Who lives in Detroit Lakes?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 639 7.0%
5-9 years 576 6.3%
10-14 years 496 5.4%
15-17 years 230 2.5%
18-24 years 886 9.7%
25-34 years 1,012 11.1%
35-44 years 1,160 12.7%
45-54 years 933 10.2%
55-64 years 1,144 12.5%
65-74 years 917 10.0%
75-84 years 716 7.8%
85 years and older 425 4.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 4,056 44.4%
Female 5,078 55.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 8,214 89.9%
Of Color 920 10.1%
Black or African American 132 1.4%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 266 2.9%
Asian or Pacific Islander 125 1.4%
Other suppressed
Two or more races 397 4.3%
Hispanic or Latino 178 1.9%
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Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 8,495 100.0%
English only 8,088 95.2%
Language other than English 407 4.8%
Speaks English less than "very well" suppressed
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 8,854 100.0%
Population with a disability 1,699 19.2%
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Foreign-born residents suppressed
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 9,041 100.0%
Same residence 7,421 82.1%
Different residence in the U.S. 1,373 15.2%
Different residence outside the U.S. suppressed

What's Detroit Lakes's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 4,063 100.0%
Less than $35,000 1,628 40.1%
$35,000-$49,999 552 13.6%
$50,000-$74,999 765 18.8%
$75,000-$99,999 504 12.4%
$100,000 or more 614 15.1%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $44,954 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 8,842 100.0%
Less than $35,000 1,628 40.1%
With income below poverty 1,689 19.1%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 979 11.1%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 788 8.9%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 5,386 60.9%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 2,535 28.7%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) 3,510 39.7%
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 1,858 21.0%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 1,427 16.1%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 907 10.3%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 1,144 12.9%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 1,711 19.4%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 740 8.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 8,854 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 562 6.3%
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Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 5,005 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 942 18.8%
Occupied housing units 4,063 81.2%
Average household size 2.2
Owner-occupied 2,427 48.5%
Average household size 2.3
Renter-occupied 1,636 32.7%
Average household size 2.0
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 1,077 21.5%
1970-1999 1,594 31.8%
1940-1969 1,728 34.5%
1939 or earlier 606 12.1%
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Households (2014-2018)
Total households 4,063 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 2,227 54.8%
With children under 18 years 996 24.5%
Married-couple family households 1,585 39.0%
With children under 18 years 580 14.3%
Single-person family households 642 15.8%
With children under 18 years 416 10.2%
Nonfamily households 1,836 45.2%
Householder living alone 1,599 39.4%
65 years and over 724 17.8%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 996 24.5%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 1,395 34.3%
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Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 2,238 55.1%
Moved in 2000-2009 1,093 26.9%
Moved in 1990-1999 291 7.2%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 291 7.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 3,984 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 1,352 33.9%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 2,416 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 527 21.8%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 1,568 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 825 52.6%
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Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 1,576
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $729
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 457 11.2%
1 vehicle available 1,697 41.8%
2 vehicles available 1,293 31.8%
3 or more vehicles available 616 15.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 4,388 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 3,624 82.6%
Public transportation suppressed
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 715 16.3%
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Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 4,082 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 1,888 46.3%
10-19 minutes 1,210 29.6%
20-29 minutes 373 9.1%
30 minutes or longer 611 15.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 6,307 100.0%
Less than high school 432 6.8%
High school diploma or GED 1,851 29.3%
Some college or associate’s degree 2,176 34.5%
Bachelor’s Degree 1,205 19.1%
Graduate or professional Degree 643 10.2%
High school graduate or higher 5,875 93.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,848 29.3%
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Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 5,074 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 4,155 81.9%
Civilian labor force 4,306 100.0%
Unemployed 151 3.5%
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Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 9,457 100.0%
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Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 2,259 23.9%
Age 30 to 54 4,700 49.7%
Age 55 or older 2,498 26.4%
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Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 2,606 27.6%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 3,189 33.7%
$40,000 or more per year 3,662 38.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 883 9.3%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation 27 0.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 208 2.2%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 204 2.2%
Construction 592 6.3%
Educational services 952 10.1%
Finance and insurance 234 2.5%
Health care and social assistance 1,638 17.3%
Information 106 1.1%
Management of companies and enterprises 63 0.7%
Manufacturing 1,329 14.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 27 0.3%
Other services (excluding public administration) 339 3.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 195 2.1%
Public administration 597 6.3%
Real estate and rental and leasing 85 0.9%
Retail trade 1,205 12.7%
Transportation and warehousing 336 3.6%
Utilities 25 0.3%
Wholesale trade 305 3.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by race (2017)
White alone 8,750 92.5%
Black or African American alone 124 1.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 301 3.2%
Asian alone 86 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone suppressed
Two or more race groups 190 2.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 602 6.4%
High school or equivalent, no college 2,277 24.1%
Some college or associate degree 2,733 28.9%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 1,586 16.8%