Detroit Lakes Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Detroit Lakes, MN

General Detroit Lakes Information

State: Minnesota

County: Becker County

Close cities: Detroit Lakes, MN, Bemidji, MN, Pelican Rapids, MN, Vergas, MN, Frazee, MN, Audubon, MN, Georgetown, MN, Lake Park, MN, Rochert, MN

Detroit Lakes Population (census data)
Total 8,030 (+8.3% since 2000)
Male 3,675 (45.8%)
Female 4,355 (54.2%)

Population Density: 1,071 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 80.5 (US Avg is 100)

Detroit Lakes Elevation: 1,330 feet above sea level

Land Area: 7.50 square miles

Median Household Income: $33,927

Zip Codes: 56502, and 56501.

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Detroit Lakes Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (91.5%)
  • American Indian (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (39.4%)
  • Norwegian (31.6%)
  • Swedish (9.0%)
  • Irish (7.8%)
  • English (7.4%)
  • French (3.2%)

Local Detroit Lakes Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Minnesota Twins
NFL Football: Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
NBA Basketball: Minnesota Timberwolves
NHL Hockey: Minnesota Wild
NCAA Sports: University of Minnesota,

Detroit Lakes School Information

High Schools
Detroit Lakes Senior High (1301 Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 - Detroit Lakes Public School District District)
Middle Schools
Detroit Lakes Middle (510 11th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 - Detroit Lakes Public School District District)
Elementary Schools
Roosevelt Elementary (510 11th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 - Detroit Lakes Public School District District)
Rossman Elementary (1221 Rossman Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 - Detroit Lakes Public School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Detroit Lakes Alternative Program (826 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 - Detroit Lakes Public School District District)
Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center (826 Summit Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 - Detroit Lakes Public School District District)

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