Becker County

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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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