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ZIP Code 56256

Primary City:Madison, MN (View All Cities)
County: Lac Qui Parle County
Timezone: Central (2:42pm)
Area code: 320 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:45.0, -96.2
ZIP (~18 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56256

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56256. 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 56256. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56256, 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:
Madison, MN
Acceptable:
Louisburg

Stats and Demographics for the 56256 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56256 is located in southwest Minnesota and covers a large 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 56256 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56256 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,581
Population Density 11 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,380
Median Home Value $70,000
Land Area 231.06 sq mi
Water Area 3.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,166
Median Household Income $50,272

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 50Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6259637745634956579011999956772595562
Female566673803544544463901141077986737373122
Total11812513615780107103100120180233206174153145132128184

Gender

 Male 1,249 48%
 Female 1,332 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,517 97.5%
 Black Or African American 4 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 11 0.4%
 Asian 17 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 29 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner9829220220315212262
Renter1427242823275247
Total23109116230226179174109

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 619 53%
 Single Guardian 110 9%
 Singles 401 34%
 Singles With Roommate 36 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 909 78%
 Households with Kids 257 22%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male5181610131113101212131213132316201356
Female101414912121315141291715201719211587
Total1532301925232625262422292833403541281313

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56256 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56256 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56256 real estate data, the median home value of $70,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56256 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56256 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56256 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,493 96.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 2 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 82 3.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 426 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 498 36%
 Renter Occupied Households 242 18%
 Households Vacant 214 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 44 20.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 31 14.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 38 17.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 58 27.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 42 19.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 53 26%
 2 Bedroom 76 37%
 3+ Bedroom 78 38%
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 $50,272 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 56256 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 56256 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. More commuters in 56256 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 754 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 641 31%
 No Earnings 702 33%
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 754 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 641 31%
 No Earnings 702 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 972 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 76 7%
 Worked at Home 120 10%
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 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 114 12.0%
 High School Graduate 573 60.2%
 Associate's degree 118 12.4%
 Bachelor's degree 100 10.5%
 Master's degree 27 2.8%
 Professional school degree 14 1.5%
 Doctorate degree 6 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 344 84%
 Enrolled in Private School 23 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 44 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56256

ZIP Code 56256 is in the Lac Qui Parle Valley School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56256.

Madison-Marietta-Nassau Elementary
316 4th St
Madison, MN 56256
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lac Qui Parle Valley School District
Lac Qui Parle Valley Middle School
2860 291st Ave
Madison, MN 56256
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lac Qui Parle Valley School District
Lac Qui Parle Valley Secondary
2860 291st Ave
Madison, MN 56256
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lac Qui Parle Valley School District

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