55943 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Houston, MN (0.55%)
Counties: Houston County, MN (80.24%), Winona County, MN (19.76%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,022
Zip code population in 2010: 3,059
Zip code population in 2000: 3,002

Houses and condos: 1,344
Renter-occupied apartments: 200
% of renters here:

16%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 55943: 88.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 170.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,724)
Minnesota:

1.2% ($2,148)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,797 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,598 (1.3%)

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Males: 1,451  (48.0%)
Females: 1,571  (52.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 55943:

For population 15 years and over in 55943:

Zip code 55943 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 55943

  • Zip code 55943 races chart
    • 3,012White population
    • 0Black population
    • 8American Indian population
    • 11Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 20Two or more races population
    • 8Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $147,900
55943:

$147,900
Minnesota:

$180,100
Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.4 years
Minnesota median age:

37.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 55943, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $51,574 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$51,574
State:

$67,192

Salary/wage: $41,819 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
Here:

$41,819
State:

$55,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.6% for AGIs below $25k, 75.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,149 (reported on 48.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,149
Minnesota:

$1,664
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,103 (reported on 22.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,103
State:

$5,665
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,206 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

+$7,206
State:

+$16,131
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,492 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,492
State:

+$12,430
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,111 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
55943:

$10,111
Minnesota:

$15,212
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,221 (20% of AGI, reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$19,221
State:

$24,665

Here:

20.0% of AGI
State:

19.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,459 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,459
State:

$3,948
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,226 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
55943:

$7,226
State:

$10,589
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,139 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,139
State:

$2,037
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 55943, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,333 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,333
State:

$53,560

Salary/wage: $34,152 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
Here:

$34,152
State:

$46,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 216.1% for AGIs below $10k, 70.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,417 (reported on 52.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,417
Minnesota:

$1,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,049 (reported on 25.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,049
State:

$3,096
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,255 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

+$7,255
State:

+$10,864
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,170 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
Here:

+$3,170
State:

+$10,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -10.3% for AGIs below $10k, 8.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, -1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,759 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
55943:

$2,759
Minnesota:

$2,955

Total itemized deductions: $14,853 (24% of AGI, reported on 24.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,853
State:

$20,035

Here:

23.6% of AGI
State:

21.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.3% for AGIs below $10k, 10.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,184 (3% of AGI, reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,184
State:

$3,333

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,073 (reported on 79.2% of returns)
55943:

$4,073
State:

$8,485
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.2% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,610 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,610
State:

$1,523

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 72.8%
Here:

73%
State:

59%
(% for various income ranges: 65.6% for AGIs below $10k, 72.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$51,570
Minnesota:

$60,702
Houston, MN (55943) map Nearest zip codes: 55971, 55925, 55921, 55987, 55974, 55947.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.6%
Minnesota:

50.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.1%
Minnesota:

6.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 100
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,144


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 13 (12 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 634 (337 now married, 297 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 55943 with a mortgage: 575 (37 second mortgage, 63 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 469

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,163
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S446

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.6%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.0
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  • Notable locations in zip code 55943: Mound Prairie (A), Cushon's Peak Campground (B), Money Creek Haven Campground (C), Valley High Country Club (D), Houston Nature Center (E), Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department (F), McCoys Horn Library (G), Houston Fire Department (H), Houston Police Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 55943 include: Grace Church (A), Oak Ridge Church (B), Looney Valley Church (C), Money Creek United Methodist Church (D), Houston Baptist Church (E), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (F), Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (G), Bethany Evangelical Free Church (H), Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Yucatan Cemetery (1), Looney Valley Cemetery (2), Loretta Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Saint Peters Cemetery (5), Old Ridge Cemetery (6), Swenson and Anderson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Buell Lakes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Badger Creek (A), Daley Creek (B), Silver Creek (C), Crystal Creek (D), Corey Creek (E), South Fork Root River (F), Campbell Creek (G), Beaver Creek (H), Storer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 55943 include: South Park (1), Houston City Park (2), Cushion Peak Overlook (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 62010 or later
  • 1212000 to 2009
  • 1941990 to 1999
  • 861980 to 1989
  • 1461970 to 1979
  • 1121960 to 1969
  • 791950 to 1959
  • 601940 to 1949
  • 5401939 or earlier

Zip code 55943 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houston, MN (55943)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 2212 bedrooms
  • 4483 bedrooms
  • 2564 bedrooms
  • 805+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, MN (55943)

  • 5no bedroom
  • 451 bedroom
  • 582 bedrooms
  • 663 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Houston, MN (55943) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 7no vehicle
  • 2551 vehicle
  • 4282 vehicles
  • 2593 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Houston, MN (55943) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 41no vehicle
  • 731 vehicle
  • 562 vehicles
  • 153 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $713.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $147,900
55943:

$147,900
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,800 - $242,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $229,070
Here:

$229,070
State:

$229,257

Townhouses or other attached units: $130,000
Here:

$130,000
State:

$168,477

Mobile homes: $305,835
Here:

$305,835
State:

$45,753

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 8.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 50.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,973

Size of family households: 510 2-persons, 163 3-persons, 114 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 301 1-person, 47 2-persons

493 married couples with children.
126 single-parent households (51 men, 75 women).

98.1% of residents of 55943 zip code speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% very well, 8% well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% very well, 44% well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 27 (0.9%)
(70.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.9%
Whole state:

7.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 30%Canada
  • 22%Germany
  • 22%Netherlands
  • 11%England
  • 7%Belgium
  • 7%Philippines

Most common first ancestries reported in 55943 (%)

  • 27%German
  • 26%Norwegian
  • 8%Irish
  • 6%American
  • 5%Other groups
  • 4%English
  • 2%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 32000 to 2009
  • 101990 to 1999
  • 33Before 1990

Zip code 55943 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 55943 marital status for males
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Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 35%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27%Utility gas
  • 18%Wood
  • 10%Electricity
  • 7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 3,337. Population change in the 1990s: -335 (-10.0%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


62% of the 55943 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Minnesota.

93% of the 55943 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

6.6%
Minnesota:

11.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.0%
Minnesota:

8.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

20.2%
Minnesota:

23.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 68,333Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 54,167Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 53,750Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 52,375Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 47,955Business and financial operations occupations
  • 47,813Life, physical, and social science occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 55943 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2181.3 years
Robert1674.7 years
William1481.2 years
Paul1277.6 years
Arthur1178.5 years
James1171.6 years
Mary1185.1 years
Donald1173.1 years
Emma1189.9 years
Clarence1180.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 55943 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson3279.8 years
Anderson3180.2 years
Johnson2979.0 years
Benson1980.0 years
Olson1682.8 years
Lee1579.1 years
Gaustad1481.1 years
Flatten1379.5 years
Nelson1286.5 years
Beckman1080.7 years

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