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ZIP Code 56159

Primary City:Mountain Lake, MN (View All Cities)
County: Cottonwood County
Timezone: Central (5:22pm)
Area code: 507 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.9, -94.9
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56159

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56159. 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 56159. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56159, 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:
Mountain Lake, MN
Unacceptable:
Mt Lake

Stats and Demographics for the 56159 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56159 is located in southwest 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 56159 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 56159 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,928
Population Density 24 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,228
Median Home Value $72,300
Land Area 119.63 sq mi
Water Area 0.63 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,102
Median Household Income $45,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 42


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 59098188
5-9111106217
10-14131103234
15-19123123246
20-249484178
25-297564139
30-348469153
35-395064114
40-446683149
45-49107102209
50-54113104217
55-599383176
60-646664130
65-69444690
70-744666112
75-794761108
80-845167118
85 Plus5298150

Gender

 Male 1,443 49%
 Female 1,485 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,519 86.0%
 Black Or African American 19 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.2%
 Asian 229 7.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.1%
 Other Race 98 3.3%
 Two Or More Races 54 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24251540
25-349543138
35-4411221133
45-5419450244
55-6415531186
65-749417111
75-8411343156
85 Plus415394

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 613 56%
 Single Guardian 127 12%
 Singles 336 30%
 Singles With Roommate 26 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 750 68%
 Households with Kids 352 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1172239
2191433
3222547
4171532
5152338
6232851
7241135
8312253
9182240
10261844
11251944
12232548
13281745
14292453
15252752
16312657
17222648
18282654
19171835
20161834

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56159 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 56159 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 56159 real estate data, the median home value of $72,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56159 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56159 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56159 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,876 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 52 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 447 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 382 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 273 22%
 Households Vacant 126 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 27 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 3%
 For Sale Only 13 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 12%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 58 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 8%
 1 Bedroom 46 24%
 2 Bedroom 85 45%
 3+ Bedroom 45 24%
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 $45,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 56159 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. 56159 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 56159 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 869 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 698 31%
 No Earnings 683 30%
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 869 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 698 31%
 No Earnings 683 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,019 74%
 Public transportation 12 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 243 18%
 Worked at Home 96 7%
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 186 19%
 High School Graduate 518 54%
 Associate's degree 112 12%
 Bachelor's degree 97 10%
 Master's degree 32 3%
 Professional school degree 17 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 509 75%
 Enrolled in Private School 107 16%
 Not Enrolled in School 64 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56159

ZIP Code 56159 is in the Mountain Lake Public Schools. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56159.

Mountain Lake Elementary
450 12th St
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mountain Lake Public Schools
Mountain Lake Secondary
450 12th St
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mountain Lake Public Schools
Mountain Lake Christian School
710 11th St
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Neuhof School
40394 570th Ave
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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