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ZIP Code 56228

Primary City:Cosmos, MN (View All Cities)
County: Meeker County
Timezone: Central (2:00am)
Area code: 320 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:44.94, -94.66
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56228

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56228. 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 56228. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56228, 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:
Cosmos, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56228 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56228 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 56228 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56228 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 882
Population Density 15 people per sq mi
Housing Units 442
Median Home Value $87,200
Land Area 58.86 sq mi
Water Area 0.38 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 394
Median Household Income $53,315

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 48

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3228262225232524333845412424142259
Female172124261425222326344231262620151713
Total494950483948474759728772505034372222

Gender

 Male 460 52%
 Female 422 48%
Gender

Race

 White 869 98.5%
 Black Or African American 1 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.1%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 7 0.8%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner741477564483515
Renter85121412362
Total1546598976514117

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 196 50%
 Single Guardian 49 12%
 Singles 124 31%
 Singles With Roommate 25 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 293 74%
 Households with Kids 101 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male75786438745944374177
Female254032151057345855533
Total910118964131791212891112961010

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56228 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56228 were primarily built in the 1950s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56228 real estate data, the median home value of $87,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56228 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56228 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56228 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 882 100%
 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 205 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 127 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 62 14%
 Households Vacant 48 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 12 25%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 8 17%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 23 48%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 10 10%
 1 Bedroom 44 43%
 2 Bedroom 33 32%
 3+ Bedroom 16 16%
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 $53,315 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 56228 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 56228 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 342 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 267 32%
 No Earnings 214 26%
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 342 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 267 32%
 No Earnings 214 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 379 82%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 43 9%
 Worked at Home 41 9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 35 9%
 High School Graduate 263 70%
 Associate's degree 50 13%
 Bachelor's degree 24 6%
 Master's degree 4 1%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 116 98%
 Enrolled in Private School 2 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56228

ZIP Code 56228 is in the Regn 6 and 8-Sw/Wc Srv Cooperative School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56228.

Foundations Alternative Program
320 North Saturn
Cosmos, MN 56228
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Regn 6 and 8-Sw/Wc Srv Cooperative School District
Cosmos Learning Center-Transitions
320 North Saturn
Cosmos, MN 56228
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Regn 6 and 8-Sw/Wc Srv Cooperative School District
A.C.g.C. South Elementary
302 North Saturn St
Cosmos, MN 56228
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: A.C.g.C. School District

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