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ZIP Code 56215

Primary City:Benson, MN (View All Cities)
County: Swift County
Timezone: Central (3:31am)
Area code: 320 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:45.3, -95.6
ZIP (~16 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56215

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56215. 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 56215. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56215, 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:
Benson, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56215 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56215 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 56215 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 large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56215 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,693
Population Density 22 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,244
Median Home Value $99,000
Land Area 211.30 sq mi
Water Area 2.89 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,023
Median Household Income $55,040

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5124138262
5-9149141290
10-14160150310
15-19160143303
20-24120104224
25-29120115235
30-34134123257
35-39128113241
40-44157135292
45-49158171329
50-54194173367
55-59169146315
60-64145166311
65-6997101198
70-7475107182
75-7979111190
80-8469104173
85 Plus66148214

Gender

 Male 2,304 49%
 Female 2,389 51%
Gender

Race

 White 4,580 97.6%
 Black Or African American 18 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 0.3%
 Asian 9 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 28 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 42 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24256691
25-3413992231
35-4422955284
45-5432071391
55-6431555370
65-7421132243
75-8417386259
85 Plus6589154

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,051 52%
 Single Guardian 207 10%
 Singles 677 33%
 Singles With Roommate 88 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,480 73%
 Households with Kids 543 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1313566
2201737
3273360
4222749
5302757
6312556
7343468
8283361
9262248
10263359
11323062
12293261
13373067
14362561
15372764
16283361
17344579
18341448
19272451
20261642

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56215 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 56215 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 56215 real estate data, the median home value of $99,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 56215 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 56215 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56215 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,604 98.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 8 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 62 1.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 19 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 849 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 628 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 546 24%
 Households Vacant 221 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 76 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 22 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 37 17%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 79 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 83 14%
 1 Bedroom 136 24%
 2 Bedroom 166 29%
 3+ Bedroom 189 33%
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 $55,040 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 56215 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 56215 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 56215 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 1,600 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 864 24%
 No Earnings 1,115 31%
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 1,600 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 864 24%
 No Earnings 1,115 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,803 80%
 Public transportation 49 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 285 13%
 Worked at Home 118 5%
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 231 15%
 High School Graduate 856 55%
 Associate's degree 134 9%
 Bachelor's degree 215 14%
 Master's degree 93 6%
 Professional school degree 27 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 774 97%
 Enrolled in Private School 4 1%
 Not Enrolled in School 21 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56215

ZIP Code 56215 is in the Benson Public School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56215.

Benson Day Treatment
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Benson Public School District
Northside Elementary
1800 West Nevada Ave
Benson, MN 56215
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Benson Public School District
Benson Secondary
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Benson Public School District
Benson Area Learning Center
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Benson Public School District
Heartland Girls Ranch
1400 Montana Ave
Benson, MN 56215
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Benson Public School District
Benson Christian School
1045 Pacific Ave
Benson, MN 56215
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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