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ZIP Code 56479

Primary City:Staples, MN (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (4:05pm)
Coordinates:46.5, -94.8
ZIP (~25 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56479

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56479. 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 56479. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56479, 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:
Staples, MN
Unacceptable:
Moran, Poplar

Stats and Demographics for the 56479 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56479 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 56479 are primarily white. The number of seniors is 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 56479 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,384
Population Density 27 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,631
Median Home Value $114,200
Land Area 198.04 sq mi
Water Area 3.78 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,142
Median Household Income $37,474

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male18619518521214816814715614216718918814713996787849
Female1541721851801551451531301381862061811621331079991137
Total340367370392303313300286280353395369309272203177169186

Gender

 Male 2,670 50%
 Female 2,714 50%
Gender

Race

 White 5,172 96.1%
 Black Or African American 31 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 47 0.9%
 Asian 31 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 14 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 85 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2821123635234023514837
Renter87102707062495263
Total115313306422402284200100

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,059 49%
 Single Guardian 336 16%
 Singles 635 30%
 Singles With Roommate 112 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,480 69%
 Households with Kids 662 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3032354447353841343840313838344544474243
Female2834373033403827343837393833453439372528
Total5866727480757668687677707671797983846771

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56479 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 56479 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 56479 real estate data, the median home value of $114,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56479 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56479 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 $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56479 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,160 95.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 189 3.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 8 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 19 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 981 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 606 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 555 21%
 Households Vacant 489 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 99 20%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 2%
 For Sale Only 53 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 188 38%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 12 3%
 1 Bedroom 95 24%
 2 Bedroom 160 41%
 3+ Bedroom 126 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 $37,474 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56479 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 56479 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,225 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,169 30%
 No Earnings 1,530 39%
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 1,225 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,169 30%
 No Earnings 1,530 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,896 93.1%
 Public transportation 16 0.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 27 1.3%
 Worked at Home 98 4.8%
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 177 11.9%
 High School Graduate 857 57.6%
 Associate's degree 224 15.1%
 Bachelor's degree 117 7.9%
 Master's degree 68 4.6%
 Professional school degree 35 2.4%
 Doctorate degree 10 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 821 83.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 76 7.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 84 8.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56479

ZIP Code 56479 is in the Freshwater Ed. School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56479.

Freshwater Ed. Dist. Alc
1100 5th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Freshwater Ed. School District
Central Minnesota Online Learning
1100 5th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Central Minnesota Online Learning School District
Connections High School
104 Mini Dr
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Connections High School District
Staples Elementary
4th St North
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Staples-Motley School District
Freshwater Ed Virtual Schools Cons.
1100 Fifth St N.e.
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Freshwater Ed. School District
Staples-Motley Senior High School
401 Centennial Ln
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Staples-Motley School District
Sacred Heart Area School
324 4th St NE
Staples, MN 56479
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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