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Time Zone: Becker County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Detroit Lakes is the Seat for Becker County.

Becker County was founded in 1858. Becker was created by taking area from Cass and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Becker had a population of 32,076 people. This is an increase of 6.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 30,000 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Becker represented 0.61% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 34th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201032,504+8.35%+1.33% since 2009
200932,076+6.92%+0.43% since 2008
200831,939+6.46%+0.25% since 2007
200030,000The Last Census

More information can be found on the Becker County Census Page for Becker County.


Below are some of the communities located in Becker County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Becker County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Detroit Lakes   8,2687,34812.52% increase  
Frazee   1,3991,3771.6% increase  
Lake Park   8117823.71% increase  
Audubon   4464450.22% increase  
Callaway   2092004.5% increase  

Websites for Becker County

Official Website:   www.co.becker.mn.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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