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ZIP Code 56531

Primary City:Elbow Lake, MN (View All Cities)
County: Grant County
Timezone: Central (5:58pm)
Coordinates:46.0, -96.0
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56531

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56531. 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 56531. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56531, 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:
Elbow Lake, MN
Unacceptable:
Erdahl

Stats and Demographics for the 56531 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56531 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 56531 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors 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 56531 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,994
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,093
Median Home Value $91,400
Land Area 159.66 sq mi
Water Area 6.54 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 877
Median Household Income $50,658

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male685943653856643961758087674543352415
Female646762643759514365898470664948354433
Total13212610512975115115821261641641571339491706848

Gender

 Male 964 48%
 Female 1,030 52%
Gender

Race

 White 1,941 97.3%
 Black Or African American 4 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.2%
 Asian 4 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 6 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 35 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner98991160145997420
Renter1627232925183220
Total2511611418917011710640

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 468 53%
 Single Guardian 100 11%
 Singles 272 31%
 Singles With Roommate 37 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 629 72%
 Households with Kids 248 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male16121417151211111012948101516141198
Female181116914121214151291512141515161357
Total3423302629242325252418192024303130241415

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56531 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56531 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56531 real estate data, the median home value of $91,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56531 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56531 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56531 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,979 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 15 0.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 403 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 284 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 190 17%
 Households Vacant 216 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 23 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 31 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 104 48%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 51 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 57 25%
 2 Bedroom 125 54%
 3+ Bedroom 49 21%
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 $50,658 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 56531 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. Most commuters in 56531 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 673 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 493 31%
 No Earnings 426 27%
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 673 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 493 31%
 No Earnings 426 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 892 86%
 Public transportation 10 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 83 8%
 Worked at Home 47 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 69 9.8%
 High School Graduate 388 55.2%
 Associate's degree 110 15.6%
 Bachelor's degree 104 14.8%
 Master's degree 31 4.4%
 Professional school degree 1 0.1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 338 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 28 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 66 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56531

ZIP Code 56531 is in the West Central Area School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56531.

West Central Area N. El.
411 1st St S.e.
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Central Area School District

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