 702 LAKE AVE; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • CALLAWAY TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 702 LAKE AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • ROOSEVELDT TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 702 LAKE AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
  • ROSSMAN TARGETED SERVICES (Location: 702 LAKE AVE.; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Detroit Lakes:
  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 1032 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: RT 1 BOX 498; Grades: KG - 5)
  • ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 404 RICHWOOD ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • Callaway Elementary School, in Callaway MN, is also a part of the Detroit Lakes MN School Distrist. There are 85 students in grades K-5.

Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery (1).

Lakes: Detroit Lake (A), Deadshot Lake (B).

Creek: Sucker Creek Number Two (A).


Detroit Lakes compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Detroit Lakes:
  • KDLM (1340 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKCQ (1480 AM; 5 kW; FOSSTON, MN; Owner: PINE TO PRAIRIE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJJK (1020 AM; 2 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KVOX (1280 AM; 5 kW; MOORHEAD, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Strongest FM radio stations in Detroit Lakes:
  • KRVI (95.1 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRCQ (102.3 FM; DETROIT LAKES, MN; Owner: DETROIT LAKES BROADCASTING COMPANY,)
  • KBOT (104.1 FM; PELICAN RAPIDS, MN; Owner: WASHINGTON RADIO, INC,)
  • KZCR (103.3 FM; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC)
TV broadcast stations around Detroit Lakes:
  • K49FA (Channel 49; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA ED. TV CORP.)

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