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ZIP Code 56308

Primary City:Alexandria, MN (View All Cities)
County: Douglas County
Timezone: Central (7:33am)
Coordinates:45.9, -95.4
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56308

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56308. 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 56308. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56308, 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:
Alexandria, MN
Unacceptable:
Alex

Stats and Demographics for the 56308 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56308 is located in west 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 56308 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 slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56308 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,961
Population Density 154 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,937
Median Home Value $193,800
Land Area 155.87 sq mi
Water Area 37.47 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,357
Median Household Income $49,706

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male731746713907811703682583655796886851730647461388324293
Female666689668694645704653597653804988820771693521468455565
Total1,3971,4351,3811,6011,4561,4071,3351,1801,3081,6001,8741,6711,5011,340982856779858

Gender

 Male 11,907 50%
 Female 12,054 50%
Gender

Race

 White 23,306 97.3%
 Black Or African American 131 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 70 0.3%
 Asian 141 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 64 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 246 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1077891,0151,5741,5831,213841275
Renter642614325352254175285313
Total7491,4031,3401,9261,8371,3881,126588

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,463 53%
 Single Guardian 1,069 10%
 Singles 3,076 30%
 Singles With Roommate 749 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,698 74%
 Households with Kids 2,659 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male123148145155152159151138146145149151135133146131176175279225
Female115137142134137134139119160130139122121156155130127133149135
Total238285287289289293290257306275288273256289301261303308428360

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56308 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56308 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1970s. Looking at 56308 real estate data, the median home value of $193,800 is slightly higher 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 56308. Rentals in 56308 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56308 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,532 98.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 59 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 222 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 144 0.6%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,919 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,478 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,960 23%
 Households Vacant 2,580 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 211 8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 28 1%
 For Sale Only 157 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 34 1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,999 77%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 151 6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 104 4%
 1 Bedroom 835 28%
 2 Bedroom 1,242 42%
 3+ Bedroom 767 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 $49,706 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56308 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 56308 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 7,531 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,117 31%
 No Earnings 5,924 30%
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 7,531 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,117 31%
 No Earnings 5,924 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,080 92.2%
 Public transportation 56 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 107 0.9%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 299 2.5%
 Worked at Home 478 4.0%
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 598 7.3%
 High School Graduate 3,887 47.8%
 Associate's degree 1,353 16.6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,524 18.7%
 Master's degree 419 5.1%
 Professional school degree 301 3.7%
 Doctorate degree 56 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,620 85.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 384 9.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 252 5.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56308

ZIP Code 56308 is in the Alexandria Public School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56308.

Lincoln Elementary
1120 Lark St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alexandria Public School District
Woodland Elementary School
1410 McKay Ave South
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alexandria Public School District
Voyager Elementary
203 County Rd 44
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alexandria Public School District
Early Education Center
1410 McKay Ave South
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alexandria Public School District
Runestone Area Learning Center
700 Northside Dr NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Runestone Area Ed. School District
Runestone Middle Alc (alex)
510 McKay Ave North
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Runestone Area Ed. School District
Discovery Junior High School
510 North McKay Ave
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Alexandria Public School District
Jefferson Senior High School
1401 Jefferson St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Alexandria Public School District
St Marys School
421 Hawthorne St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Zion Lutheran School
300 Lake St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
New Testament Christian School
2505 State Highway 29 N
Alexandria, MN 56308
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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