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Apartments for rent in Detroit Lakes, MN

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Local Guide

See what Detroit Lakes, MN has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Detroit Lakes

Different stores that are close to shop at and walk to to buy food and shop for clothes plus more there are different places to go to get out of house

The ottertail river runs behind my house, beautiful view over looking the river. Several parks for the family. Has cute boutiques

It is quiet and with long time residents. I like that I can take the bus downtown and have grocery stores near by.

I like my neighbors because they are all very helpful and kind. We have our own personal bond and we trust them when it comes to protecting and watching over our house and neighborhood.

well its ghetto and hood how i like it and everybody is like right across the street from each other.

We are close to multiple lakes & bike trails. Many fun stores & restaurants downtown. Lots to do outside

Who Lives Here

Detroit Lakes Demographics

Education

High School

36%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

20%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

22%

4 people

15%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

32%

100-150k

11%

150-200k

2%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

11%

20-45

32%

45-65

22%

65+

20%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Detroit Lakes?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

63%

15-30 Mins

22%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3333

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Pet

Things To Do In Detroit Lakes

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Detroit Lakes gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 100% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Detroit Lakes serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 100% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 100% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Detroit Lakes.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Detroit Lakes Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Detroit Lakes Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Detroit Lakes

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Detroit Lakes, MN

A small town in Minnesota, Detroit Lakes has a population of just over 9,000. Retirees will fit right in, as they make up 21% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 60% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $805/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Minnesota. Each month, renters in Detroit Lakes will pay around $187 less compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 18 minutes, quicker than most cities in Minnesota, Detroit Lakes residents have found that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (42%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.

Detroit Lakes has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (9%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 17% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. If you're looking for a variety of career options, Detroit Lakes has a surplus. The four most common industries are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 33% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Detroit Lakes workers take home an average annual income of almost $55,000, around $26,000 less than the state average. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).