Becker County

Becker County, Minnesota

913 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Phone: (218) 846-7301
Fax: (218) 846-7257
www.co.becker.mn.us

In west-central MN, east of Fargo, ND; established Mar 18, 1858 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Gen. George Loomis Becker (1829-1904), lawyer, MN legislator, and land commissioner of the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad

Area (sq mi):: 1445.11 (land 1310.42; water 134.69) Population per square mile: 24.30
Population 2005: 31,868 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 6.20%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 30,000 (White 89.00%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.40%; Other 10.00%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,085; median household $34,797; Population below poverty level: 12.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,160-$26,540
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 23.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The court convenes weekly, alternating between Rasmussons courtroom in Mahnomen County courtroom and DeGroats in Becker County, the Judicial Branch says.
Major organization : BECKER COUNTY HOUSING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Eugene Clark (aka Beebzo), deputy sheriff of Becker County, Minnesota, and Mahnomen County Sheriff John MacArthur are both Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and today they are continuing their people's generations-old harvesting tradition, as they have since they were teenagers.