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ZIP Code 56401

Primary City:Brainerd, MN (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (2:33pm)
Coordinates:46.3, -94.1
ZIP (~21 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56401

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56401. 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 56401. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56401, 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:
Brainerd, MN
Acceptable:
E Gull Lake, East Gull Lake
Unacceptable:
Baxter

Stats and Demographics for the 56401 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56401 is located in central 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 56401 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56401 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29,439
Population Density 90 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,910
Median Home Value $166,600
Land Area 325.65 sq mi
Water Area 37.23 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,005
Median Household Income $44,553

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0961,0229409909321,0909618738981,0731,035982801652478343238227
Female1,0269819009669331,0338938148251,0611,0751,004826702497414376482
Total2,1222,0031,8401,9561,8652,1231,8541,6871,7232,1342,1101,9861,6271,354975757614709

Gender

 Male 14,631 50%
 Female 14,808 50%
Gender

Race

 White 28,183 95.7%
 Black Or African American 205 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 333 1.1%
 Asian 80 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 74 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 557 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1451,1111,3261,8971,7911,222747235
Renter577875556531377201186228
Total7221,9861,8822,4282,1681,423933463

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,821 48%
 Single Guardian 1,887 16%
 Singles 3,396 28%
 Singles With Roommate 901 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,332 69%
 Households with Kids 3,673 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male223233231196229198195204196196189180192183172185191222220223
Female193225201198214196222182167203168178194157160208183195220194
Total416458432394443394417386363399357358386340332393374417440417

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56401 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 56401 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 56401 real estate data, the median home value of $166,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56401 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56401 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56401 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 28,855 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 124 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 15 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 221 0.8%
 Other Institutional 14 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 210 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,890 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,584 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,531 24%
 Households Vacant 2,905 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 283 9.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 0.7%
 For Sale Only 228 7.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 28 1.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,046 70.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 299 10.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 132 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,125 29%
 2 Bedroom 1,361 35%
 3+ Bedroom 1,217 32%
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 $44,553 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56401 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 56401 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 8,430 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,267 31%
 No Earnings 7,456 32%
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 8,430 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,267 31%
 No Earnings 7,456 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,013 91.1%
 Public transportation 92 0.7%
 Taxicab 28 0.2%
 Motorcycle 13 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 444 3.4%
 Worked at Home 600 4.5%
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 881 9.1%
 High School Graduate 5,658 58.3%
 Associate's degree 1,091 11.2%
 Bachelor's degree 1,432 14.8%
 Master's degree 495 5.1%
 Professional school degree 117 1.2%
 Doctorate degree 34 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,936 85.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 403 7.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 451 7.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56401

ZIP Code 56401 is in the Paul Bunyan Ed. Coop. School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56401.

Paul Bunyan Ed. Coop.
315 Charles St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Paul Bunyan Ed. Coop. School District
Lincoln Education Center
604 South 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brainerd Public School District
Isd 181 Learning Center
311 10th Ave NE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brainerd Public School District
Port Educational Services
115 1st St North
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brainerd Public School District
Discovery Woods Montessori School
810 NW 7th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Discovery Woods Montessori School District
Garfield Elementary
1120 10th Ave NE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brainerd Public School District
Harrison Elementary
1515 Oak St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brainerd Public School District
Lowell Elementary
704 3rd Ave NE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brainerd Public School District
Riverside Elementary
220 3rd St NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brainerd Public School District
Middle Level Alternative Program
311 10th Ave NE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brainerd Public School District
Brainerd Senior High School
702 South 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brainerd Public School District
St Francis Catholic School
817 Juniper St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Montessori School of Brainerd
315 N 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Oak Street Christian School
2910 Oak St
Brainerd, MN 56401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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