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ZIP Code 56278

Primary City:Ortonville, MN (View All Cities)
County: Big Stone County
Timezone: Central (2:21pm)
Area code: 320 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:45.3, -96.4
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56278

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56278. 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 56278. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56278, 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:
Ortonville, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56278 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56278 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 56278 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is 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 56278 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,601
Population Density 20 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,612
Median Home Value $101,600
Land Area 128.69 sq mi
Water Area 10.78 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,158
Median Household Income $45,509

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 51

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male69797677505655576990110105795674615341
Female7560777148595951678711097867874787493
Total14413915314898115114108136177220202165134148139127134

Gender

 Male 1,257 48%
 Female 1,344 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,533 97.4%
 Black Or African American 6 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 16 0.6%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 13 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 32 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner15839418018914413755
Renter1935384928253730
Total3411813222921716917485

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 598 52%
 Single Guardian 125 11%
 Singles 393 34%
 Singles With Roommate 42 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 882 76%
 Households with Kids 276 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male131318111613122414817141720131720171011
Female13151611131110131317141712171713221096
Total2628342229242237272531312937303042271917

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56278 has a large 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 56278 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 56278 real estate data, the median home value of $101,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 56278. Rentals in 56278 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56278 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,516 96.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 66 2.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 19 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 452 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 445 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 261 16%
 Households Vacant 454 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 68 15%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1%
 For Sale Only 27 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 277 61%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 73 16%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 4 1%
 1 Bedroom 87 30%
 2 Bedroom 122 43%
 3+ Bedroom 74 26%
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 $45,509 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56278 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 56278 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. The commute in 56278 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 911 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 591 25%
 No Earnings 836 36%
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 911 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 591 25%
 No Earnings 836 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,064 83%
 Public transportation 13 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 88 7%
 Worked at Home 123 10%
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 101 10%
 High School Graduate 565 57%
 Associate's degree 107 11%
 Bachelor's degree 145 15%
 Master's degree 37 4%
 Professional school degree 22 2%
 Doctorate degree 23 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 458 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 4 1%
 Not Enrolled in School 34 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56278

ZIP Code 56278 is in the Ortonville Public Schools. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56278.

Knoll Elementary
200 Trojan Dr
Ortonville, MN 56278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ortonville Public Schools
Ortonville Secondary
200 Trojan Dr
Ortonville, MN 56278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ortonville Public Schools
Contract - 02
200 Trojan Dr
Ortonville, MN 56278
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Big Stone City School District 25-1

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