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ZIP Code 55342

Primary City:Hector, MN (View All Cities)
County: Renville County
Timezone: Central (2:26am)
Area code: 320 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.7, -94.7
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 55342

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 55342. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 55342. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 55342, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Hector, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 55342 ZIP Code

ZIP code 55342 is located in southwest Minnesota and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 55342 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 55342 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,015
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 991
Median Home Value $100,000
Land Area 161.62 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 868
Median Household Income $55,982

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male516468754647475674819884585741342523
Female504879703546485160858173496146402638
Total10111214714581939510713416617915710711887745161

Gender

 Male 1,029 51%
 Female 986 49%
Gender

Race

 White 1,950 96.8%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 8 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 47 2.3%
 Two Or More Races 9 0.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1564971731481097624
Renter1131252011181729
Total26951221931591279353

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 481 55%
 Single Guardian 102 12%
 Singles 246 28%
 Singles With Roommate 39 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 628 72%
 Households with Kids 240 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male9108131213815161212121913251011141511
Female101112101111961115201118151913191363
Total1921202323241721272732233728442330272114

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 55342 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 55342 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 55342 real estate data, the median home value of $100,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 55342 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 55342 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 55342 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,009 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 3 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 3 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 384 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 322 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 162 16%
 Households Vacant 123 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 17 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 5%
 For Sale Only 17 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 14%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 7%
 For Migrant Workers 7 6%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 50 41%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 3 2%
 1 Bedroom 10 7%
 2 Bedroom 63 42%
 3+ Bedroom 75 50%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $55,982 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 55342 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 55342 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 729 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 446 27%
 No Earnings 455 28%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 729 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 446 27%
 No Earnings 455 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 863 87%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 49 5%
 Worked at Home 83 8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 117 15.5%
 High School Graduate 472 62.4%
 Associate's degree 80 10.6%
 Bachelor's degree 74 9.8%
 Master's degree 11 1.5%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 3 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 373 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 30 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 49 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 55342

ZIP Code 55342 is in the Buffalo Lk-Hector-Stewart Public Sc School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 55342.

Buffalo Lake-Hector Secondary
220 West 3rd St
Hector, MN 55342
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Buffalo Lk-Hector-Stewart Public Sc School District

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