Becker County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 30,000. Its county seat is Detroit Lakes6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,743 km˛ (1,445 mi˛). 3,394 km˛ (1,310 mi˛) of it is land and 349 km˛ (135 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 9.32% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 30,000 people, 11,844 households, and 8,184 families residing in the county. The population density is 9/km˛ (23/mi˛). There are 16,612 housing units at an average density of 5/km˛ (13/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 89.35% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 7.52% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 2.32% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,844 households out of which 31.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% are married couples living together, 7.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.02.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $34,797, and the median income for a family is $41,807. Males have a median income of $29,641 versus $20,693 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,085. 12.20% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.40% of those under the age of 18 and 11.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
- Becker County government’s website (http://www.co.becker.mn.us/)