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ZIP Code 56161

Primary City:Okabena, MN (View All Cities)
County: Jackson County
Timezone: Central (4:22pm)
Area code: 507 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.7, -95.3
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56161

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56161. 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 56161. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56161, 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:
Okabena, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56161 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56161 is located in southwest 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 56161 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56161 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 400
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 175
Median Home Value $72,400
Land Area 32.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.27 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 155
Median Household Income $49,318

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male101711187811131011172012145657
Female111117204117141217101514103886
Total21282838111918272228273526248141313

Gender

 Male 202 51%
 Female 198 50%
Gender

Race

 White 378 94.5%
 Black Or African American 2 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.5%
 Asian 1 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 12 3.0%
 Two Or More Races 5 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner013242933171310
Renter12311350
Total115273034201810

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 109 70%
 Single Guardian 12 8%
 Singles 32 21%
 Singles With Roommate 2 1%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 107 69%
 Households with Kids 48 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male05217233231034527313
Female133222520371241411312
Total185394852681586618625

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56161 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56161 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56161 real estate data, the median home value of $72,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56161 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56161 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56161 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 400 100%
 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 64 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 75 43%
 Renter Occupied Households 16 9%
 Households Vacant 20 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 25%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 13 65%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 4 20%
 3+ Bedroom 16 80%
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 $49,318 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56161 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 56161 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. 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 56161 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 118 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 96 35%
 No Earnings 57 21%
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 118 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 96 35%
 No Earnings 57 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 157 82%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 9 5%
 Worked at Home 25 13%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 6 5%
 High School Graduate 85 68%
 Associate's degree 12 10%
 Bachelor's degree 17 14%
 Master's degree 4 3%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 1 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 32 65%
 Enrolled in Private School 16 33%
 Not Enrolled in School 1 2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56161

ZIP Code 56161 is in the Heron Lake-Okabena School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56161.

Southwest Star Concept Secondary
124 North Minnesota Ave
Okabena, MN 56161
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Heron Lake-Okabena School District
St Johns Lutheran School
100 W Market St
Okabena, MN 56161
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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