Detroit Township, Becker County, Minnesota

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Detroit Township is a township in Becker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,359 as of the 2000 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.7 square miles (79.4 km²), of which 25.9 square miles (67.1 km²) is land and 4.8 square miles (12.3 km²) (15.49%) is water.

The north half of the city of Detroit Lakes is within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways


  • Brandy Lake
  • Floyd Lake
  • Kennedy Lake
  • Leitheiser Lake
  • Little Floyd Lake
  • Long Lake (vast majority)
  • Mud Lake
  • Mud Lake (north three-quarters)
  • Oak Lake
  • Oar Lake
  • Rice Lake
  • Rice Lake (vast majority)
  • St Clair Lake (north quarter)
  • Strunk Lake
  • Tamarack Lake
  • Wheeler Lake
  • Wine Lake

Adjacent townships


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,359 people, 899 households, and 692 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.0 people per square mile (35.1/km²). There were 1,186 housing units at an average density of 45.8/sq mi (17.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.92% White, 0.08% African American, 3.69% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

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