This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Detroit Lakes has a very low population density. Detroit Lakes is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Detroit Lakes, MN is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Detroit Lakes has a population density of 1,023, with 7,667 current residents.
Out of the 7,667 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 54% of the residents are married and 46% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 25% Rain
- 44% Snow
38°F average temperature
- 43 years Median home age
- $120,480 Median home price
- -2.06% Home appreciation rate
- 9.39% Annual property tax
As for living in Detroit Lakes, the air quality is 91% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 25% rainy, and 44% snowy. The average temperature is 38°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Detroit Lakes, you should know that 56.9% of homes are owned while 30.9% of homes are rented, and 12.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $120,480, the median age of homes is 43 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.06% and the annual property tax is 9.39%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)2
When looking at the community of Detroit Lakes, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Detroit Lakes’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Detroit Lakes is 41 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 45.31% Democratic, 52.17% Republican, and 2.52% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
84%High school diploma
9%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Detroit Lakes, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.60% of residents are unemployed in Detroit Lakes (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Detroit Lakes residents: 11.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 20.85% are in the arts and sciences field, 19.7% are in the customer service field, 23.9% are in the sales field, 1.69% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.74%, 8.55% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.30% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.74% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Detroit Lakes, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Detroit Lakes have a few different options. 78% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.