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ZIP Code 56537

Primary City:Fergus Falls, MN (View All Cities)
County: Otter Tail County
Timezone: Central (6:18am)
Area code: 218 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.3, -96.1
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56537

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56537. 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 56537. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56537, 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:
Fergus Falls, MN
Acceptable:
Carlisle

Stats and Demographics for the 56537 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56537 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 56537 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56537 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,548
Population Density 65 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,876
Median Home Value $137,500
Land Area 285.06 sq mi
Water Area 21.57 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,883
Median Household Income $48,919

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male602509590626465558473416534684747663541388354295244285
Female550499582590469540458418526688767674561451402400383616
Total1,1521,0081,1721,2169341,0989318341,0601,3721,5141,3371,102839756695627901

Gender

 Male 8,974 48%
 Female 9,574 52%
Gender

Race

 White 17,834 96.2%
 Black Or African American 187 1.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 114 0.6%
 Asian 108 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 61 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 240 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner796057601,2961,200811634246
Renter291400267319270161240304
Total3701,0051,0271,6151,470972874550

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,993 51%
 Single Guardian 907 12%
 Singles 2,605 33%
 Singles With Roommate 378 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,762 73%
 Households with Kids 2,121 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1331211291151098511210310010911712911512012713412112811694
Female10012010810589109102102971041339812612110311914412110399
Total233241237220198194214205197213250227241241230253265249219193

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56537 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56537 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 56537 real estate data, the median home value of $137,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 56537. Rentals in 56537 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56537 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,877 96.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 53 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 295 1.6%
 Other Institutional 4 0.0%
 College Student Housing 94 0.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 225 1.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,615 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,016 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,252 25%
 Households Vacant 993 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 233 23.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 1.2%
 For Sale Only 147 14.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 43 4.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 404 40.7%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 152 15.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 32 1%
 1 Bedroom 950 41%
 2 Bedroom 860 37%
 3+ Bedroom 490 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 $48,919 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56537 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. The commute in 56537 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 5,846 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,959 32%
 No Earnings 4,517 29%
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 5,846 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,959 32%
 No Earnings 4,517 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,148 90%
 Public transportation 144 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 463 5%
 Worked at Home 303 3%
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 630 10%
 High School Graduate 2,952 47%
 Associate's degree 844 13%
 Bachelor's degree 1,225 20%
 Master's degree 356 6%
 Professional school degree 186 3%
 Doctorate degree 72 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,296 73%
 Enrolled in Private School 545 17%
 Not Enrolled in School 305 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56537

ZIP Code 56537 is in the Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop. School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56537.

Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop.
1519 Pebble Lake Rd
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop. School District
Kennedy Secondary School
601 Randolph Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Fergus Falls Public School District
Iq Academy Minnesota
340 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Fergus Falls Public School District
Fergus Falls Early Childhood Sp Ed
725 West Laurel Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop. School District
Fergus Falls Ec/Elementary Sp Ed
725 West Laurel Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop. School District
Fergus Falls Elementary Sp Ed 5-8
502 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop. School District
Adams Elementary
301 West Bancroft Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fergus Falls Public School District
Cleveland Elementary
919 Northern Ave North
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fergus Falls Public School District
Mckinley Elementary
724 Laurel Ave West
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fergus Falls Public School District
Lakes Area Education Center
1010 Maryland Ln
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fergus Falls Area Sp. Ed. Coop. School District
Fergus Falls Area Learning Center
340 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fergus Falls Public School District
Our Lady of Victory Elementary School
426 W Cavour Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Twin Oaks School
402 Western Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Morning Son Christian School
1319 N Cleveland Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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