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ZIP Code 55731

Primary City:Ely, MN (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (12:44am)
Coordinates:48.0, -92.1
ZIP (~32 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 55731

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 55731. 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 55731. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 55731, 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:
Ely, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 55731 ZIP Code

ZIP code 55731 is located in northeast Minnesota and covers an extremely 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 55731 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely 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 55731 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,820
Population Density 7 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,202
Median Home Value $151,500
Land Area 841.58 sq mi
Water Area 170.81 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,856
Median Household Income $42,386

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 49Female Median Age: 52


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5103119222
5-9123114237
10-1413195226
15-19237142379
20-24225123348
25-29140126266
30-34119118237
35-39123130253
40-44126131257
45-49196219415
50-54261248509
55-59305278583
60-64248247495
65-69215210425
70-74158168326
75-7910598203
80-8486103189
85 Plus70180250

Gender

 Male 2,971 51%
 Female 2,849 49%
Gender

Race

 White 5,635 96.8%
 Black Or African American 39 0.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 40 0.7%
 Asian 25 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 6 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 75 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2413105118
25-34139144283
35-4421469283
45-5445497551
55-6457990669
65-7441775492
75-8422960289
85 Plus9576171

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,323 46%
 Single Guardian 248 9%
 Singles 1,127 39%
 Singles With Roommate 158 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,370 83%
 Households with Kids 486 17%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1212647
2242246
3232346
4142539
5282048
6222446
7193251
8301747
9242145
10311647
11311950
12291746
13182543
14221840
15322254
16243155
17262955
18423173
1911329142
207333106

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 55731 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 55731 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 55731 real estate data, the median home value of $151,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 55731 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 55731 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 55731 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,597 96.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 51 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 165 2.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,107 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,033 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 716 14%
 Households Vacant 2,346 45%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 96 4.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.3%
 For Sale Only 89 3.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 0.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,952 83.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 194 8.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 37 6%
 1 Bedroom 186 30%
 2 Bedroom 207 34%
 3+ Bedroom 180 30%
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 $42,386 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 55731 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 55731 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 55731 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,426 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,797 35%
 No Earnings 1,928 37%
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 1,426 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,797 35%
 No Earnings 1,928 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,182 82.1%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 309 11.6%
 Worked at Home 165 6.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 55731 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 88 4%
 High School Graduate 964 43%
 Associate's degree 245 11%
 Bachelor's degree 634 28%
 Master's degree 203 9%
 Professional school degree 65 3%
 Doctorate degree 28 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 614 81.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 37 4.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 107 14.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 55731

ZIP Code 55731 is in the Ely Public School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 55731.

Washington Elementary
600 East Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ely Public School District
Memorial Secondary
600 East Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ely Public School District

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