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Detroit Lakes is a city in Becker County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from French for "strait"
The latitude of Detroit Lakes is 46.817N. The longitude is -95.845W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,368 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,652.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Detroit Lakes demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Becker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56501 ZIP code.
31% of Detroit Lakes residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Detroit Lakes ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Detroit Lakes was $18,509, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Detroit Lakes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Detroit Lakes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $319. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $752.
Libraries in Detroit Lakes include Detroit Lakes Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Detroit Lakes include Detroit Lakes Tribune
Becker County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Detroit Lakes political report.
The average commute time for Detroit Lakes workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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