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ZIP Code 55609

Primary City:Knife River, MN (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Lake County
Timezone: Central (6:34pm)
Area code: 218 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.950, -91.786
ZIP (~1100 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 55609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 55609. 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 55609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 55609, 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:
Knife River, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 55609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 55609 is located in east Minnesota and covers a slightly less 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 55609 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 55609 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 303
Population Density 85 people per sq mi
Housing Units 185
Median Home Value $197,700
Land Area 3.58 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 135
Median Household Income $68,942

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 50Male Median Age: 52Female Median Age: 50

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


 Male 142 47%
 Female 161 53%


 White 300 99.0%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.3%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.7%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 81 60%
 Single Guardian 12 9%
 Singles 34 25%
 Singles With Roommate 8 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 104 77%
 Households with Kids 31 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 55609 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 55609 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 55609 real estate data, the median home value of $197,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 303 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 76 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 44 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 15 8%
 Households Vacant 50 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 14%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 36 72%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 14%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $68,942 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. A higher percentage of people in 55609 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 55609. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 94 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 57 25%
 No Earnings 80 35%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 94 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 57 25%
 No Earnings 80 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 115 85%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 21 15%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 55609 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 43 43%
 Associate's degree 12 12%
 Bachelor's degree 30 30%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 14 14%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 12 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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