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ZIP Code 56542

Primary City:Fosston, MN (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (10:22am)
Area code: 218 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:47.6, -95.7
ZIP (~17 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56542. 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 56542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56542, 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:
Fosston, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56542 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 56542 are primarily white. The number of seniors 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 56542 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,829
Population Density 15 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,377
Median Home Value $113,000
Land Area 191.30 sq mi
Water Area 10.62 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,169
Median Household Income $45,875

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male112118959852706172839390104867263503525
Female908410493506380718584100987869846245110
Total20220219919110213314114316817719020216414114711280135

Gender

 Male 1,379 49%
 Female 1,450 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,700 95.4%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 57 2.0%
 Asian 8 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 63 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner97012917218515610033
Renter3260464132173354
Total4113017521321717313387

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 582 50%
 Single Guardian 164 14%
 Singles 380 33%
 Singles With Roommate 43 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 830 71%
 Households with Kids 339 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male281524232326212721208281722251925121710
Female21151821121420201823102623222117282168
Total4930424435404147394318544044463653332318

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56542 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 56542 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56542 real estate data, the median home value of $113,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 56542. Rentals in 56542 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,738 97%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 66 2%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 25 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 440 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 414 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 315 23%
 Households Vacant 208 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 24 11.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 15 7.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 3.4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 66 31.7%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 94 45.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 17 5%
 1 Bedroom 118 34%
 2 Bedroom 122 35%
 3+ Bedroom 92 26%
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 $45,875 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 56542 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. More commuters in 56542 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 784 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 790 34%
 No Earnings 742 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 784 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 790 34%
 No Earnings 742 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,143 86.9%
 Public transportation 4 0.3%
 Taxicab 2 0.2%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 91 6.9%
 Worked at Home 75 5.7%
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 113 12%
 High School Graduate 584 60%
 Associate's degree 100 10%
 Bachelor's degree 97 10%
 Master's degree 54 6%
 Professional school degree 10 1%
 Doctorate degree 10 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 512 78.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 45 6.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 93 14.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56542

ZIP Code 56542 is in the Fosston Public School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56542.

Magelssen Elementary
700 East 1st St
Fosston, MN 56542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fosston Public School District
Fosston Secondary
301 East 1st St
Fosston, MN 56542
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fosston Public School District

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