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ZIP Code 56296

Primary City:Wheaton, MN (View All Cities)
County: Traverse County
Timezone: Central (10:01pm)
Area code: 320 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:45.8, -96.5
ZIP (~20 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56296

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56296. 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 56296. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56296, 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:
Wheaton, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56296 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56296 is located in west 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 56296 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 56296 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,029
Population Density 8 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,132
Median Home Value $69,600
Land Area 249.64 sq mi
Water Area 4.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 890
Median Household Income $49,213

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 50

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male436669664138475050687374584851603750
Female5352706029444249527762675063566644104
Total961181391267082899910214513514110811110712681154

Gender

 Male 989 49%
 Female 1,040 51%
Gender

Race

 White 1,987 97.9%
 Black Or African American 10 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 0.6%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 15 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner13629014411710511965
Renter1226201722192633
Total258811016113912414598

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 484 54%
 Single Guardian 66 7%
 Singles 306 34%
 Singles With Roommate 34 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 674 76%
 Households with Kids 216 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male127713141371616131417131217141414711
Female9111010813910121216129211713131434
Total2118172322261626282530292233342727281015

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56296 has a slightly higher 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 56296 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56296 real estate data, the median home value of $69,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56296 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56296 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56296 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,968 97.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 5 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 49 2.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 347 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 368 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 175 15%
 Households Vacant 242 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 55 22.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Sale Only 36 14.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 2.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 20 8.3%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 123 50.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 21 14%
 2 Bedroom 47 32%
 3+ Bedroom 77 53%
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 $49,213 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56296 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 56296 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 56296 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 596 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 460 27%
 No Earnings 636 38%
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 596 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 460 27%
 No Earnings 636 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 750 80.0%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 2 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 117 12.5%
 Worked at Home 68 7.3%
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 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 114 15.3%
 High School Graduate 440 59.2%
 Associate's degree 56 7.5%
 Bachelor's degree 109 14.7%
 Master's degree 15 2.0%
 Professional school degree 7 0.9%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 342 89.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 15 3.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 26 6.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56296

ZIP Code 56296 is in the Wheaton Area Public School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56296.

Wheaton Secondary
1700 3rd Ave South
Wheaton, MN 56296
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Wheaton Area Public School District
Pearson Elementary
710 4th Ave North
Wheaton, MN 56296
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wheaton Area Public School District

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