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ZIP Code 56501

Primary City:Detroit Lakes, MN (View All Cities)
County: Becker County
Timezone: Central (7:55pm)
Area code: 218 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:46.8, -95.7
ZIP (~21 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 56501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 56501. 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 56501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 56501, 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:
Detroit Lakes, MN

Stats and Demographics for the 56501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 56501 is located in west 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 56501 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 56501 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,290
Population Density 87 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,412
Median Home Value $175,400
Land Area 187.01 sq mi
Water Area 36.66 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,964
Median Household Income $51,207

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5493475968
5-95285071,035
10-145205241,044
15-19478475953
20-24423389812
25-29478442920
30-34433420853
35-39463410873
40-44477454931
45-495865891,175
50-546466151,261
55-596226411,263
60-645355641,099
65-69422420842
70-74311388699
75-79258321579
80-84212262474
85 Plus139370509

Gender

 Male 8,024 49%
 Female 8,266 51%
Gender

Race

 White 15,066 92.5%
 Black Or African American 80 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 567 3.5%
 Asian 93 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 57 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 420 2.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2480216296
25-34530367897
35-44739220959
45-541,1562541,410
55-641,1751971,372
65-74810146956
75-84559174733
85 Plus133208341

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,520 51%
 Single Guardian 903 13%
 Singles 2,149 31%
 Singles With Roommate 392 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,086 73%
 Households with Kids 1,878 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
191101192
211387200
310393196
410298200
5112109221
69499193
711491205
8108102210
9100106206
1086102188
1110898206
12105107212
13109123232
1411294206
1583100183
1698111209
1710898206
1811086196
197980159
208668154

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 56501 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 56501 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1970s. Looking at 56501 real estate data, the median home value of $175,400 is slightly higher 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 56501. Rentals in 56501 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 56501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,934 97.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 66 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 7 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 209 1.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 74 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,330 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,852 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,782 19%
 Households Vacant 2,448 26%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 106 4.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 0.6%
 For Sale Only 157 6.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 16 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,988 81.2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 167 6.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 1%
 1 Bedroom 504 28%
 2 Bedroom 798 45%
 3+ Bedroom 458 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 $51,207 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 56501 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 56501 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 5,429 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,790 29%
 No Earnings 3,954 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 5,429 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,790 29%
 No Earnings 3,954 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,084 91.4%
 Public transportation 18 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 2 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 264 3.4%
 Worked at Home 386 5.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 530 10%
 High School Graduate 3,018 54%
 Associate's degree 574 10%
 Bachelor's degree 973 18%
 Master's degree 274 5%
 Professional school degree 143 3%
 Doctorate degree 45 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,466 82.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 222 7.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 295 9.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 56501

ZIP Code 56501 is in the Detroit Lakes Public School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 56501.

Drake Residential Treatment Center
702 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Detroit Lakes Middle School
510 11th Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Rossman Elementary
1221 Rossman Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Roosevelt Elementary
510 11th Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Detroit Lakes Middle Alc
500 11th Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Lincoln Early Childhood Ed. Center
204 East Willlow
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Detroit Lakes Alternative Prog.
826 Summit Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Detroit Lakes Senior High School
1301 Roosevelt Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Detroit Lakes Area Learning Center
826 Summit Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Hs Culture Club
702 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Afterschool Program
702 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Hs Extended Year Program
702 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Detroit Lakes Public School District
Holy Rosary Catholic School
1043 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Faith Christian School
24688 County Highway 6
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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