Demographics of the Region
The Lake Region Arts Council serves the nine counties of: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin in west central Minnesota. This area encompasses 8,073 square miles and has a total population of 221,688. The population density of 27.46 people per square mile characterizes the region as predominantly rural. The programs and services provided by the LRAC are especially important to the small town residents. Of the eighty-three communities in the region, only three have a population over 10,000. Seventy- three (88%) have 2,000 or fewer residents.