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ZIP Code 56540

Primary City:Fertile, MN (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (3:44am)
Coordinates:47.6, -96.3
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56540

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56540. 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 56540. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56540, 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:
Fertile, MN
Unacceptable:
Rindal

Stats and Demographics for the 56540 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56540 is located in northwest 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 56540 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 families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56540 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,962
Population Density 10 people per sq mi
Housing Units 920
Median Home Value $114,100
Land Area 189.31 sq mi
Water Area 3.09 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 801
Median Household Income $44,280

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
Male687771733535504772837867594033402334
Female557676413332515464687059565050434257
Total12315314711468671011011361511481261159083836591

Gender

 Male 985 50%
 Female 977 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,916 97.7%
 Black Or African American 3 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.4%
 Asian 5 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 3 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 28 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner763113155122898233
Renter1124231418111719
Total18871361691401009952

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 470 59%
 Single Guardian 78 10%
 Singles 228 28%
 Singles With Roommate 25 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 567 71%
 Households with Kids 234 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7151614161417102010102891416201212135
Female1011131019171312151314911291212410310
Total1726292435313022352324372043283216221615

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56540 has a slightly less 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 56540 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56540 real estate data, the median home value of $114,100 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 56540. Rentals in 56540 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56540 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,914 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 48 2%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 345 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 319 35%
 Renter Occupied Households 137 15%
 Households Vacant 119 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 7 6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 44 37%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 56 47%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 56 32%
 2 Bedroom 36 21%
 3+ Bedroom 83 47%
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 $44,280 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56540 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 56540 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 582 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 441 28%
 No Earnings 536 34%
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 582 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 441 28%
 No Earnings 536 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 773 87.2%
 Public transportation 1 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 59 6.7%
 Worked at Home 53 6.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. 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 128 18.9%
 High School Graduate 354 52.2%
 Associate's degree 49 7.2%
 Bachelor's degree 97 14.3%
 Master's degree 39 5.8%
 Professional school degree 9 1.3%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 379 89.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 25 5.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 18 4.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56540

ZIP Code 56540 is in the Fertile-Beltrami School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56540.

Fertile-Beltrami Elementary
210 Mill St South
Fertile, MN 56540
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fertile-Beltrami School District
Fertile-Beltrami Secondary
210 Mill St South
Fertile, MN 56540
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fertile-Beltrami School District

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