Becker County is located in west-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Detroit Lakes and the largest city is Detroit Lakes. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.becker.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,259 and the 2010 census population was 32,504. The land area is 1,315.20 square miles and there are 24.7 persons per square mile.
87.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 7.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 90.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $171,500, there are 13,476 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,455, the median household income is $50,214, and 12.9% of the persons in Becker County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,637. Retail sales (in $1000) were $373,467, and sales per capita were $11,723. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.5%.
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